I've been working on the second of the two river bridges on my model of Clare. For most of the building I've been using the laser cutter to make the brick work but the centre pier of the bridge has two different shapes at the ends. The upstream end is rounded and the downstream end is shaped to a point. The curve is impossible to cut flat and then bend and the multiple corners on the pointed end would have a some nasty joints to hide. I thought I'd give it a go on the 3D printer.
I've also printed the girders. The polystyrene in the river bed will get covered in sculptamold prior to adding the Woodland scenics water.
While playing with the printer I decided to have a go at a locomotive chimney. I think it is fair to say that the result looked better than the lump of white metal supplied in a recent kit.
Lots of fun..