Traction Engine

Designed for radio control, but also nice for dissplay. Some hardware items will also be needed, see the assembly guide for more details.


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    All of the parts are orientated ready for slicing.
    No support material is needed for any of the parts except for the rear flange, although I did just manage to print this without. See the model in action here

    Materials and methods

    I used PLA for the main parts and flexible filament for the tyres, all printed at 0.2mm layer height.



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    Very nice and attractive RC model
    Only I asked for the roof but it is not necesary to have a functional model
    Mini cara agustinAgustin Vargas commented ago

    I had printed the model, as soon I have some pictures I will post. I think the model is prepared to use a roof but it is mising. Is it possible to get the stl's for it?

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    4294b2e8612d3914acd26650a5c96b5b?default=blank&size=40Paul Larkin commented ago

    well for anyone that cant print boiler bands use the front wheel rim file reduce it in cura to 62.5% and stop the print at 80 % complete

    B3bddee9600d278b66d9c33911a02e42?default=blank&size=40pimar3D commented ago


    ok but I can't understand why you have this problem while the boiler

    band .stl file looks fine.

    4294b2e8612d3914acd26650a5c96b5b?default=blank&size=40Paul Larkin commented ago

    I got round it I used wheel rim file resized it and stopped the print at 80% so it looks about right

    B3bddee9600d278b66d9c33911a02e42?default=blank&size=40pimar3D commented ago

    Hi Paul,

    I have had any problem with the print of the boiler bands.

    Here is the file I used. I hope it works fine for you.

    4294b2e8612d3914acd26650a5c96b5b?default=blank&size=40Paul Larkin commented ago


    I have printed every thing just fine, except the boiler bands they only print as a circle of dots. I have tried using the file here and the zip file but getting the same thing, can you please check your copy of the file to see if it works, and maybe email me that file, as with out that rings that im printing in gold will let the model down



    4294b2e8612d3914acd26650a5c96b5b?default=blank&size=40Paul Larkin commented ago

    thx for answering im in Ireland and I will sure post a pic when its finished but wait for the screws from china

    B3bddee9600d278b66d9c33911a02e42?default=blank&size=40pimar3D commented ago

    Hi Paul,

    Ron was lucky to find his driver on eBay. After many time searching I

    get a "play mobil" driver. Here in France we have many play mobil

    collectors so it's easy to find. I don't know about your country. I'll

    be pleased to see your work when finished.

    4294b2e8612d3914acd26650a5c96b5b?default=blank&size=40Paul Larkin commented ago

    im making the engine at the moment BUT I will have no one to drive it as there is not a print for driver fred ..... where did he come from as he looks to scale

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    Mini my avitarRon commented ago

    Hi pimar3D

    Sorry for the delay in responding but I have been very busy designing new stuff.

    Try these screws from eBay UK or maybe there's an equivalent on eBay fr.

    You can probably get away with 0.5mm sorter but not 0.5mm longer screws.

    B3bddee9600d278b66d9c33911a02e42?default=blank&size=40pimar3D commented ago

    Hi Ron, I love this design and I hope make one very soon. But ther is a little problem: here in France, I can't find M2 x 9.5mm or 6.5mm Self Tapping Screws. We can buy only M2 x 6 or 10mm. My friend Google don't say better. Please let me know if ther is a place to buy the screws you use or if the +/- .5mm is not a problem. Many thanks for your reply.

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