Topic: Gates for Gaslands
March 2, 2018 at 3:01 am #3526
As you know, some of the scenarios in Gaslands require the vehicles to pass through gates in a particular order as well as a start/finish line.
After tinkering about with some designs of my own and not being particularly happy with any of them, I stumbled upon a design on Thingiverse for a “Small checkpoint gate for small R/C or slotcars” by MoMaHo.
Although they are a simple design, what attracted me to them was (a) they aren’t too stylised which means I can tweak them to my heart’s content, and (b) they are designed to easily expand/contract according to how wide you need the gates to be. Sweet!March 2, 2018 at 3:04 am #3527
I opted to print out four gates worth of parts on my Cetus-3D (0.2mm layer height at 20% infill for strength and weight) which should be enough for a 4’x4’ race area.
The clearance on these is between 14cm to 22cm (inner tyre edges) with a top clearance of 9cm. Pretty much the only thing that won’t fit under it is a big war rig, but to be honest you wouldn’t be racing war rigs… would you? Hmm.
The front gates are shown at minimum width, the back ones at max. That’s a standard Hot Wheels sized vehicle there to give an indication of scale.March 2, 2018 at 3:06 am #3528
Next up, I wanted a way to indicate (a) what the gate number was (or if it was the Start/Finish line) etc., and (b) which was the correct way through the gate. I modified some Ork Armour Plates from Tinkercad (by simonjhenry), scaled them up and glued them in place. The idea will be to rust/weather them and then scrawl over them in a graffiti-like manner with the relevant information.March 2, 2018 at 3:09 am #3529
A rear view of an unpainted Gaslands gate. That small plate at the top will have a big red ‘X’ scrawled on it to show how much of a doofus you are for going the wrong way.March 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm #3706
oh those are nice. i’ve been on the hunt for some too with little luck, but this is giving me ideas.March 12, 2018 at 4:29 pm #3717
If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you can do similar things using an idea one of the other forum guys posted – the sprue left over from model kits. Just find interesting things to ‘wedge’ them in to act as supports.
I couldn’t find any old bits of sprue big enough and had to stop myself from 3D printing sprue! How sad am I? LOLMarch 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm #3745
Front and back of gates 1 and 2.March 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm #3746
Side views of gates 3 and 4, showing direction arrows.March 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm #3748
Have you updated your thingiverse file? Would love to get the numbered gates!March 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm #3751
WOW. I wasn’t expecting anyone else to want them. LOL
I’ve listed a remix of the original RC Gates on Thingiverse with a copy of my modified Ork Armour Plates as “Gaslands Race Gate”. You can find it here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2824715March 13, 2018 at 5:22 pm #3754
Thank You! These are great!
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