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Topic: Gates for Gaslands

  • #3526

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
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    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.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2799065

    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!

    #3527

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    Gaslands Gates 1
    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.

    #3528

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    Gaslands Gates 2
    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.

    #3529

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    Gaslands Gate 3
    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.

    #3706

    Pete Wilkins
    Participant

    oh those are nice. i’ve been on the hunt for some too with little luck, but this is giving me ideas.

    #3717

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    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? LOL

    #3745

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    Front & back of gates 1 and 2

    Front and back of gates 1 and 2.

    #3746

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    Side views of gates 3 and 4.

    Side views of gates 3 and 4, showing direction arrows.

    #3748

    Velcro 74
    Participant

    Have you updated your thingiverse file? Would love to get the numbered gates!

    #3751

    SpankyTaz TazSpanky
    Participant

    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:2824715

    #3754

    Velcro 74
    Participant

    Thank You! These are great!

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