Recognizing Designer – Classic Scale Model Company Ltd.

There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. This designer obviously loves buildings as much as I do. They have been using Tinkercad since January 2020. There profile states: “I custom design HO scale homes, scenery items and much more for model railroads or dioramas. My designs are based on 20th century Americana style homes to capture true-to life realism in modeling.” Link: User Anderson Bihler Scale Model Company Ltd. | Tinkercad

Below are some of their designs:

Railroad Town – Livery

The next building I designed in my Railroad Town was the Livery. My thought were: I had the Train, the train dropped passengers for at the Train Station I designed. If the passengers wanted to travel or set up a farm, they would need some place to rent or purchase horses and wagons. So the Livery was created. But, it needed a horse, a wagon, and the building.

Yes, I made the horse a lot bigger than it needed. This helped with the details when I scaled it down. The joints are their in case I want to pose the horse in future designs. Link to view the horse in 3d: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/jTh69Npb1Eu

The horses were imported into this design as STL files. This allowed the design to load faster. Link to the wagon in 3D: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/1aXkcSkeSV0

The water troughs and hay was taken from other designs. Yes, the wagon was designed for the canopy on the wagon to be removed. Link to the Liver in 3d: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/lGqOUWemGMK

Audiobook Recommendation – January 2021

Wow, it’s been over a year since I made a list of the audiobooks that I have enjoyed. First, I saw where Dennis Taylor wrote a fourth book in the Bobverse series. Why? The third book wrapped everything up. I will listen to it, and if it is entertaining, I will put it on the next list.

Pixel Dust Series by David Petrie

  1. Party Hard
  2. Pyramid Game
  3. Auction of Souls

A Touch of Power Series by Jay Boyce

  1. Siphon
  2. Adapt
  3. Sense

Axe Druid Series by Christopher John

  1. Into the Light
  2. Into the Dragon’s Den
  3. Into the Hells
  4. Into the Darkness
  5. Into the Storm

Ascend Online by Luke Chmilenko

  1. Ascend Online
  2. Legacy of the Fallen
  3. Hell to Pay

Bibliomancer: Wolfman Warlock, Book 1 by James Hunter and Dakota Krout
Paige’s Story: The Fort Thomas Series, Book One by A. J. Bass
Will Destroy the Galazy for Cash by Yahtzee Croshaw

I haven’t listen to a lot of books this year, because I haven’t traveled much. I hope to do better this year.

Railroad Town – Cow Depot

In 2016, I created a Train in Tinkercad. One of the train cars was a Livestock Car. My thoughts were: I now had a Railroad Station to drop off the passengers, therefore I needed a place to drop of the cows. The cow was created when as part of the livestock car. Here is the Cattle Depot I created. Link to 3d view: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6m2hyWDzL7z.

The cow is one of my most popular designs. If you are wondering how I came up with the name for the Town, well the train is called “Midnight Express”.

Railroad Station

In 2016, I created a 3d design of a Train in Tinkercad. It came complete with the train engine, coal car, passenger car, cattle car, caboose and cows. Blog post: 3d Print – Train Engine | Sarah Cath’s Adventures. Since I was prevented in 2020 from having too many adventure outside, I started creating a Railroad Town for my train.

My train of thought was, if I have a train I need a Railroad Station. So I created a Railroad Station. Link to see 3D view: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/3iGbkrv0K2U

Front View – Street Side
Side View
Back – Train Side

Santa’s Workshop

During 2020, I have spent a lot of time in Tinkercad designing 3D buildings and other items to go with the buildings. Here is probably my final design for 2020, my version of Santa’s Workshop. I created the flooring first, then the decorating inside the building. Afterwards, I created the walls, windows, doors and finally the outside décor.

Yes, I made the elves, stockings, and presents too. You can view the 3D design on Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/hH70mNuXMGZ

Plastercraft Houses 2020

Okay, I only painted three Plastercraft Houses in 2020 – so far. After I finished the last two, I was looking through the box of houses that wasn’t damaged in the 2016 flood, and found the “Hot Rod Parts” building. Since I normally paint three houses at a time, I continue to look and found a second “Hot Rod Parts” building, and then I found a third “Hot Rod Parts” building. So, I decided to paint all three. One for my sister, who I started painting houses for many years ago. One for my other sister, who rescue the houses from the flood and one for me. They were surprise! Especially, since California Creations went out of business.

Creating a Christmas Tree with Tinkercad

In 2020, I haven’t painted much, nor have I drawn much. Most of my time being creative was spent in Tinkercad. I used Tinkercad to create a replicate of the Houmas House. I have created many building for my Railroad Town. Other designers are asking “How?” or “Teach me!” Since it is Christmas Time, I decided to provide instructions on how I created a Christmas Tree using Tinkercad. The instructions on instructable: https://www.instructables.com/Designing-a-Christmas-Tree-With-Tinkercad/. Or you can watch the video:

Yes, I also created an angel to go on top of the tree.

You need to watch to video to see how I created the Angel.