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  • The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    For an updated overview of this project see this post.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see The Book of Plug Track.

    The assumption is that you have your own machines on which to experiment, or helpful friends with machines. Please do not send Templot files to commercial laser cutting or 3D printing firms while this project is still experimental, because the results are unpredictable and possibly wasteful.

    Some pages of this and other topics include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files.

Laser-cutting

  1. Martin Wynne

    The Book of Plug Track

    . The idea of this topic is to cover the practical use of the 3D file exports from Templot -- track-laying, printers, machines, materials, tools, polymers, CNC cutters, etc. For more about using the Templot software to create the 3D files, see...
  2. Martin Wynne

    Building 3D track

    . This is a topic to talk about actually building track using 3D methods -- 3D-printing, laser-cutting, CNC-milling, etc. Using both the built-in Plug Track functions in Templot in whole or part (still extremely experimental), see...
  3. laser_cut_timbers.jpg

    laser_cut_timbers.jpg

  4. Martin Wynne

    Experimental Plug Track: 3D-printed, CNC-milled, laser-cut

    . This is a continuation from previous topics about the 3D printed track in development. I have moved it to a new forum section, so if you want to receive emails from this new Plug Track section, you will need to update your Watch settings accordingly. For how to do that, go to...
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