Marsh Creek Miniatures' first part available at the Shapeways store is a tender frame for the fantastic Minitrains F&C locomotive. The picture above shows that it has been modified to accept a Micro-Trains® N scale 1015 body mount coupler. If you want to run Micro-Trains® couplers with your Minitrains locomotive, and not cut up their tender, you can purchase this part and not damage your locomotive permanently.
What is Shapeways? It's a 3D printing service that produces high quality parts and models in various materials, from plastics to stainless steel! Some materials have a resolution of around .005", or .1mm, and are a great additional resource for modelers. It works like this: Marsh Creek designs a part, and uploads it to the store, and you, our loyal fans and customers can purchase those parts from Shapeways. Marsh Creek gets a small portion of the cost of the model for the work put into the design. Shipping of parts is entirely dependent on Shapeways, Marsh Creek Miniatures is only the designer, not the producer of the parts. Usually, parts ship from Shapeways in about 14 days.