Koltorp station, a module in 0f (1/45) scale

A little mine railway which in later years also serve a match factory and other local needs.

0f scale means (in Europe) 1/45 on 12mm gauge tracks, same gauge as HOm and TT scale. Both HOm and TT scale has plenty of locos to kitbash on. For track I use PECO HOm tracks.

Size of this module is 55 * 160 cm.

 

Koltorp - Startup

It all started when a friend and I visited a train meet a few months ago. Another visitor had with him a fantastic HO std gauge layout with this amazing little station on. Beside it was a little side building which got my attention - the combined wash... Dec 15, 2016 : It all started when a friend and I visited a train meet a few months ago. Another visitor had with him a fantastic HO std gauge layout with this amazing little station on. Beside it was a little side building which got my attention - the combined wash...

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Koltorp - Delivery

Santa got early this year, look at these nuggets !! Hard to believe these are to 1/45 scale, compared to the rest 009/HOe in the background, they do not look that much bigger... It is a bit difficult to see details before first primer is on, but don´t .. Dec 23, 2016 : Santa got early this year, look at these nuggets !! Hard to believe these are to 1/45 scale, compared to the rest 009/HOe in the background, they do not look that much bigger... It is a bit difficult to see details before first primer is on, but don´t ..

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Koltorp - First paint

Washed them in hot water and dish-washing liquid yesterday. Today I put on some primer and first paint on the 0f locos and wagons. The dull-coat bottle was empty so will have to be another day. Dec 26, 2016 : Washed them in hot water and dish-washing liquid yesterday. Today I put on some primer and first paint on the 0f locos and wagons. The dull-coat bottle was empty so will have to be another day.

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Koltorp - Antens uthus

Did drive my lovely wife to work this morning. Since I am on vacation during the holidays and already awake, I did take the opportunity to have a little adventure and drove up to Anten station to take photos of the wash-house/outhouse I am modelling ... Dec 28, 2016 : Did drive my lovely wife to work this morning. Since I am on vacation during the holidays and already awake, I did take the opportunity to have a little adventure and drove up to Anten station to take photos of the wash-house/outhouse I am modelling ...

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Koltorp - Foundation

Cleaned of all big scale stuff today (as seen below) and started on the foundation for the  Koltorp station house. 0 scale still feels Dec 30, 2016 : Cleaned of all big scale stuff today (as seen below) and started on the foundation for the Koltorp station house. 0 scale still feels "small" so for comparison I placed a 1/32 figure beside the wall. After continuing the measures for the windows this ...

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Koltorp - Walls r up

Spent first day of the year making and assembling the station house pieces. Jan 02, 2017 : Spent first day of the year making and assembling the station house pieces.

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Koltorp - Roof started

Still waiting for my order of Northeastern sheets from MJ-Hobby so I started with the roof today. Was not sure if the fiskars crimple tool would work in 0 scale, but it turned out to be quite OK. Couldn´t wait for all the tiles to get in place, had to .. Jan 03, 2017 : Still waiting for my order of Northeastern sheets from MJ-Hobby so I started with the roof today. Was not sure if the fiskars crimple tool would work in 0 scale, but it turned out to be quite OK. Couldn´t wait for all the tiles to get in place, had to ..

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Koltorp - Roof tiles in place

Finished the roof tiles today. This roof will work this time, but next I will do as I did with Klenshyttan, using a mould. This works fine in bigger scales, but to fiddly in 0 scale... Jan 05, 2017 : Finished the roof tiles today. This roof will work this time, but next I will do as I did with Klenshyttan, using a mould. This works fine in bigger scales, but to fiddly in 0 scale...

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Koltorp - Doors

Started with the doors. The piece to the left is the result of the two to the right put together. Figure right is 1/32 for compare, again ...

