I get most of my files from a website called "Thingiverse". They're all free, you just download the files, open them in your slicer program and (once you confirm the file will print properly), save it to removable media and stick that in your printer. You just have to remember guys put their files up for free, so it may or may not work right.thank you for the explanation.
I have been considering getting a resin printing 3D printer.
I just don't know if I am going to be able to create files for it to print from.
you seem to have found sources for the items you print?
or are you writing files yourself?
thank you for the advice and yes, liking what you are doing with both tracks.
IOW: "you get what you paid for"......
You have to be a bit creative when searching for files. For example, if you type "slot car" into their search engine, you get some returns, but not a lot. Type in HO railroad and you get more results than you can manage. I just keep in mind I need to search both for exactly what I want and broadly in a category that may have what i want. As another example: I'm going to print off an Adco trailer:
for the plateau area as a place where ambulance and fire truck crews can rest while a race is on. If you search for that under "adco" or "slot car", it won't show up. If you search for "HO train", it shows up. The Train guys are just crazy about producing 3d items. The "RC guys" are also rabid for 3d, so searching RC car turns up lots of useful items. You just may have to scale up (or down) to get your scale size. You just have to be careful when scaling things down, as you may loose details or the printer may not have a small enough nozzle to print finer lines. You can "nozzle down", to keep detail, but a smaller nozzle means even longer print times.
You can also find other "free" stl/3D files on the web, but you have to dig for them. Only one I've found where all the files are free is thingiverse. The rest all may have free files, but they're mixed in with all their "pay to play" files. Prices are all over the chart for pay ones. "Pay" files can be anything from a couple pennies to hundreds of dollars. All depends on what the creator wants to charge.
I would suggest you have a read of the link I posted above before laying down your cash. It lays out the main differences between FDM and Resin printers.
In a nutshell, resin printers are more expensive to buy, more expensive to run and have some limitations compared to FDM (like: only a couple color choices of resin, can't use a resin tank until empty, etc).