A Fork In The Road - 2018

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A Fork In The Road - or Henrik´s new Workbench

My new 3D printer has changed so much. Since I can print whatever I want at home, in hours instead of ten days or more, I do not have same interest for Shapeways and my Web-shop there anymore (I will keep my shop but it will not be updated in the same man Aug 27, 2018 : My new 3D printer has changed so much. Since I can print whatever I want at home, in hours instead of ten days or more, I do not have same interest for Shapeways and my Web-shop there anymore (I will keep my shop but it will not be updated in the same man

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Print Experiments

Here is some experiments from last night. Second two last images shows what happens when the supports are to weak and loose grip with the board..  I am using the gray filament for all these tests cause I found out that both black and gray gives much more. Aug 29, 2018 : Here is some experiments from last night. Second two last images shows what happens when the supports are to weak and loose grip with the board.. I am using the gray filament for all these tests cause I found out that both black and gray gives much more.

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Bogie protos done!

It took some tweaking to get these right, but here they are! My new standard bogie and wagon chassis for 1:35n18 scale. Right now I am printing something to put on top of the wagon chassis. Bogie wagons will come next. Sep 01, 2018 : It took some tweaking to get these right, but here they are! My new standard bogie and wagon chassis for 1:35n18 scale. Right now I am printing something to put on top of the wagon chassis. Bogie wagons will come next.

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Box wagons printed

Forever hours is over, here is the finished ´product´ !! Sep 01, 2018 : Forever hours is over, here is the finished ´product´ !!

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New wagon bodies

At first a few hours compared to 10-12 days with Shapeways felt amazing. Now Sep 01, 2018 : At first a few hours compared to 10-12 days with Shapeways felt amazing. Now "a few hours" feels forever ...  !! First print of the wagon bodies failed, so I had to restart the print. It happens sometimes, 9 of 10 it is a miss in the drawing, sometimes

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New skip wagons

Box wagons painted. Also the skip wagons are ready printed now. Only a small tank wagon left, then it is time for some kind of loco to pull them around. Sep 02, 2018 : Box wagons painted. Also the skip wagons are ready printed now. Only a small tank wagon left, then it is time for some kind of loco to pull them around.

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Decauville 0-4-2

This is Decauville loco type nr 6 which had two driving axles and one trailing extra axle under the cab. I am modelling the version which ran on HRRJ - Helsingborg Råå Ramlösa Järnväg around 1900.  This is how far I got this ev.... Sep 03, 2018 : This is Decauville loco type nr 6 which had two driving axles and one trailing extra axle under the cab. I am modelling the version which ran on HRRJ - Helsingborg Råå Ramlösa Järnväg around 1900. This is how far I got this ev....

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Powder Van

One example of one of my old drawings in 1/45 scale which actually worked ok to upscale to 1/35 and print at home! Sep 12, 2018 : One example of one of my old drawings in 1/45 scale which actually worked ok to upscale to 1/35 and print at home!

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Decauville got a chimney

While waiting for the bogies to be printed I got a bit further on the loco, adding front hatch, chimney etc other details. Almost complete now, a couple of rivets here and there (uncounted..) and she should be ready to print!  Mark Clark´s chassi will... Sep 12, 2018 : While waiting for the bogies to be printed I got a bit further on the loco, adding front hatch, chimney etc other details. Almost complete now, a couple of rivets here and there (uncounted..) and she should be ready to print! Mark Clark´s chassi will...

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Decauville got details

a few more details added this evening. Slowly getting there! cylinders sit a bit high, but have to to fit the chassis .. Sep 12, 2018 : a few more details added this evening. Slowly getting there! cylinders sit a bit high, but have to to fit the chassis ..

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Box repaint

I was not happy with the red paint on the box wagons so they got repainted last night. The red paint will however be great on the powder wagon. The tankers on last image needs some sanding. Often this does not show until first paint is on, like here. Sep 13, 2018 : I was not happy with the red paint on the box wagons so they got repainted last night. The red paint will however be great on the powder wagon. The tankers on last image needs some sanding. Often this does not show until first paint is on, like here.

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Decauville Ready To Print

The drawing for the decauville is now complete and ready for the printer, but the queue is long ... Hopefully get to start the print tomorrow evening the latest. Sep 15, 2018 : The drawing for the decauville is now complete and ready for the printer, but the queue is long ... Hopefully get to start the print tomorrow evening the latest.