This is a perfect example what the curio cutter is good for. Drawing took some time but now I can cut out as m Jan 08, 2017 : Started with the doors. The piece to the left is the result of the two to the right put together. Figure right is 1/32 for compare, again ... This is a perfect example what the curio cutter is good for. Drawing took some time but now I can cut out as m

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Koltorp - Spanish Tile

Had some problems finding a roof tile sheet in O scale which somewhat mimics swedish roof tiles, but it turned out that Plastruct has one version called ´Spanish Tile´. As before, instead of using it as expensive roof cover on my model, I use it as a .. Jan 11, 2017 : Had some problems finding a roof tile sheet in O scale which somewhat mimics swedish roof tiles, but it turned out that Plastruct has one version called ´Spanish Tile´. As before, instead of using it as expensive roof cover on my model, I use it as a ..

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Koltorp - Tiles, doors and windows

First image shows the result of a to rushed molding. I did not wash off the hot dishwashing liquid properly before adding glue, nor did I push down the glue with an old brush either which would have solved it a bit. The result is bubbles .. But still th.. Jan 14, 2017 : First image shows the result of a to rushed molding. I did not wash off the hot dishwashing liquid properly before adding glue, nor did I push down the glue with an old brush either which would have solved it a bit. The result is bubbles .. But still th..

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Koltorp - Chimney

During the evening I did continue with the chimney. In all a great day in the cave! Jan 14, 2017 : During the evening I did continue with the chimney. In all a great day in the cave!

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Koltorp - Walls assembled

Walls assembled and doors n windows glued on! Chimney painted. Did another mould test with a stone wall sheet I found in a box. Jan 15, 2017 : Walls assembled and doors n windows glued on! Chimney painted. Did another mould test with a stone wall sheet I found in a box.

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Koltorp - the Headframe building started

The name of the station Jan 21, 2017 : The name of the station "Koltorp" is swedish and put apart "kol" = coal and "torp" = croft. So the name implies there is some coal business in this area... Since the station is almost finished I started on the next building. It was "supposed" to be a ....

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Koltorp - Deliveries

Got some 0 scale deliveries this week. First a Halling motorbogie for 12mm gauge, then a bunch of 3D prints from Shapeways. The bogies are for 014 scale / gauge, but easy to put a spacer in to get my 12mm gauge wheels inside. Jan 27, 2017 : Got some 0 scale deliveries this week. First a Halling motorbogie for 12mm gauge, then a bunch of 3D prints from Shapeways. The bogies are for 014 scale / gauge, but easy to put a spacer in to get my 12mm gauge wheels inside.

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Koltorp - Motors and wheels

Today I did install the motor in the Jan 28, 2017 : Today I did install the motor in the "Holzvergaserlok". First sanded a halfmoon in each end with the dremel to make room for the ends of the flywheel and then carved a bit in each side to lower it a bit. It shows on the pictures that it needs to be low...

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Koltorp - Station done

Station is done! I am not sure about the sign on top, but that can be changed later on... Also solved the wheel-axle problem. Stubbornness does it. Jan 29, 2017 : Station is done! I am not sure about the sign on top, but that can be changed later on... Also solved the wheel-axle problem. Stubbornness does it.

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Koltorp - Pechot solution

Two sides made in the cutter with two very exact axle holes and a piece on top. Mounted together, peacefully.. and with no risk of destroying an expensive 3D print. When done and rolling as it should, I added the cosmetic pechot bogie on top. So, that´s Jan 31, 2017 : Two sides made in the cutter with two very exact axle holes and a piece on top. Mounted together, peacefully.. and with no risk of destroying an expensive 3D print. When done and rolling as it should, I added the cosmetic pechot bogie on top. So, that´s

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Koltorp - Atlas wagons

Started with the Atlas wagons. They will be the backbone of my wagon fleet when I got a couple of them assembled. The prototypes did run on the Nyberget mine railway up north in Sweden. This is just the very first trial and a lot still to do before ... Feb 04, 2017 : Started with the Atlas wagons. They will be the backbone of my wagon fleet when I got a couple of them assembled. The prototypes did run on the Nyberget mine railway up north in Sweden. This is just the very first trial and a lot still to do before ...

