HO Scale Lumber Bundles
Everything here is intended for personal, non-commercial use. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at email@example.com. I’d especially like to know your printer model, resin type and print settings and how well they worked. A photo of the completed model and permission to use it on this page would be welcome as well.
These bundles represent unwrapped lumber loads and can be printed on any SLA resin printer. They feature individual board detail on both sides, the top and one end. The remaining end is smooth and the bottom is open with a rabbet cut into it to accommodate an optional bottom plate that can be cut out of styrene with a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker. You can refer to this post for finishing recommendations.
- 2 ft. high bundles (5 rows per centerbeam) – Each archive contains an .stl file for the bundle itself, a .dxf file for the optional base and an info.txt file with instructions.
To complete the bundles as per the prototype you will need to purchase the following from your favorite hobby retailer:
– Northeastern Scale Lumber – HO 2″ x 4″ – 11″ Length Scale Lumber (HOSCAL2411) – For the risers banded under each bundle.
– Berkshire Junction – “Fine” EZ Line – Green (for some bundle bands) and black (for other bands and centerbeam tie-downs).
– Chartpak – 1/32″ Matte Graphic Tape (BG3101M) – For simulating edge protectors on loaded centerbeam cars.
- Paint Stencils – These are .studio3 files that can be opened in Silhouette Studio and cut out on Oracal 631 Removable Vinyl using a Silhouette Cameo. Included with the download is a .txt file with the cut settings that I found worked best for my Cameo 4 with an Autoblade.
- Western Forest Products (WFP) – For 2×8’s in 2 ft. high by 10,12,14,16,18 and 20 ft. lengths. I found that a 50/50 mix of Tru-Color Cascade Green and BNSF Green was a good approximation of the green WFP uses.