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Powder Van Painted

The printer is working full time, no new drawing to make at the moment, so I turned my attention to the paint booth instead and made this. Put the 0 scale version to the right to compare the scales with. Loco in the back is not from my drawing, found it o Sep 15, 2018 : The printer is working full time, no new drawing to make at the moment, so I turned my attention to the paint booth instead and made this. Put the 0 scale version to the right to compare the scales with. Loco in the back is not from my drawing, found it o

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New Fork Turns Around

I turned the mine module around 180 degrees and then did a rockad with the second module so the mine ended up at far right. The second module now got a new purpose as the harbour. In this new fork of mine I start with the harbour instead and NO ... Sep 15, 2018 : I turned the mine module around 180 degrees and then did a rockad with the second module so the mine ended up at far right. The second module now got a new purpose as the harbour. In this new fork of mine I start with the harbour instead and NO ...

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Decauville is printed!

Already the first print of the body is fully ok, will only add some more supports for the cab opening in the drawing, plus a bit more space there the motor goes in. The frame could be used as is also, but I am not satisfied with how the cylinders sits, .. Sep 16, 2018 : Already the first print of the body is fully ok, will only add some more supports for the cab opening in the drawing, plus a bit more space there the motor goes in. The frame could be used as is also, but I am not satisfied with how the cylinders sits, ..

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LID contest wagon

Back in the Aug/Sep 2005 issue of LID - Light Iron Digest, Gary Kohler did had a very nice article about this mine wagon. In 2006 I built a model in 7/8in scale of it. I stumbled on first picture below last week and started sketching about a 1/35 scale... Sep 18, 2018 : Back in the Aug/Sep 2005 issue of LID - Light Iron Digest, Gary Kohler did had a very nice article about this mine wagon. In 2006 I built a model in 7/8in scale of it. I stumbled on first picture below last week and started sketching about a 1/35 scale...

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LID wagon printed

The LID wagon was done printing this morning! It looks great but I did not realize how big it is until I saw the result .. For my needs I will shrink it a bit and print again. Sep 19, 2018 : The LID wagon was done printing this morning! It looks great but I did not realize how big it is until I saw the result .. For my needs I will shrink it a bit and print again.

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LID wagon, second print

The second generation of the LID wagon was done printing this morning!  A few clicks and I had another one, but smaller .. Since I started printing during nights my prints goes very fast now .. I blink my eyes and next morning when I wake up the print is Sep 20, 2018 : The second generation of the LID wagon was done printing this morning! A few clicks and I had another one, but smaller .. Since I started printing during nights my prints goes very fast now .. I blink my eyes and next morning when I wake up the print is

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LID wagon, third print

For some reason I got the idea that two axles would look much better on these wagons. Said and done, spent most of the weekend making it work properly.. Looking at it now I feel two bogies instead will be much better ... All these decisions ... Sep 24, 2018 : For some reason I got the idea that two axles would look much better on these wagons. Said and done, spent most of the weekend making it work properly.. Looking at it now I feel two bogies instead will be much better ... All these decisions ...

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LID wagons painted

The three LID wagons I printed so far visited the paintshop last night.  Two axle version is abandon in favor of the bogie version. Working on perfecting that now. Sep 25, 2018 : The three LID wagons I printed so far visited the paintshop last night. Two axle version is abandon in favor of the bogie version. Working on perfecting that now.

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Fork Harbor I

Started on the harbour module this evening. See below. It is 55 * 200 cm. The previous watermill module idea is now abandon and now part of the harbour which by that can be much larger.  Along the background will be a 3ft gauge team track for reloads of.. Sep 25, 2018 : Started on the harbour module this evening. See below. It is 55 * 200 cm. The previous watermill module idea is now abandon and now part of the harbour which by that can be much larger. Along the background will be a 3ft gauge team track for reloads of..

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LID bogies printed

First batch of the final bogies was printed this morning. This time I got them right !! Wheels can now be both mounted and unmounted easily. A lick of paint plus another 4 pairs is next. Sep 26, 2018 : First batch of the final bogies was printed this morning. This time I got them right !! Wheels can now be both mounted and unmounted easily. A lick of paint plus another 4 pairs is next.