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Koltorp - The Mormor loco

Before I start a project I always try to be sure I have all the supplies I need. Well, I started alright, but not enough to continue with the Atlas wagons, so I started another project instead.. Not wise, but the weekend wasn´t over, so what to do ... Feb 05, 2017 : Before I start a project I always try to be sure I have all the supplies I need. Well, I started alright, but not enough to continue with the Atlas wagons, so I started another project instead.. Not wise, but the weekend wasn´t over, so what to do ...

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Koltorp - Atlas wagons today!

A friend on the NGRM forum, George Morris, added a few great photos to my thread on how the Atlas wagons looks today in Mariefred. To my surprise and joy they have been restored to original design and repainted. George gave me permission to show them h... Feb 07, 2017 : A friend on the NGRM forum, George Morris, added a few great photos to my thread on how the Atlas wagons looks today in Mariefred. To my surprise and joy they have been restored to original design and repainted. George gave me permission to show them h...

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Koltorp - First Atlas painted

Sides are built up and hole shebang painted. I found out several smart ideas during this build, but I also made so many mistakes next wagon can´t possibly be worse.. So I guess I announce this first as a Feb 12, 2017 : Sides are built up and hole shebang painted. I found out several smart ideas during this build, but I also made so many mistakes next wagon can´t possibly be worse.. So I guess I announce this first as a "test wagon".. It´s been both drama and police...

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Koltorp - Atlas ZamZoodled

Assembled and mounted my first Zamzoodled couplers today.

While still in one piece (easier to hold) I did drill up the holes a bit, so the steel thread did go through properly. A small bowl with water was handy to dip it in sometimes, since such a s.. Feb 19, 2017 : Assembled and mounted my first Zamzoodled couplers today. While still in one piece (easier to hold) I did drill up the holes a bit, so the steel thread did go through properly. A small bowl with water was handy to dip it in sometimes, since such a s..

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Koltorp - Atlas 2nd Generation

Started on the second generation of my Atlas wagons. All old mistakes corrected and so far no new ones made .. Feb 19, 2017 : Started on the second generation of my Atlas wagons. All old mistakes corrected and so far no new ones made ..

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Koltorp - Atlas w Kadee

My order with Kadee H0n3 couplers arrived this week. I wanted something to compare the ZamZoodled couplers with. Assembled first four of them today. Accept for the tiny spring in the middle rather easy to assemble, spite it´s size.... Made a new tool.... Feb 26, 2017 : My order with Kadee H0n3 couplers arrived this week. I wanted something to compare the ZamZoodled couplers with. Assembled first four of them today. Accept for the tiny spring in the middle rather easy to assemble, spite it´s size.... Made a new tool....

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Koltorp - Second Atlas wagon assembled

Second Atlas wagon assembled and airbrushed today. Still not decided on couplers ... On these pictures you see both ZamZoodled and Kadee H0n3 couplers. Kadee H0n3 feels to small and ZamZoodled to big. I will order Kadee #5 (H0 standard) to, to compare w.. Mar 04, 2017 : Second Atlas wagon assembled and airbrushed today. Still not decided on couplers ... On these pictures you see both ZamZoodled and Kadee H0n3 couplers. Kadee H0n3 feels to small and ZamZoodled to big. I will order Kadee #5 (H0 standard) to, to compare w..

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Koltorp - Headframe, walls

Put some attention to the headframe building today, not much more.. Relaxed sunday in the early spring .. Mar 05, 2017 : Put some attention to the headframe building today, not much more.. Relaxed sunday in the early spring ..

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Koltorp - First module started

Today I moved the Klenshyttan layout to the other side of the room and started planning for the first module on this little railway, which of course is the Koltorp station module. All modules will be 55cm wide and the longest 160cm long, but most will ... Mar 18, 2017 : Today I moved the Klenshyttan layout to the other side of the room and started planning for the first module on this little railway, which of course is the Koltorp station module. All modules will be 55cm wide and the longest 160cm long, but most will ...

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Koltorp - Headframe, crusher house

Made the crusher house and started on mounting and painting the windows. Also made new doors specially for the headframe. Mar 25, 2017 : Made the crusher house and started on mounting and painting the windows. Also made new doors specially for the headframe.

