…Daniel has recently branched out to another field of self-propelling toys for young and old: miniature trains. Aside from working on very cool 3D printable trains and railways, he has also launched an open-source community to accompany this new and exciting project: OpenRailway.
Currently Daniel is already working on a number of designs, the first of which is a 1:32 scale, a American Diesel, EMD SW1500.
…The drive for this surfaced a few months ago, when Daniel was approached by the organizers of Sweden’s largest hobby fair. They asked him to attend and show off the possibilities of 3D printing for hobbyists.
‘While I have 3d printed R/C cars, quads and other things, they were also interested in my model train stuff. And as my dad and I have built a model railway of our own, I naturally wanted to do something that involved trains as well.’ And thus the foundations for OpenRailway were laid.’ Daniel explained.
Working together with his friends at the Swedish 3D printing web store Creative Tools, which specialized in 3D printer parts and accessories, Daniel developed a small 3D printed railway and locomotives. ‘On top of that we got permission from model train manufacturer Jeco to test print one of their locomotives to show at the fair.’ ….
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