While the OpenR/C Project and the Truggy in particular was aiming for durability I wanted a complement focusing more on projects that demanded a higher level of detail.
After growing up with a father who is a model train enthusiast, designing and 3D print model trains and related things seemed like a perfect idea! And so The OpenRailway Project was born.
I launched the OpenRailway Community on Google+ to create a space for 3D Printing Train enthusiasts to get together to share thoughts and ideas.
To get things moving i wanted to create a project to gain interest and decided that the famous American EMD SW1500 Diesel Switcher in 1:32 scale would make a good project to make that ahppen. So after many hours of researching and designing the first project was born.
The community on Google+ is quietly growing. It´s yet a small community but with faithful members sharing ideas and projects with each other. As it happen, Daniels father Göran Jonsson is a leading contributor to the project.
If you want to know more about the project you can read this article on 3DPrint.com or check out the EMD SW1500 switcher below.