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Koltorp - Headframe, corrugated roofs

The roofs of these buildings were not covered with tiles but instead corrugated iron sheets were used. Tiles were more for permanent buildings. Also, I would not be the one climbing up on a ladder to change tiles that high up .... I took some hardcard ... Mar 26, 2017 : The roofs of these buildings were not covered with tiles but instead corrugated iron sheets were used. Tiles were more for permanent buildings. Also, I would not be the one climbing up on a ladder to change tiles that high up .... I took some hardcard ...

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Koltorp - Headframe, corner boards

Got a bit further with the headframe this evening. Added some roofs and corner boards. Also got a new delivery from Shapeways. Mar 29, 2017 : Got a bit further with the headframe this evening. Added some roofs and corner boards. Also got a new delivery from Shapeways.

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Koltorp - Studio lights

What I did this evening is no different from yesterday, painted windows and added iron sheets to the roofs. What´s new is the light in the pictures. At least some of us buy a new loco to our railway now and then, I put the same amount (about 120 .... Mar 30, 2017 : What I did this evening is no different from yesterday, painted windows and added iron sheets to the roofs. What´s new is the light in the pictures. At least some of us buy a new loco to our railway now and then, I put the same amount (about 120 ....

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Koltorp - Headframe, windows windows ..

After painting another batch of windows today, my patience ran over ... I just had to put on a couple to see the result. While doing so almost all I needed for the headframe got glued on .. At first I was aiming for a picture like above but with all pa... Apr 01, 2017 : After painting another batch of windows today, my patience ran over ... I just had to put on a couple to see the result. While doing so almost all I needed for the headframe got glued on .. At first I was aiming for a picture like above but with all pa...

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Tools - Atlas wagon, the 3D version

This is how far I got with the Atlas wagon in 3D today, Only the levers for the unloading mechanism remains to do. I can really recommend the Autocad 123d Design program. I didn´t think 3D modelling could be this easy. This is after only a week of try... Apr 07, 2017 : This is how far I got with the Atlas wagon in 3D today, Only the levers for the unloading mechanism remains to do. I can really recommend the Autocad 123d Design program. I didn´t think 3D modelling could be this easy. This is after only a week of try...

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Koltorp - Crates

My new crates arrived ! I did paint them and the wheelbarrows today. Apr 08, 2017 : My new crates arrived ! I did paint them and the wheelbarrows today.

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Koltorp - Screen house started

Now when the Headframe building is almost finished, I started with the screen house today. First image doesn´t say much, but second and third below does. This is more or less how I intend to build it. It will be 24cm wide and 42cm long in 1/45 scale. ... Apr 09, 2017 : Now when the Headframe building is almost finished, I started with the screen house today. First image doesn´t say much, but second and third below does. This is more or less how I intend to build it. It will be 24cm wide and 42cm long in 1/45 scale. ...

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Koltorp - The Hoist

Started on the hoist this evening, the last thing to do on the headframe building. Apr 09, 2017 : Started on the hoist this evening, the last thing to do on the headframe building.

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Koltorp - Headframe done!

Painted the hoist and installed the tracks this evening so now are not only the hoist finished but the hole Headframe building. Also got reply from North yard in downunder today. Last two pics shows which wheels I selected. Will be absolute super for my.. Apr 20, 2017 : Painted the hoist and installed the tracks this evening so now are not only the hoist finished but the hole Headframe building. Also got reply from North yard in downunder today. Last two pics shows which wheels I selected. Will be absolute super for my..

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Koltorp - Ore bins 1

Got basic frame and front wall for the ore bins up today. Screen house will stand on top when finished. So far only basswood and thin plywood. Bottom floor is 39 * 16 cm. Apr 22, 2017 : Got basic frame and front wall for the ore bins up today. Screen house will stand on top when finished. So far only basswood and thin plywood. Bottom floor is 39 * 16 cm.

