Track Gauge: 26mm
Number of components: 142
Design Time: 15h
Print Time: 50h
Assembly Time: 5h
Printer: Prusa MK3S+
Nozzle Diameter: 0.3mm
The station was the final subassembly to be designed and was intended to be a more simple, barebones approach as far as mechanical assemblies and appearance were concerned. It no longer includes actuating station gates or loading rows, however has an improved and more robust drive system along with a hall sensor to allow for precise train positioning.
The weakest aspect of the previous station was the drive system. It was revamped for this build through the use of a timing belt which proved to be much more reliable with the increased contact area on the trains.
The hall sensor was located near the rear of the station track so once the train's magnet on its third car triggered the sensor, the motor turned off, centering the train in the station.
For a cleaner final appearance, details were printed independently, painted, and applied to the main building structures.
Two supports from the launch track were altered and instead fasten to the station due to spacing constraints.
Final virtual station assembly can be seen alongside the launch and transfer track in the adjacent renders.
Return to the construction page to see the printed and painted station assembled with the rest of the layout: