Sugar Plant Custom Display
Corporate Gift with Operating Model Trains
by SMARTT Inc.
The Client approached SMARTT for a model of the entire (1.5 mile long) plant to give as gifts to all the members of the Board of Directors. The original scale to fit a 30" long space would have been 1:2100, so a gymnasium sized warehouse would have been the size of an Andes Candy! SMARTT introduced the idea of making a section of the plant at a larger scale in the same 30" space. This allowed actual operating trains to be included. I designed every structure to be 3D printed or laser cut. One set of vats contains some model silo parts as the tanks. The vehicles are after-market kits that we assembled. Finally, a suspended truss section was made from the Pilgrim satellite photo-etch detail set.
We built 23 sets!
The completed Sugar Plant
The finished model (1 of 23 identical units) features two operating trains with custom US Sugar markings in 1:220 scale. Not shown, but included is the clear acrylic cover to keep the miniature world dust-free.
The completed 3D conceptual model featuring all the 3D parts to be printed and all the laser-cut parts to be assembled.
Since almost everything in the model was to be 3D printed, it was easy to generate a fully virtual pre-visualization of the model for the model makers (myself included) to understand the relationship between all the components.
The processing building and overhead crane
The complicated assortment of catwalks and conveyors comprises 10 3D printed sections, plus a number of laser cut parts.
Material: Acrylic, Wood, 3D printed parts
Approach: Completely Custom!
Client: SMARTT for Private client
Autodesk 3DStudio Max
Michael H (the Boss), Mel I., Rali M., David B., Tom K., Luis E.
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