1:32 gauge 1
The items on this page are intended to be used with gauge 1 standard gauge , ie 1:32 scale.
They can of course be used with any other scale that you think fit so 1:29 to 1:35 might not be that far out.

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The basic model EMD SW-1500 locomotive design comes from the generosity of Daniel Noree. I have adapted the design to provide improved strength, in particular the main frame can be printed in one piece, as can the motor housing. I can supply the basic kit of body/chassis parts (and the MTH 50- DCS Protosound diesel digital decoder set if required). I can suggest sources for for motors/wheels and lights but leave you to obtain and fit them as there are many options regarding power souce and control. Should you merely want a static model then simple printed bogies with wheels can be supplied. If you want to order one of these kits then please get in touch to discuss options for filament colo(u)rs and what the current queue is on my larger printer. For those that might be querying the gaps the photo above is of a dry-fit proof of concept for the first recipient prior to posting it off.

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For the trackside signals I am indebted to Olivier Trocherie.


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70 Ton Gondola
A relatively simple design one piece body for a gondola, approaching the limit of what I can produce lenthwise with my original fdm printer. The current image shows it warm off the bed prior to ladders being attached. It will be sold without trucks or couplers allowing you to use your preferred items.



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Stock car side panel
This is a simple printed side wall with door allowing a 40' MTH box car to be converted in to a stock car. The box car will have to be cut to inlet these pieces, a task which might be made more easy should you have access to a vertical mill or 3d router.


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Archbar bogie frame
This is a simple archbar style bogie frame (wheelsets not included) with ballraces, suitable for MTH wheelsets. Although the frames can exhibit a very small amount of torsional flex they should not be regarded as either equalised or sprung.



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Bettendorf style roller bogie frame
Once again dimensioned for the MTH pattern freight wheelsets (not included), this is a frame where ballraces have been substituted for the full size roller bearings. Suspension by small coil springs.


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Knuckle couplers for MDC~Roundhouse, Great Trains, USA Trains
If you are happy with the LGB style hook and loop style couplers then you have no need for these. If however you would prefer something that looks rather more realistic but without the costs of Kadee then I offer these for your consideration. Please understand that these have a fixed knuckle, they will not be effected by uncoupling ramps or magnets so are not the choice for shunting sessions (although if paired with an opening knuckle you ought to be able to uncouple). On the other hand the potential problem of trains splitting from a working coupler being struck or jolted has been removed. The style of knuckle mimics that of MTH and is available in two general sizes and two shank styles. The larger size is over scale for 1:32 but will match up with the MTH gauge 1 rolling stock and also couple to Aristocraft. The smaller size is more in keeping with 1:32 scale and is intended to be used with the likes of Samhongsa, Fine Art, Aster, Accucraft, Bockholt and others that manufacture to that scale. In either case, whether using Great Trains, MDC (and I presume that Piko still use their moulds) or USA Trains, the top edge of the actual knuckle is intended to be 28mm above the rail. The version for Great Trains coaches has a very small variation in the mounting shank. If required batches can be produced with small variations in shank length and knuckle height.

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The monsieurvapeur website offers a range of products but if you have friends or colleagues who are interested in diorama building, model railways and/or wargaming then I can produce a range of buildings to suit anything from Z through N, Ho/OO, the common fantasy wargaming size of 28mm, right on up through 1:43 (european O), 1:48 (american O) to 1:32 for 54mm figures (gauge 1 true scale) or even larger if desired (so as to perhaps suit Playmobil/Geobra, polly pocket or other toy series, you tell me how large a doorway needs to be and I'll see if I can print at that size).
For Tri-ang and Tri-ang~Hornby collectors I have made some specific accessories, particularly for their NATO and Battle-Space ranges.

For those interested in Meccano, the licenced Erector sets and other copycat systems such as Maerklin, Mehanotehnika et al I produce some parts to enhance the caterpillar track.