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Koltorp - Ore bins 2

Got a bit further today. Not as visual as yesterday, but still. Apr 23, 2017 : Got a bit further today. Not as visual as yesterday, but still.

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Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, the chassis

With a bit help from a friend, the Atlas axleboxes combined with a frame. Will arrive from Shapeways next week. They will not only be chassis for the mine and flat wagons, but also a couple of freelance wagons as well. Apr 28, 2017 : With a bit help from a friend, the Atlas axleboxes combined with a frame. Will arrive from Shapeways next week. They will not only be chassis for the mine and flat wagons, but also a couple of freelance wagons as well.

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Koltorp - PVA mould again

Have been adding thin layers of ordinary carpenters white glue in a mould this week. Since I am using a rather deep Apr 29, 2017 : Have been adding thin layers of ordinary carpenters white glue in a mould this week. Since I am using a rather deep "mould" this time, I had to make the layers thin to get them dried out properly before I added the next layer. These will cover the foundat

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Koltorp - PVA painted

The pva dried out so I put on first dark gray paint. When it dried out to I will drybrush a ligher gray on top to get out the contours even more. Apr 29, 2017 : The pva dried out so I put on first dark gray paint. When it dried out to I will drybrush a ligher gray on top to get out the contours even more.

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Koltorp - Ore bins 3

Ore bins almost finished, only detailing of the chutes left to do now. Also the foundation got it it´s drybrushing. May 01, 2017 : Ore bins almost finished, only detailing of the chutes left to do now. Also the foundation got it it´s drybrushing.

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Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, first print

Got my first prints from Shapeways today on the Atlas wagons !! I knew the ends were a bit out of scale, but not that the hole body was to small ... Back to the drawing board and try again! First two pics ... May 02, 2017 : Got my first prints from Shapeways today on the Atlas wagons !! I knew the ends were a bit out of scale, but not that the hole body was to small ... Back to the drawing board and try again! First two pics ...

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Koltorp - Final trackplan

Settled on my final trackplan yesterday. Most of the previous plans I made did not fit into the space available (each module will be 55 * 160cm), so I did pick out good old SCARM program and made these sketches. Reasonable simple plan with all switches .. May 05, 2017 : Settled on my final trackplan yesterday. Most of the previous plans I made did not fit into the space available (each module will be 55 * 160cm), so I did pick out good old SCARM program and made these sketches. Reasonable simple plan with all switches ..

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Koltorp - Screen & Atlas

Started on the second story of the screen house this weekend. The frame for the Atlas wagons arrived to, but no wheels so can´t assemble them yet. May 07, 2017 : Started on the second story of the screen house this weekend. The frame for the Atlas wagons arrived to, but no wheels so can´t assemble them yet.

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Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, final print !!

Hurray !!  - Finally got my first perfect print of the mine body !! The frame was already ok since before so this evening I could assemble, air-brush and weather first copy of this wagon. I also got my May 30, 2017 : Hurray !! - Finally got my first perfect print of the mine body !! The frame was already ok since before so this evening I could assemble, air-brush and weather first copy of this wagon. I also got my "multi-pack" of 4, approved today. Order is on it....

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Koltorp - Lessebo started

Making a 3D model for a steam locomotive is quite different from a little wagon .. Coming to this state took all evening. A lot more to do, but fun-fun !! Jun 03, 2017 : Making a 3D model for a steam locomotive is quite different from a little wagon .. Coming to this state took all evening. A lot more to do, but fun-fun !!

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Koltorp - Lessebo part 2

Got a bit further this evening. Couldn´t decide on which tender to use, right now there are two versions. Jun 05, 2017 : Got a bit further this evening. Couldn´t decide on which tender to use, right now there are two versions.

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Koltorp - Lessebo w coal box

Couldn´t stay away from the computer for long, so I made this single version with a coal box instead. Test-print sent, pics later. Jun 06, 2017 : Couldn´t stay away from the computer for long, so I made this single version with a coal box instead. Test-print sent, pics later.

