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Jules Verne Train Tender 3D Printing Model | Assembly + Action

cm: 13.4 w x 30.5 d x 18.3 h
in: 5.276 w x 12.008 d x 7.205 h

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Printing Details

This 3D Model of Jules Verne Train Tender from Back to the Future Part III consists of files in StereoLithography (.Stl) format that is optimized for 3D printing.

Before printing the files, we strongly recommend reading the PRINTING DETAILS section.


- 2 versions of Jules Verne Train Tender STL files for FFF/FDM and DLP/SLA/SLS - files for both versions are available for download after the purchase

- STL files of high-poly Jules Verne Train Tender 3D Model for 3D printing consist of 49 parts
- Sizes:
FFF/FDM: 183 mm tall, 134 mm wide, 305 mm deep
DLP/SLA/SLS: 92 mm tall, 67 mm wide, 153 mm deep

Assembly Manual for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 versions in PDF format
- Detailed settings that we provide as a recommendation for Cura, Simplify3D and Slic3r for the best print
- Full technical support from the Gambody Support Team

Detailed information about this 3D printing model is available in the DESCRIPTION section.

File Name File Size Time / Filament Object Size
(x/y/z mm)
_3_body_a_FDM (repaired). stl
2.37 MiB 17 h 9 min 9 m 111 x 91 x 50 Download
_4_body_b_FDM (repaired). stl
19.19 MiB 77 h 47 min 51 m 134 x 101 x 136 Download
_5_body_c_FDM (repaired). stl
0.61 MiB 32 h 17 min 18 m 97 x 100 x 107 Download
_6_body_beam_x14_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.01 MiB 22 min <1 m 9 x 40 x 9 Download
_7_body_b_cap_R_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.22 MiB 45 min <1 m 38 x 25 x 8 Download
_8_body_b_cap_L_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.21 MiB 45 min <1 m 38 x 25 x 8 Download
_9_body_c_window_R_FDM (r epaired).stl
0.01 MiB 1 h 28 min 1 m 41 x 90 x 28 Download
_10_body_c_window_L_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.01 MiB 1 h 28 min 1 m 41 x 90 x 28 Download
_11_body_c_cap_x10_FDM (r epaired).stl
0.03 MiB 14 min <1 m 30 x 2 x 19 Download
_12_body_wing_FDM (repair ed).stl
0.80 MiB 6 h 33 min 4 m 5 x 144 x 82 Download
_13_wheel_x8_FDM (repaire d).stl
5.08 MiB 21 min <1 m 31 x 31 x 4 Download
_14_wheel_base_x2_FDM (re paired).stl
0.34 MiB 55 min 1 m 63 x 25 x 10 Download
_15_wheel_pin_x4_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.94 MiB 16 min <1 m 54 x 6 x 6 Download
_16_wheel_frame_x4_FDM (r epaired).stl
14.85 MiB 58 min <1 m 64 x 17 x 9 Download
_17_wheel_pin_x8_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.13 MiB 3 min <1 m 5 x 11 x 3 Download
_18_wheel_connector_x2_FD M (repaired).stl
0.29 MiB 8 min <1 m 11 x 19 x 6 Download
_19_platform_forward_FDM (repaired).stl
26.96 MiB 9 h 39 min 4 m 91 x 112 x 14 Download
_20_rail_lock_a_x10_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.69 MiB 3 min <1 m 1 x 3 x 20 Download
_21_rail_lock_b_x10_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.33 MiB 2 min <1 m 1 x 3 x 15 Download
_22_rail_lock_c_x40_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.18 MiB 1 min <1 m 3 x 1 x 1 Download
_23_platform_mid_x4_FDM ( repaired).stl
41.68 MiB 15 h 44 min 7 m 91 x 173 x 14 Download
_24_platform_mid_cap_x4_F DM (repaired).stl
0.34 MiB 30 min <1 m 42 x 26 x 10 Download
_25_platform_rear_FDM (re paired).stl
27.20 MiB 9 h 49 min 4 m 91 x 116 x 14 Download
_26_platform_stand_x3_FDM (repaired).stl
0.06 MiB 1 h 25 min 1 m 42 x 99 x 26 Download
Keychain (repaired).stl
0.35 MiB 23 min <1 m 30 x 30 x 2 Download
Tag (repaired).stl
1.70 MiB 1 h 18 min 1 m 150 x 18 x 5 Download
_1_body_base_forward_FDM (repaired).stl
3.16 MiB 42 h 30 min 22 m 110 x 40 x 155 Download
_2_body_base_rear_FDM (re paired).stl
2.98 MiB 40 h 19 min 26 m 105 x 40 x 124 Download


