Pagnoni press flatcar load


NE Model Works has developed a Pagnoni Press 3D printed part for use as a flatcar load. The press is printed on an Elegoo Saturn mSLA resin printer.


Richard Townsend noticed I do 3D design and printing after I responded to a message on group about doing 3D printing a gondola. Richard replied

Mr. Redden,

I gather from your post about possibly 3D printing gondolas that you can do 3D design and printing. Assuming that’s true I am wondering if you might be interested in doing a flatcar load for me. I’ve attached a photo of the piece I’m interested in; it’s the part above the legs. Is this something you might be interested in helping me with?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

Model Press Design

After Richard and I exchanged emails we agreed on some design requirements

  •  Press dimensions 1.75″ X 1.4″
  • Remove the posts and the attachment fittings at the bottom
  • Model the press with a flat bottom
  • Add lettering to both long sides
  • Hollow the part to reduce resin usage
  • Add drain holes on the bottom

I designed the basic shape of the press first. Then I added lettering after finding a font close to the lettering in the prototype photo. Finally I added the cylinders and clamping bolt details to the top of the press.

I oriented the press so the curved top was angled at 45 degrees to eliminate stair-stepping and make the top as smooth as possible. Richard was very pleased with the press prints.

NE Model Works sells the Pagnoni Presses for $25 each. Shipping is $6 for USPS First Class. Please contact me with any questions or to order.

3D printed flatcar load
Front of Press
Top of Press
Bottom of Press


Subscribe to receive email when something new is happening at NE Model Works.