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Was not in the mode for railings this weekend so I made this bogie flat wagon instead. A few pics on current state of Sölve included as well. Last is three figures from ModelU which he kindly printed to my 8mm (1:38) scale.

FR - Bogie flat

May 18, 2019 : Was not in the mode for railings this weekend so I made this bogie flat wagon instead. A few pics on current state of Sölve included as well. Last is three figures from ModelU which he kindly printed to my 8mm (1:38) scale.

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Put on second layer of plaster for the waves this morning. Later during the day it was dry, but I did not think it look like much so I added a layer of blue paint (the only I had at home, to bright, I know) to see how it turned out. But when the paint ...

FR - Waves & Railings

May 11, 2019 : Put on second layer of plaster for the waves this morning. Later during the day it was dry, but I did not think it look like much so I added a layer of blue paint (the only I had at home, to bright, I know) to see how it turned out. But when the paint ...

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The new rowboat replacing the previous to high one was finished printing this afternoon. As you can see on the picture the proportions got quite different. Also added first cautious waves in the harbor. This is a plaster called

FR - Fork, Boats & Waves

May 10, 2019 : The new rowboat replacing the previous to high one was finished printing this afternoon. As you can see on the picture the proportions got quite different. Also added first cautious waves in the harbor. This is a plaster called "Husfix" which is meant ...

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So, finally !! After many moons, first paint is on! Did stumble on another problem with fitting the railings, so I could not paint those areas there railings will go. But to eager to wait, so I put on first layer anyway - I had to see how it would look!

FR - Sölve, First paint

May 04, 2019 : So, finally !! After many moons, first paint is on! Did stumble on another problem with fitting the railings, so I could not paint those areas there railings will go. But to eager to wait, so I put on first layer anyway - I had to see how it would look!

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I thought I should explain how I solved the handrails and posts problem. I simply increased the diameter from the supposed 0.84mm to 2 hole mm in diameter. It´s a secret, so don´t tell anyone.  If I haven´t said it I doubt you would notice it. See firs

FR - Sölve, Handrails problem

May 02, 2019 : I thought I should explain how I solved the handrails and posts problem. I simply increased the diameter from the supposed 0.84mm to 2 hole mm in diameter. It´s a secret, so don´t tell anyone. If I haven´t said it I doubt you would notice it. See firs

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Labor day here, as in most places. Time for some relaxing time in the cave. Today I did another test with printing handrails and posts. Sometimes like here they look quite OK, but again other times ... The key when printing high posts of any kind is to...

FR - Sölve, Parts update

May 01, 2019 : Labor day here, as in most places. Time for some relaxing time in the cave. Today I did another test with printing handrails and posts. Sometimes like here they look quite OK, but again other times ... The key when printing high posts of any kind is to...

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Pier in place and first ground paint is added all over, to get a better sense of whats to come. The water will get several coats on top of this. Now the harbor has room for a lot vessels floating around the dock, with tiny 18in trains running around and

FR - Fork Harbor, Pier in place and all ground painted

Apr 27, 2019 : Pier in place and first ground paint is added all over, to get a better sense of whats to come. The water will get several coats on top of this. Now the harbor has room for a lot vessels floating around the dock, with tiny 18in trains running around and

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After much afterthought I did go for the first pier solution, with just a few changes. Ships can be moved and as you can see below, with the foam cut out they also get about two inches lower than before when first trying the idea. Last is a picture on the

FR - Fork Harbor, Final version

Apr 22, 2019 : After much afterthought I did go for the first pier solution, with just a few changes. Ships can be moved and as you can see below, with the foam cut out they also get about two inches lower than before when first trying the idea. Last is a picture on the

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Machine gun(s) designed and printed. There will be two on top of the turret and one on the steam launch which also needs an extra shield on top.

FR - Sölve, Machine Guns

Apr 21, 2019 : Machine gun(s) designed and printed. There will be two on top of the turret and one on the steam launch which also needs an extra shield on top.

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the steam launch is printed!  Except a few imperfections I am very pleased with it.