At the very end of Back to the Future Part III Marty and Jennifer inspect the damage of the crashed DeLorean when suddenly the railway barriers start to fall with no train lurking in the distance. Out of nowhere appears Doc Brown with his family in tow in a Sierra No. 3 inspired time travel train called Jules Verne Train. After a brief conversation, the Brown family bid farewell and the train easily lifts off the ground to hover away back to 1885.

Ever since the film’s premiere, all fans of the franchise have been dreaming of adding the Jules Verne Train to their collections and our contributing 3D artist happened to be one of such fans! The “ELB” retro time machine comprises a steam locomotive and a tender that were greatly customised by the inventive scientist to allow the family’s travel to 1985. The author of the model made sure to catch the finest details of the train’s tender equipping it with all the parts that seem to be time travel-important. Doc’s no ordinary tender might play a broad spectrum of time travelling roles. In your 3D printing collection, however, the tender will become an irreplaceable companion of the incredible Jules Verne Train Locomotive.


Jules Verne Train Tender 3D printing model is a highly detailed assembly model and its moderation and adaptation for different types of 3D printers took Gambody team 40 hours in total. To preserve the accurate likeness of the original Sierra No. 3 ‘The Movie Star locomotive’ as well as the modified movie Jules Verne “ELB” Train, the model was divided into many parts that are to be assembled as if a real tender. 

In addition to that, a special mechanism was introduced into the model to make sure that the parts comprising the trailing axles, as well as the details of the frame and body are both authentic and functional (please, see "Versions' specifications", "Assembly video" and photo preview slider). The cutting of the model was chosen to ensure the cleanest 3D printing result possible and to minimize the amount of material needed to print the generated support, e.g. tender’s wings, engine panels, “time travel” elements, etc. come as separate STL files

All assembly parts are provided in STL files of FFF/FDM version in recommended positions that were worked out to ensure the smoothness of the details’ surfaces after printing and for 3D printing beginners not to face difficulties when placing the parts on a build plate. We highly recommend that you get acquainted with the “Assembly video” and "Assembly Manual" before getting down to the Jules Verne Train Tender model.

The model is saved in STL files, a format supported by most 3D printers. All STL files for 3D printing have been checked in Netfabb and no errors were shown.

The model’s scale was calculated from the length of the Sierra No. 3 train which is 23000 mm. The 3D printing model’s chosen scale is 1:32 for the FFF/FDM version and 1:64 for the DLP/SLA/SLS version.


FFF/FDM 1.0 version features:
- Contains 26 parts;
- A printed model is 183 mm tall, 134 mm wide, 305 mm deep;
- Tender's trailing axles turn left and right + trailing wheels also rotate;
- You can adjust the length of the railway track by printing multiple copies of its middle segment (23_platform_mid_x4_FDM);
- Assembled Locomotive and Tender require 4 middle segments and two tail segments for display;
- Print the beams (26_platform_stand_x3_FDM) with transparent material to imitate the train’s take-off;
- There is a spot to install the rotating adjustable grip connector and attach the Jules Verne Train Locomotive to the Tender;
- You can light up the model's large rear enginesLED wiring can be easily installed throughout the body of both Locomotive and Tender, while the battery can be hidden inside the cab or the hollow Tender;
- The engine panels come as separate assembly parts to be printed transparent;
- All parts are divided in such a way that you will print them with the smallest number of support structures.

DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 version features:
- Contains 23 parts;
- A printed model is 92 mm tall, 67 mm wide, 153 mm deep;
- Tender's trailing axles turn left and right + trailing wheels also rotate;
- You can adjust the length of the railway track by printing multiple copies of its middle segment (18_platform_mid_x4_SLA);
- Assembled Locomotive and Tender require 4 middle segments and two tail segments for display;
- Print the beams (23_platform_stand_x3_SLA) with transparent material to imitate the train’s take-off;
- There is a spot to install the rotating adjustable grip connector and attach the Jules Verne Train Locomotive to the Tender;
- You can light up the model's large rear enginesLED wiring can be easily installed throughout the body of both Locomotive and Tender, while the battery can be hidden inside the cab or inside the hollow Tender;
- The engine panels come as separate assembly parts to be printed transparent;
- All parts are divided in such a way as to fit the build plates and to ensure that support structures are generated where needed.

You can get the model of Jules Verne Train Tender for 3D Printing immediately after the purchase! Just click the green Buy button in the top-right corner of the model’s page. You can pay with PayPal or your credit card.

Watch the tutorial on how to assemble Jules Verne Train Tender 3D Printing Model at Gambody YouTube channel.

Also, you may like Jules Verne Train Locomotive for 3D PrintingDeLorean 3D Printing Model, as well as other Back to the Future 3D Printing Models.


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Below you can find printing recommendations for CuraSimplify3D and Slic3r software.

Cura printing recommendations:

These are basic settings that were tested in Cura 4.8.0 slicer. 

The test models were printed on Ultimaker 2, Creality Ender 3, Creality CR-10S Pro V2, Anycubic I3 Mega, Anycubic I3 MegaS 3D printers with PLA and PETG filaments.

Disclaimer: The following printing settings are a recommendation, not an obligation. The parameters can vary depending on the peculiarities of your 3D printer, the material you use and especially the particular assembly part at hand. Each part that any model comprises often needs preliminary review and you are free to tweak the settings the way you find suitable.

- You can scale up the model (downscaling is not recommended!);
- All connectors should be printed at 100% Infill;
- For all parts of locks (“ge_lock” in “Source files”) you need to change "Brim" type to "Skirt" in Build Plate Adhesion section.

Layer Height: 0.12 mm (you can also set Layer Height at 0.16 or 0.2mm for 0.4mm nozzles)
Initial Layer Height: 0.2 mm (carefully level the print bed and keep your Initial Layer Height the same as the main Layer Height)

Line Width: 0.4 mm
Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
Outer Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
Inner Wall(s) Line Width: 0.4 mm
Top/Bottom Line Width: 0.4 mm
Infill Line Width: 0.4 mm
Skirt/Brim Line Width: 0.4 mm
Support Line Width: 0.4 mm

Initial Layer Line Width: 100%

Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm
Wall Line Count: 2

Outer Wall Wipe Distance: 0.3 mm
Top Surface Skin Layers: 0

Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.6 mm
Top Thickness: 0.6 mm
Top Layers: 5
Bottom Thickness: 0.6 mm
Bottom Layers: 5
Initial Bottom Layers: 5

Top/Bottom Pattern: Lines
Bottom Pattern Initial Layer: Lines
Top/Bottom Line Directions: [ ]
Outer Wall Inset: 0 mm
Optimize Wall Printing Order: Check

Compensate Wall Overlaps: Check
Compensate Inner Wall Overlaps: Check

Minimum Wall Flow: 0%
Fill Gaps Between Walls: Everywhere
Filter Out Tiny Gaps: Check
Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Initial Layer Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Hole horizontal expansion: 0

Z Seam Alignment: User Specified
Z Seam Position: Back
Z Seam X: Average length of your printer’s plate (e.g.”150” if your plate is 300mm on the X-axis)
Z Seam Y: A value higher than the length of your plate on the Y-axis (e.g. 700)

