Afternoon Project: Track Bumpers

SLSF Freak Jul 3, 2022

  1. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've got a section or two of Unitrack on my workbench that I use to check alignment and "look" of some of my locomotive shells and parts. One annoying thing is that the non-motorized things tend to roll off the end of my track. After putting up with sliding trains for way too long I decided to do something about it.

    I wanted this:
    trackBumper_prototype.jpg
    So design:
    trackBumper_design.jpg
    And print:
    trackBumper_printed.jpg


    Now my stuff won't roll off the ends! o_O I haven't logged into my Thingiverse account since the data breech but if anyone wants a copy of the stl's I'll find a way to make it available.

    Cheers -Mike
     
  2. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Those came out really nice. Most excellent sir. (y)(y)(y)
     
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  3. wvgca

    wvgca TrainBoard Member

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    I wanted something more old time, the were printed on a filament printer, rafts not pulled off yet, or painted.
    your's turned out good

    DSCF1873.JPG
     
  4. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    very nice. i would like those stl files for my rails if you please. would be good for the yard tracks witch im rebuilding with flex track .
     
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  5. McBoone

    McBoone New Member

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    Mike...this would be a perfect addition to the layout I'm working on. Can you post the STL, or send direct?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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  6. Bruceg503

    Bruceg503 TrainBoard Member

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    Mike, Will they work on atlas code 55 flex? I to would like the STL file, Please and thank you.
     
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  7. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    I would like the STL file too! Thank you Sir.
     
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  8. WolfWorks

    WolfWorks TrainBoard Member

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    Mike you could put the STL into the Resources area, that is where others have posted STL files and other Resource files.
    Very nice bumpers
     
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  9. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've finally dusted off my Thingiverse account and have everything activated again. The STL is located here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5446472

    It will fit over the rail, but since it was designed on taller rail there will be a gap between the rail and the upper portion of the bumper. So basically the bumper will sit a little high. You may be able to gently file down the bottom of the bumper to reduce the height of the mounting area.

    Cheers -Mike
     
  10. Bruceg503

    Bruceg503 TrainBoard Member

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    Awesome TY
     

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