Hot Air Balloon Festival

I wanted to create a Hot Air Balloon in Tinkercad. Creating a balloon is easy, the hard part is getting multiple colors. To resolve this issue, I created a template to create colorful hot air balloons. It was so much fun, before I knew it, I had a Festival of Balloons.

This is the multi-color balloon:

Balloon without basket

This balloon was created using the Tinkercad Logo:

The American Flag balloon was created from the flag I designed several years ago.

I’ve used Instructables to provide instructions on how to create a Hot Air Balloon.

Click here for instructions on creating a balloon.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

You may view the festival by clicking this link.

There are two YouTube videos on how I create some of the balloons:

Multi-color Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon with Text

Railroad Town – Mill

I have created buildings for my Railroad Town using Tinkercad. The last building I created was the town’s mercantile. If you look at the front of the building, you will notice that I created some bags of flour along with other supplies.

My thought was if the town mercantile sold flour, they would a supplier for that product. Hence, the water mill for the town was conceived. Originally, I was going to design the mechanism use to grind the grain, but it is complex. If you look in the inside you will see the beginning of the mechanism. I may complete it one day.

First I created the water wheel, which match the gears on the inside. Then I created the building. I needed a trough to direct water on to the water wheel.

The terrain had to be create and adjusted to support the trough.

The door was above water level so I needed a path to enter the building.

I copied my horses and wagon from the Tinkercad design I made for the Town Livery and loaded the wagon with copies of the flour from the town’s Mercantile design file. I just noticed the horses do not have their harness on, let me go correct that.

If you would like to see the 3D design for this building, please visit Tinkercad.

Railroad Town – Mercantile

Many years ago I created a 3d train in Tinkercad. My goal was to create all the buildings I needed for a Railroad town. (Yes, I am slow featuring the buildings here.) My Railroad Town, which I named Sunrise, has a Train Station, Saloon, Bank and other buildings. The citizens of this town would need a place to buy and sell goods; the Railroad Town Mercantile was created. Yes, I could have name in General Store, but I wanted a more sophisticated name.

This building was created in Tinkercad, which is a easy to use 3D modeling program which it free to use. It is own by Autodesk and it is their apparent their goal it to teach students how to design. This is the link to view the 3d Railroad Town Mercantile building in Tinkercad.

There is no inside of the building. I created items for placement on the porch; barrels, flour bags, crates of apples and oranges, and fabric rolls.

Note the hinge and lock on the back door. If these items were normal size and 3d printed, they would actually function.

Railroad Town – Bank

The next building I designed for my Railroad Town is the Bank. With the Railroad Station, Saloon, Livery, and others a lot of commerce would be conducted in the town, the town would need a place for the residence to store their funds. I did not create a inside for the bank, because I wanted to print the design. See the 3d Bank in Tinkercad.

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

Balloon Cart

Three years ago, I designed this Balloon Cart in Tinkercad.  I thought I would feature it in this blog because I been finishing up another similar project.  This design has been downloaded numerous times from Tinkercad.  I think they are just after my balloons.

Here is the link to view it in Tinkercad:  Balloon Cart

This link will let you view it in MakerBot Thinkverse:  Balloon Cart

Balloon CartBalloon Cart 2

I do not believe that it can be 3D printed without some tinkering.

https://www.tinkercad.com/embed/lsOGqEv4J22?editbtn=1