The Leyland-MCW B36D was an underfloor-engined single-deck bus manufactured for at least eighteen countries from 1949 to 1971. 3,564 samples were built at four factories (three in the UK, one in South Africa) from 1949 to 1971, with 1,299 Olympics (36%) built as right hand drive and 2,265 (64%) as left hand drive. It was a very durable heavy-duty bus which ran in arduous conditions for longer periods than ever envisaged by its designers.
300 of these B36D vehicles sold to the Istanbul municipal bus fleet in 1968/9 were named Leyland-MCW Levend, a word meaning a crack soldier. They served nearly to the year 2000. None were preserved 🙁
I’ve made a printable 3d model of the legendary bus which I’ve spent most part of my childhood and youth in it, travelling from place to place in Istanbul.
Continue reading for more renderings, and STL files to print your own Levend.
The Messerschmitt KR200, or Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter), is a three-wheeled bubble car designed by the aircraft engineer Fritz Fend and produced in the factory of the German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 until 1964.
This is a 3d printable model toy of the vehicle. The canopy opens and closes, wheels turn etc. Nice gift for your child.
The Fiat S76, later also known as Fiat 300 HP Record and nicknamed “The Beast of Turin“, was a car built in 1910 by the Italian company Fiat specifically to beat the land speed record. Its 28,353 cc displacement engine delivered 290 hp. Only two examples were built. More info.
I made this 3d model specificly for 3d printing. It has moving wheels, steering wheel, front suspension, axles, interior details etc.
The engine has 4 actual pistons inside the motor which are connected to the crank handle, therefore turn when you turn the handle. There are also gears that engage the engine shaft to the chain pulley and the rear wheels.
There are two sets of wheels: with straight spokes or bicycle-cross spokes. You can choose and print either of them or mixed if you like, as they are in my renderings.
The length is around 210mm to fit most 3d printers. If you have a larger or smaller printer, you might scale before print as you wish for course.
Read more for more information and STL files to print this lovely (one of my favourites) model.