Recognizing Christopher Fet

There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Christopher Fet’s designs of trains and train tracks is impressive. But, Christopher Fet provides a great example of giving created to other designers when he uses pieces of their designs in his work. According to his profile, he only been using Tinkercad since July 2020. You can see Christopher Fet’s other designs on Tinkercad.

The GE AC4400CW was a very well selling locomotive. They were built from 1995 to 2004, when a newer model, the ES44AC, was introduced. SP owned over 200 of these locomotives. SP 262 was built in 1995 and has some fame of leading the last train over Tennessee Pass.
Even though my brother made a coupler, his is for a steam engine the fifties. It also has an unrealistic flat edge, so I decided to make my own. 
The Pacific Lumber Company, of Scotia, California, had a logging railroad built to carry logs to the mill. It even built a section of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which it interchanged with. They had almost 40 steam engines, and had five diesels. The GE 80 Tonner 102 was one of them.
My railroad track, but with concrete “sleepers” for modern trains.

Recognizing Ella Zhong

There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog.  Ella Zhong’s designs are awesome. The designs shows that she is not only creative in creating the designs, but writing the story behind the design. Ella Zhong profile states:

Hi there, and welcome to my profile! I’m a fifth grader, and I like reading books, messing with designs and also science. All my designs are made by me, no copies! (Unless I’m in a contest.)

If you look closely, every design has my hibiscus-based flower badge hidden in it! If you find it, tell me in the comments the approximate location, so others can find it too. For example: “The flower is hidden in a tapestry in your house.”

You can see all of Ella Zhong’s designs on Tinkercad.

A peaceful community garden designed to remind us of the beauty of nature, featuring detailed birdhouses, benches, bird feeders, and a water wheel you can spin! (Somehow this makes me nostalgic for the warmer months.)
A fun, original water bottle, in the shape of a rainbow unicorn’s horn, when printed the right size, it can hold 1 liter of water. The lid works by strong magnets, but don’t worry, they are contained properly. Its shape allows it to fit easily in a small container, with a loop for easy carrying
Another attempt with curved bodies with wave dupe, and something I made just to satisfy my need to make something new. Perfect for storing reactive or strong solutions, this bottle is covered and carved with lock jewels that prevent any chance of theft. The small staring dragon is poised to attack at the first thief it spots, and the stardust gold stopper further increases the strength. There are less than 500 remaining, since these bottles are ancient.

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

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

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.

3D Design of Houmas House

Here it is!  This is what I have been working on since May 14.

I selected the Houmas House in Louisiana because it is one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas in Louisiana, and because I had a bunch of pictures.

I worked on it about 20 minutes per day.  On July 3, disaster happened.  For some reason the image was locked.  I could not make any changes.  This event was very discouraging until I decided to see if I could “duplicate” the design in the program.  Success, I now had a copy of the original that I continued to develop.  I also decided to create parts of the design in other files and import them into the design so it would load faster.

I designed it so it could be 3D printed; each floor, the post and steps, the railing, the original building in the back.  One day soon, I may try to print it.   The stairs will not print, not enough support structure.  Everything in the design, is no smaller that .4 mm.

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This is the view from the front door.  I decided to make the windows panes transparent so the inside of the house could be viewed through the windows.

Front door

The house is not exacted.  I did not have pictures of some of the areas of the house.

This is the design in Tinkercad.  It will take a while to load because there are numerous parts. Houmas House

Here are a couple picture of the Houmas House.
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