Magnet set squares are invaluable for railway modelling.
I’ve bought a few sets in the past – one from Bachmann and one from Proses – but they can be quite expensive for what they are.
I wanted to find a cheaper option, so once again turned to my 3D printer for a solution.
In this video, I show you how to make your own magnetic clamps at home, using a 3D printer and my free to download/use 3D design (STL format).
You can download the 3D model to print at home for non-commercial use here: www.strathpefferjunction.com/3dmodels
Want to make your own? You’ll need materials!
Here are some affiliate links to materials used in this project. They don’t cost you any more to use, but I get a (very) small return from each item sold, which helps me keep the channel going.
- Neodymium magnets (eBay): https://ebay.to/30owV5R
- Neodymium magnets (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2WMmzur
- EMA Plastic Weld (eBay): https://ebay.to/2VvAYcS
- EMA Plastic Weld (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2VrvaRv
I tend to use Rigid.Ink filament where I want quality and strength. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s by far and away the most reliable filament I’ve found. Plus, their customer service is excellent: https://amzn.to/2JtPMr5
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