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Model Trains


My name is Will Kenly. In my spare time I design and manufacture custom O-scale model train cars as a hobby. Each train car is designed to look correct in scale as well as function in a prototypical manner. Generally I don't try and model a specific train car, but rather I take inspiration from one or more full-size ones and incorporate that into my design. Once I have a vision I will fully model the train car using a CAD package.

Once designed and modeled I will do the CAM for all parts and then manufacture the pieces right in my home shop. I use a 3 axis CNC milling machine to do most of the unique part creation. My Tormach 1100 CNC allows me to make very unique parts. Most of my parts require 3D machining which is very time consuming, even for a CNC milling machine. The Tormach 1100 has a precision of 0.001" and I take pride in maintaining that tolerance.

Below is an example of how the machine carves the complex 3D shapes out of solid planks of wood.


This website is a gallery display of my hobby work.

For videos of my train

cars click here!



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