Seam Corner Preference: Hide Seam
Extra Skin Wall Count: 1
Skin Overlap Percentage: 10%
Skin Overlap 0.04 mm

Infill Density: 20% (for all smaller parts and for all parts of connectors use 100% Infill)
Infill Pattern: Triangles
Connect Infill Lines: Check
Infill Line Directions: [ ]
Infill X Offset: 0 mm
Infill Y Offset: 0 mm
Infill Line Multiplier: 1
Extra Infill Wall Count: 0

Infill Overlap Percentage: 10-20%
Infill Overlap: 0.04 mm

Skin Overlap Percentage: 5%
Skin Overlap: 0.02 mm

Infill Wipe Distance: 0 mm
Infill Layer Thickness: 0.24 mm
Gradual Infill Steps: 0
Infill Before Walls: Check
Minimum Infill Area: 0 mm2

Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
Top Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
Bottom Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm

Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
Top Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
Bottom Skin Expand Distance: 0.8

Maximum Skin Angle for Expansion: 90˚
Minimum Skin Width for Expansion: 0.0
Skin Edge Support Thickness: 0
Skin Edge Support Layers: 0

Initial Layer Flow: 100%
Printing Temperature: See your filament settings
Initial Printing Temperature: Your filament settings
Final Printing Temperature: Your filament settings
Build Plate Temperature: Your filament settings
Build Plate Temperature Initial Layer: Your filament settings + 5°
Flow: 100% (Important! If you face difficulty printing the model, you may need to adjust the Flow parameter. You may research the topic using the Internet or seek assistance at our Customer Support Team at


You can increase the printing Speed by 20% when you print simple objects. For small/thin parts you need to decrease the Speed by 25% - 50%.

Print Speed: 50 mm/s
    Infill Speed: 50 mm/s
    Wall Speed: 25 mm/s
          Outer Wall Speed:25 mm/s
          Inner Wall Speed: 50 mm/s

Top/Bottom Speed: 25mm/s
Support Speed: 25 mm/s 
          Support Infill Speed: 45 mm/s
          Support Interface Speed: 25 mm/s
                Support Roof Speed: 25 mm/s
                Support Floor Speed: 25 mm/s

Travel Speed: 80 mm/s
Initial Layer Speed: 80 mm/s
Initial Layer Print Speed: 20 mm/s
Initial Layer Travel Speed: 80 mm/s

Skirt/Brim Speed: 20 mm/s
Z  Hop Speed: 5 mm/s
Number of Slower Layers: 2
Enable Acceleration Control: Check

When printing simple objects, you need to set all Acceleration parameters at 500 mm/s. For small/thin parts you need to decrease the Acceleration by 50% - 70%.

Enable Retraction: Check
Retraction Distance: 4-8 mm, 1-3 mm for Direct Extruder (This is the most important retraction parameter. You can find your optimal value of Retraction Distance by printing any test object, e.g. bridges, towers etc.)

Retraction Speed: 25mm/s
Retraction Retract Speed: 25 mm/s
Retraction Prime Speed: 25 mm/s

Retraction Extra Prime Amount: 0 mm3 
Retraction Minimum Travel: 1.5 mm
Maximum Retraction Count: 100
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window: 6,5 - 10 mm
Limit Support Retractions: Check
Combing Mode: All
Max Comb Distance With No Retract: 30 mm
Retract Before Outer Wall: Check
Avoid Printed Parts When Travelling: Check
Avoid Supports When Travelling: Check
Travel Avoid Distance: 1 mm
Layer Start X: 0.0 mm
Layer Start Y: 0.0 mm
Z Hop When Retracted: Check
Z Hop Height: 0,3 mm

Enable Print Cooling: Check
Fan Speed: 100%
Regular Fan Speed: 100%
Maximum Fan Speed: 100% 

Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold: 10 s
Initial Fan Speed: 0%
Regular Fan Speed at Height: 0.36 mm
Regular Fan Speed at Layer: 3 

Minimum Layer Time: 10 s
Minimum Speed: 10 mm/s

Generate Support: Check
Support Structure: Normal (you can try using Tree Support Structure if you have difficulty printing any particular assembly part)
Support Placement: Everywhere 
Support Overhang Angle: 60° (this parameter can range from 30° to 70° depending on the part at hand)
Support Pattern: Zig Zag
Support Wall Line Count: 1 (stronger support that might be more difficult to remove) 0 (less strong support but is easier to remove)

Support Density: 15%
Support Line Distance: 2.6667 mm
Initial layer support line distance: 2.667 mm

Support Z Distance: 0.12 mm
Support Top Distance: 0.12 mm
Support Bottom Distance: 0.12 mm

Support X/Y Distance: 0.8-1 mm
Support Distance Priority: Z overrides X/Y
Support Stair Step Height: 0.3 mm
Support Stair Step Maximum Width: 5.0 mm
Support Stair Step Minimum Slope Angle: 10°
Support Join Distance: 2.0 mm
Support Horizontal Expansion: 0.2 mm
Support Infill Layer Thickness: 0.2 mm
Gradual Support Infill Steps: 0
Minimum Support Area: 2 mm

Enable Support Interface: Check (generates additional “pillow” on the support structure that leads to a more even surface, but can be difficult to remove in hard-to-reach areas)
Enable Support Roof: Check
Enable Support Floor: Check

Support Interface Thickness: 0.8 mm
Support Roof Thickness: 0.8 mm
Support Floor Thickness: 0.8 mm

Support Interface Resolution 0.2 mm
Support Interface Density: 50-100%
        Support Roof Density: 50-100%
Support Roof Line Distance: 0.8 mm
        Support Floor Density: 50-100%
Support Floor line Distance:  0.4mm

Support Interface Pattern: Grid 
Support Roof Pattern: Grid (this parameter should differ from Bottom Pattern Initial Layer in “Shell” section)
Support Floor Pattern: Grid

Minimum Support Interface Area: 10mm
Minimum Support Roof Area: 10 mm
Minimum Support Floor Area: 10 mm

Support Interface Horizontal Expansion: 0.0 mm
Support Roof Horizontal Expansion: 0.0 mm
Support Floor Horizontal Expansion: 0.0 mm

Fan Speed Override: Check
Supported Skin Fan Speed: 100%
Use Towers: Check
Tower Diameter: 4 mm
Minimum Diameter: 3.0 mm
Tower Roof Angle: 65° 

Build Plate Adhesion 
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Skirt/Brim (For unsteady parts, and those parts that may come unstuck use “Brim”. For bigger assembly parts that have large adhesion area and for all parts of locks and claws that you want to come out clean use "Skirt")
Skirt/Brim Minimum Length: 250 mm
Brim Width: 8.0 mm
       Brim Line Count: 10
Brim Only on Outside: Check

Mesh Fixes 
Union Overlapping Volumes: Check
Merged Meshes Overlap: 0.15 mm

Special Modes
Print Sequence: All at Once
Surface Mode: Normal

Slicing Tolerance: Middle
Maximum Resolution: 0.01 mm
Flow rate compensation max extrusion offset: 0 mm
Flow rate compensation factor: 100%

Simplify3D printing recommendations:

This model was tested with PLA material.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Extrusion Multiplier: 0.97
Extrusion Width: Auto

Retraction Distance: 5.00 mm
Extra Restart Distance: 0.00 mm
Retraction Vertical Lift: 0.08 mm
Retraction Speed: 5400.0 mm/min

Wipe Distance: 5.00 mm

Primary Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Top Solid Layers: 8
Bottom Solid Layers: 5
Outline/Perimeter Shells: 2
Outline Direction: Inside-Out

