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  • O scale buffalo

    Howdy folks,

    Has anyone found a good O scale buffalo or bison? The ones I saw on Google had sizes all over the place, and I didn't develop any confidence that they were accurate in size.

    Have fun,
    mike

  • #2
    The miniprints ones look good, but being 3D prints are fairly expensive. https://www.miniprints.com/product/bison/ I guess it depends on how many you need but you can get a good idea of their size from the second photo on that page and they seem to vary in size a fair bit (the wikipedia article reckons they vary from 320-1180kg in the wild).
    Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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    • #3
      https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/a...american-bison

      Stl file here. How many do you need Mike? I have a printer but know nothing about this seller. Looks like she sells the stl file? May be others on the web.
      Last edited by Philip; 3 weeks ago.

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      • #4
        Scenic Express has one in O scale #CG4026, https://www.sceneryexpress.com/O-SCA...ctinfo/CG4026/ but out of stock at the moment.
        However, it is for sale on Amazon, same buffalo. Can't post link due to Forum Rules I guess, so PM sent to you.
        This is the picture of the Buffalo from both places.


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        Louis
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          They are big animals, here is a prototype picture for a visual.

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          Here are some model sizes;

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          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Neil, Philip, and Louis, thank you for the research and suggestions. They are beasts. Had a high school acquaintance hit one in an MGA. The buffalo rolled over the top completely flattening the car. He didn't make it. ~mike

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Philip View Post
              https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/a...american-bison

              Stl file here. How many do you need Mike? I have a printer but know nothing about this seller. Looks like she sells the stl file? May be others on the web.
              Philip, I purchased the file. I have a printer, so will play around a bit to scale. Thank you so much for the link. ~mike

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              • #8
                When you are able to start the printing Mike, I'd sure like to see your outcome. I'm interested in this whole printing thing. It has to be the greatest invention when it come to model railroad building and detailing. And it must be fun at the least.
                I'm sure your car vs. buffalo was something to remember.


                Louis
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • #9
                  The difficult part is not the actual printing, but the scaling and configuration of the slicer. It has been over a year since I printed, so need to do a lot of catchup and re-familiarization. ~mike

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                  • #10
                    No problem Mike. Good luck slicing, sizing and supporting. Didn't realize Buffalo were that LARGE.

                    Philip

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                    • #11
                      Mike,

                      I don't have any idea what printer and slicer you are using, but.... I've got one of the cheap Elegoo Mars printers and was frustrated with the Chitubox slicer. Switched to the Lychee slicer and it makes more sense to me. The Chitubox was adding so many extra 'supports, that I ended up tossing parts away as they broke trying to pull away the extraneous plastic. Good luck getting reacquainted with the printer.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • Philip
                        Philip commented
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                        I never use auto support with s hitubox. I'll surely check out Lychee..

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by BurleyJim View Post
                      Mike,

                      I don't have any idea what printer and slicer you are using, but....

                      Jim
                      I didn't recognize the slicers you us, which clued me into the printer you are using. I am using an FDM printer, and have been eyeing resin printers for some time. My needs are more aligned with the capabilities of the resin printer...maybe I'll take the plunge. Thanks for the responses. ~mike

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