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Koltorp - Lessebo part 3

The design part is now finished. Remains to make a 3D model which fits the chassis I have. I made a 3D model also of the chassis (gray in the pictures) so I could be sure it would fit. Now I am waiting for the Shapeways test to go through, then I will ... Jun 06, 2017 : The design part is now finished. Remains to make a 3D model which fits the chassis I have. I made a 3D model also of the chassis (gray in the pictures) so I could be sure it would fit. Now I am waiting for the Shapeways test to go through, then I will ...

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Koltorp - Lessebo part 4

So, now I done what I can, the rest is up to ShapeWays. Tests yesterday went well, only one error which was easy fixed. Since then I added a few more details like headlights, steps etc. Test-print is ordered. Now the long wait begins ... Jun 06, 2017 : So, now I done what I can, the rest is up to ShapeWays. Tests yesterday went well, only one error which was easy fixed. Since then I added a few more details like headlights, steps etc. Test-print is ordered. Now the long wait begins ...

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Koltorp - Screen house, continues

Now when I can not do more than wait for shapeways, I continued with the screen house again. Here is how it looks now. Started to think if I should 3D print windows or make them with the cutter as before .... Will for sure test to make some in 3D, but I.. Jun 06, 2017 : Now when I can not do more than wait for shapeways, I continued with the screen house again. Here is how it looks now. Started to think if I should 3D print windows or make them with the cutter as before .... Will for sure test to make some in 3D, but I..

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Koltorp - Swedish 600mm std bogie

Lessebo got rejected again of course ... grr. While waiting for new tests and upload, I did this the swedish 600mm gauge standard bogie. Pics later... Lessebo fixed (again..) and uploaded to. Jun 07, 2017 : Lessebo got rejected again of course ... grr. While waiting for new tests and upload, I did this the swedish 600mm gauge standard bogie. Pics later... Lessebo fixed (again..) and uploaded to.

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Koltorp - Flat, Van & Bolster

Got these today! Assembly and airbrushing comes later. Jun 08, 2017 : Got these today! Assembly and airbrushing comes later.

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Koltorp - Lost and Found

Look what I found yesterday evening, looking for something else !! ... A box full of KBScale wagons and track parts ..   . Totally forgot this one ..., I remember buying them, but not a clue when.. Jun 08, 2017 : Look what I found yesterday evening, looking for something else !! ... A box full of KBScale wagons and track parts .. . Totally forgot this one ..., I remember buying them, but not a clue when..

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Koltorp - Atlas wagons assembled and painted

Had the pleasure to assemble and paint the Atlas wagons today. Ran out of couplers, but easy fixed with some online shopping .. Jun 10, 2017 : Had the pleasure to assemble and paint the Atlas wagons today. Ran out of couplers, but easy fixed with some online shopping ..

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Koltorp - Display stand

Made a display stand today, to put the Atlas wagon on at the Bankalaset event. The trackbed is still wet from the glue, that´s why the weights still in place. Jun 11, 2017 : Made a display stand today, to put the Atlas wagon on at the Bankalaset event. The trackbed is still wet from the glue, that´s why the weights still in place.

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Koltorp - Lessebo arrived !!

The test-prints for Lessebo (and JGJ bogie) arrived today!  Both good and bad news ..  The good, again amazing feeling to see your own creation like this ..  The Bad, several smaller changes needed, but that was expected.. I made several walls to thin.... Jun 15, 2017 : The test-prints for Lessebo (and JGJ bogie) arrived today! Both good and bad news .. The good, again amazing feeling to see your own creation like this .. The Bad, several smaller changes needed, but that was expected.. I made several walls to thin....

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Koltorp - Nyberget loco no 5

Continued with the cab this evening and added a boiler and all the details. Not sure if this was such a good idea .. Since I needed to adopt the drawing to fit on the BTTB BR81 TT chassis I have, I had to increase both the firebox and the boiler. The..... Jun 26, 2017 : Continued with the cab this evening and added a boiler and all the details. Not sure if this was such a good idea .. Since I needed to adopt the drawing to fit on the BTTB BR81 TT chassis I have, I had to increase both the firebox and the boiler. The.....

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