First Layer Height: 90%
First Layer Width: 100%
First Layer Speed: 20%

Use Skirt/Brim: Check
Skirt Layers: 1
Skirt Offset from Part: 6.00 mm
Skirt Outlines: 5

Internal Fill Pattern: Fast Honeycomb
External Fill Patern: Rectilinear
Interior Fill Percentage: 10%
Outline Overlap: 22%
Infill Extrusion Width: 100%
Minimum Infill Length: 5.00 mm
Combine Infill Every: 1 layers

External Infill Angle Offsets: 45/-45 deg

Generate Support Material: Check
Support Infill Percentage: 15%
Extra Inflation Distance: 1.00 mm
Support Base Layers: 0
Combine Support Every: 1 layers

Dense Support Layers: 0
Dense Infill Percentage: 70%

Support Type: Normal
Support Pillar Resolution: 5.00 mm
Max Overhang Angle: 60 deg

Horizontal Offset From Part: 0.50 mm
Upper Vertical Separation Layers: 1
Lower Vertical Separation Layers: 1

Support Infill Angles: 45 deg

Extruder 1 Temperature: 210
Heated Bed: 60

Increase fan speed for layers below: 45.0 sec
  Maximum Cooling fan speed: 50%
Bridging fan speed override: 100%

Default Printing Speed: 4800.0 mm/min
Outline Underspeed: 50%
Solid Infill Underspeed: 80%
Support Structure Underspeed: 80%
X/Y Axis Movement Speed: 10800.0 mm/min
Z Axis Movemen Speed: 1002.0 mm/min

Adjust printing speed for layers below: 15.0 sec 
  Allow speed reduction down to: 20%

Unsupported area threshold: 20.0 sq m

Slic3r printing recommendations:

Layer height
  Layer height: 0.1 mm
  First layer height: 90%
Vertical shells
  Perimeters: 2
Horizontal shells
  Soid layers: 
              Top: 8
              Bottom: 5
  Detect thin walls: Check
  Detect bridging perimeters: Check
  Seam position: Random
  Fill desity: 20%
  Fill pattern: Honeycomb
  Top/bottom fill pattern: Rectilinear
Reducing printing time
  Combine infill every: 1 layers
  Solid infill every: 0 layers
  Fill angle: 25 deg
  Solid infill threshold area: 0mm
  Loops: 2
  Distance from object: 6 mm
  Skirt height: 1 layers
  Minimum extrusion length: 4 mm
  Brim width: 10 mm
Support material
  Generate support material: Check
  Overhang threshold: 45 deg
  Enforce support for the first: 3 layers
  Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
  Contact Z distance: 0.1 mm
  Pattern: Rectilinear
  Patter spacing: 2 mm
  Pattern angle: 0 deg
  Interface layers: 2 layers
  Interface pattern spacing: 0.2 mm
Speed for print moves
  Perimeters: 60 mm/s
  Small perimeters: 20 mm/s
  External perimeters: 20 mm/s
  Infill: 60 mm/s
  Solid infill: 60 mm/s
  Top solid infill: 30 mm/s
  Support material: 50 mm/s
  Support material interface: 100%
  Bridges: 30 mm/s
  Gap fill: 50 mm/s
Speed for non-print moves
  Travel: 60 mm/s
  First layer speed: 30 mm/s
Acceleration control
  Perimeters: 800 mm/s
  Infill: 1500 mm/s
  Bridge: 1000 mm/s
  First layer: 1000 mm/s
  Default: 1000 mm/s
  Max print speed: 100 mm/s
  Max volumetrix speed: 0 mm/s
Extrusion width
  Default extrusion width: 0.42 mm
  First layer: 0.42 mm
  Perimeters: 0.42 mm
  External perimeters: 0.42 mm
  Infill: 0.42 mm
  Solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Top solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Support material: 0.42 mm
  Infill/Perimeters overlap: 20%
  Bridge flow ratio: 0.95
  XY Size Compensation: 0 mm
  Threds: 8
  Resolution: 0 mm


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