KFJ - Event logs 2017
KFJ - Koltorp Forsvik Railway in 012 (1/45) scale. These are the events for 2017.
KEJ- Wagon paint
Dec 03, 2017 : You do not think I sit about and do 3D drawings all day do you .. , no I assemble and paint them to .. : ) I am very satisfied with the ore wagon, the flat wagon need some work to get anywhere .. Was no more time left this weekend. I used only flat ....
KEJ- 1067 delivery
Nov 25, 2017 : Got these goodies yesterday! Always nervous to unpack something new to see if anything is wrong or not .. but touch wood, it is getting better each time. This time I only need to increase the movement of the center axle on the ore wagon, it is still a ..
Koltorp - The Mine Train
Nov 19, 2017 : Here is the rest wagons assembled (only the mine wagons was left to do). Now I have no more prints waiting to be put in traffic. Not even have any wheels left to do more than one and a half wagon.. (yes one axle is missing)
Koltorp - Wagon works 2
Koltorp - Wagon works
Koltorp - Kick-Off
Nov 05, 2017 : Feels a bit like I had a kick-off event with myself this weekend ! Carefully sanded some of the wagons from yesterday plus put on another two layers. Looks much better now. Also photographed all the latest things which had been collecting dust...
Koltorp - Paintshop evening
Nov 04, 2017 : After finished the "Z4p adapted" earlier today I felt very confident that my days in 0m 3D modelling is over for a while. So I collected a couple of my latest drawings and made a final order to Shapeways. What to do until then ? Well, I got my previous ..
Koltorp - Got a delivery!
Sep 19, 2017 : Finally got my latest order! Should have been delivered last thursday, but rather late then never .. This time I ordered a few new things. Not easy to see from the pictures, but there somewhere is some new locos, vans and the latest Atlas coach I made!
Koltorp - Roco TT chassis
Aug 27, 2017 : With a bit of help from friends I found out how to remove the body from a Roco TT chassis without damaging it. You bend lightly between there the buffer beam and the back of the body meets and voila, there you have it! Here is a series of photos showing..
Koltorp - Nyberget loco no 5 (bttb)
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.....
Koltorp - Lessebo arrived !!
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....
Koltorp - Display stand
Koltorp - Atlas wagons assembled and painted
Koltorp - Lost and Found
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..
Koltorp - Flat, Van & Bolster
Koltorp - Swedish 600mm std bogie
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.
Koltorp - Screen house, continues
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..
Koltorp - Lessebo part 4
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 ...
Koltorp - Lessebo part 3
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 ...
Koltorp - Lessebo w coal box
Koltorp - Lessebo part 2
Koltorp - Lessebo started
Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, final print !!
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....
Koltorp - Screen & Atlas
Koltorp - Final trackplan
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 ..
Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, first print
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 ...
Koltorp - Ore bins 3
Koltorp - PVA painted
Koltorp - PVA mould again
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
Koltorp - Atlas in 3D, the chassis
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.
Koltorp - Ore bins 2
Koltorp - Ore bins 1
Koltorp - Headframe done!
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..
Koltorp - The Hoist
Koltorp - Screen house started
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. ...
Koltorp - Crates
Tools - Atlas wagon, the 3D version
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...
Koltorp - Headframe, windows windows ..
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...
Koltorp - Studio lights
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 ....
Koltorp - Headframe, corner boards
Koltorp - Headframe, corrugated roofs
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 ...
Koltorp - Headframe, crusher house
Koltorp - First module started
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 ...
Koltorp - Headframe, walls
Koltorp - Second Atlas wagon assembled
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..
Koltorp - Atlas w Kadee
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....
Koltorp - Atlas 2nd Generation
Koltorp - Atlas ZamZoodled
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..
Koltorp - First Atlas painted
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...
Koltorp - Atlas wagons today!
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...
Koltorp - The Mormor loco
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 ...
Koltorp - Atlas wagons
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 ...
Koltorp - Pechot solution
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
Koltorp - Station done
Koltorp - Motors and wheels
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...
Koltorp - Deliveries
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.
Koltorp - the Headframe building started
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 ....
Koltorp - Walls assembled
Koltorp - Chimney
Koltorp - Tiles, doors and windows
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..
Koltorp - Spanish Tile
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 ..
Koltorp - Doors
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
Koltorp - Roof tiles in place
Koltorp - Roof started
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 ..
Koltorp - Walls r up
Koltorp - Foundation
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 ...
Koltorp - Antens uthus
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 ...
Koltorp - First paint
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.
Koltorp - Delivery
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 ..
Koltorp - Startup
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...