I have spent the last 3 years building a model of a British locomotive: Southern Railways Schools Class V “Epsom” using both FDM and resin printers.
The world of 3d printing has moved on considerably during this period. At the end of last year I purchased a Form 3 printer to expecting a higher level of detail.
The cab was only the second print to come off the Form 3 and was very impressive. I expected it to produce good detail in the cab and was not disappointed. I’m sure with what I’ve learnt about model orientation and support that I could probably get it even better.
I’ve included a link to pictures of the Form 3 output and the locomotive:
The FDM printer (my first) was a ‘Raise3d N2 Plus’ which made the tender, the frame and boiler of the engine and the wheels. An AnyCubic resin printer produced the valve gear, and is being retired now I have the Form 3.
The Form 3 has produced the locomotive cab and the fittings inside, the wheel splashers and nameplate, smoke deflectors and chairs on the track.