FR - Sölve, Steam Launch

Apr 21, 2019 : the steam launch is printed! Except a few imperfections I am very pleased with it.

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Finally !!! Here it is. So I have struggled to get this item printed correctly! Not as much as on the vents before xmas, but not far from it. Only difference really betwen these two prints on first picture is the slicer program used. Left is Print Studio,

FR - Sölve, Chimney Extension

Apr 19, 2019 : Finally !!! Here it is. So I have struggled to get this item printed correctly! Not as much as on the vents before xmas, but not far from it. Only difference really betwen these two prints on first picture is the slicer program used. Left is Print Studio,

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I like the first pier solution very much. Only one problem, I would always have to reach over whatever ship is moored... which did felt like a no-no. So I moved the pier on the outside instead like this. Not sure on the trackplan here, but should be fine.

FR - Pier Solution II

Apr 19, 2019 : I like the first pier solution very much. Only one problem, I would always have to reach over whatever ship is moored... which did felt like a no-no. So I moved the pier on the outside instead like this. Not sure on the trackplan here, but should be fine.

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Investigating the right pier version for the new harbor. It could work !!   Tight as usual, but doable. Last shows another print which suddenly worked just fine ... go figure !?

FR - Pier Solution

Apr 19, 2019 : Investigating the right pier version for the new harbor. It could work !! Tight as usual, but doable. Last shows another print which suddenly worked just fine ... go figure !?

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In-between

FR - Fork Harbour II

Apr 19, 2019 : In-between "print studies" I am trying to figure out how the new harbor should look like. There is many different solutions to choose from, but which do I like the most .. ? There are four major versions as I see it. Either there is a dock angled from rig

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Got another print mystery on my hands ... See the picture. Top right is the piece I am trying to print, the rest are different tests I made last week or so. Dead center is a chess piece which the printer was delivered with. As you can see it at least has

FR - Monitor Sölve, More Print Problems

Apr 19, 2019 : Got another print mystery on my hands ... See the picture. Top right is the piece I am trying to print, the rest are different tests I made last week or so. Dead center is a chess piece which the printer was delivered with. As you can see it at least has

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Almost all details on the bow deck is done now, only three remains - flagpole, winches and handrails. Also printed a young sailor who lost his hat to the wind, captain will not be pleased!

FR - Monitor Sölve, Details 2

Apr 11, 2019 : Almost all details on the bow deck is done now, only three remains - flagpole, winches and handrails. Also printed a young sailor who lost his hat to the wind, captain will not be pleased!

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Did a couple more detail drawings this evening. They will be printed the coming days. Bow hatches is done, the chimney bottom part is printing now (first item above. It´s upside down on the picture)

FR - Monitor Sölve, Details 1

Apr 10, 2019 : Did a couple more detail drawings this evening. They will be printed the coming days. Bow hatches is done, the chimney bottom part is printing now (first item above. It´s upside down on the picture)

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The bow anchors was ready this evening!

FR - Monitor Sölve, Anchors

Apr 09, 2019 : The bow anchors was ready this evening!

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My service kit with nozzle cleaners etc arrived today!   Used these toilet levers to make sure the printer is Ok again. Not FUD or anycubic quality but I am pleased with it. The queue for the monitor is restarted! Right now the anchor is reprinted and ...

FR - Monitor Sölve, Back in business !!

Apr 08, 2019 : My service kit with nozzle cleaners etc arrived today! Used these toilet levers to make sure the printer is Ok again. Not FUD or anycubic quality but I am pleased with it. The queue for the monitor is restarted! Right now the anchor is reprinted and ...

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Extra, Extra, directly from the local bulletin! 17:12 local time the entire port of Fork Town was destroyed by a giant Earthquake! As a prayers answer, everyone was in the market square for the market and no one was hurt. Railway owner Mr Enrico Laurelli.

FR - EARTHQUAKE Newsflash !!

Apr 02, 2019 : Extra, Extra, directly from the local bulletin! 17:12 local time the entire port of Fork Town was destroyed by a giant Earthquake! As a prayers answer, everyone was in the market square for the market and no one was hurt. Railway owner Mr Enrico Laurelli.

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