T3D-002-006 - Catchpits with bar type grate

Trackside 3D SKU: T3D-002-006

$2.99 USD

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This product contains a set of three model files. These create a bar type grate that sits on top of the catchpit, a catchpit and a low profile catchpit. You can use either the normal catchpit or the low profile catchpit with the grate depending on the depth of your ballast and scenery.

This model is based off the older bar grate style catchpits which you can still see on the railway network today. If you are modeling present day railways you could also use the blue mesh style catchpits instead. 

This bar type grate is a good option even for modern layouts as it enables you to run a wider range of stock covering a longer period of time without looking out of place.

Design Considerations: These catchpits were used extensively throughout the UK, particularly during British Rail eras. 

Print Dimensions:

  • 9.7mm x 17mm x 0.8mm (grate)
  • 9.6mm x 16.7mm x 4mm (catchpit)
  • 9.6mm x 16.7mm x 2mm (low profile catchpit)

Estimated Print time (at 30mm/sec):

  • 3 minutes (grate)
  • 9 minutes (catchpit)
  • 5 minutes (low profile catchpit)

Recommended Material: PLA

Material Usage: 

  • < 1g / 0.07m (grate)
  • 1g / 0.21m (catchpit)
  • < 1g / 0.12m (catchpit)



  1. Trackside3D Small Object Profile
  2. No Supports
  3. Build Plate adhesion skirt or disabled
  4. Infill Density 30% or higher
  5. Layer Height 0.12mm or less