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LID wagon bigpack

Now when I got the drawings right I started this bigpack of wagon bodies. Two of these will be printed so I to start with can have at least one eight wagon ore train. Each pack takes 16 hrs to print.. Sep 27, 2018 : Now when I got the drawings right I started this bigpack of wagon bodies. Two of these will be printed so I to start with can have at least one eight wagon ore train. Each pack takes 16 hrs to print..

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LID bigpack printed

Four wagons in a row like this is not good with my printer. I know it already, still I do the same mistake .. Small parts placed to long apart does cool down differently and by that also bends a bit. Anyways, this time I got lucky. Those imperfections ... Sep 28, 2018 : Four wagons in a row like this is not good with my printer. I know it already, still I do the same mistake .. Small parts placed to long apart does cool down differently and by that also bends a bit. Anyways, this time I got lucky. Those imperfections ...

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Fork stuff

The harbour got the final beams on the underside of the frame glued in place today. Tomorrow I can turn it over and start on the scenery and track. The first BigPack batch got some paint and weathering to. Second and last batch of three wagons (since I ha Sep 30, 2018 : The harbour got the final beams on the underside of the frame glued in place today. Tomorrow I can turn it over and start on the scenery and track. The first BigPack batch got some paint and weathering to. Second and last batch of three wagons (since I ha

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Decauville chassis

Now when the Catomat is out of my system and both LID wagons and Fork Harbour module is drying, I did go back to the Decauville loco again. Did some final touch-up before time for printing. Really would need two printers now, ... I tend to always keep ... Sep 30, 2018 : Now when the Catomat is out of my system and both LID wagons and Fork Harbour module is drying, I did go back to the Decauville loco again. Did some final touch-up before time for printing. Really would need two printers now, ... I tend to always keep ...

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LID 2nd batch printed

Second and last batch of the LID wagons was printed this morning. Now I have all 8 plus 2 from the two-axle attempt which will be Oct 01, 2018 : Second and last batch of the LID wagons was printed this morning. Now I have all 8 plus 2 from the two-axle attempt which will be "parked" on a sidetrack somewhere. .

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Decauville chassis printed

The chassis was ready printed when I got home from work today. Chassis design is done now. The pivot for trailing axle moves ok sideways but still need a bit tweaking for better roll on the axle. Oct 01, 2018 : The chassis was ready printed when I got home from work today. Chassis design is done now. The pivot for trailing axle moves ok sideways but still need a bit tweaking for better roll on the axle.

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Decauville chassis again

The chassis was ready printed when I got home from work today, for the third time. Now the RAR chassis sits just perfect and no damage to the frame this time! Also the improvements I added to the cylinders got better, so in a way I am glad I did another . Oct 02, 2018 : The chassis was ready printed when I got home from work today, for the third time. Now the RAR chassis sits just perfect and no damage to the frame this time! Also the improvements I added to the cylinders got better, so in a way I am glad I did another .

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Recycled layout boards

I have had a few layout frames which was past there duedate long time ago. I thought it to be sad to just throw them away, so I saved them. They have been hitting my feet each time I pass them (not the other way around..) so I got the idea to make shelf.. Oct 06, 2018 : I have had a few layout frames which was past there duedate long time ago. I thought it to be sad to just throw them away, so I saved them. They have been hitting my feet each time I pass them (not the other way around..) so I got the idea to make shelf..

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Fork Harbor 2

Put some foam on the harbor module this evening. Height to the waterline got way to high, maybe I will use a thinner top foam layer to lower it. The 3 foot line which was intended to be along the background got to tight ... Maybe I will have to re-think t Oct 06, 2018 : Put some foam on the harbor module this evening. Height to the waterline got way to high, maybe I will use a thinner top foam layer to lower it. The 3 foot line which was intended to be along the background got to tight ... Maybe I will have to re-think t

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Fork Studies

Just some  pictures to Oct 06, 2018 : Just some pictures to "taste" the new setup...

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Decauville body printed!

That was a long wait .. but here finally the body is done printing! It turned out great, absolutely no need for another print. Now it will be sanded and get some primer and paint! Just the chassis pivot which hunts me now. Maybe tomorrow. Oct 06, 2018 : That was a long wait .. but here finally the body is done printing! It turned out great, absolutely no need for another print. Now it will be sanded and get some primer and paint! Just the chassis pivot which hunts me now. Maybe tomorrow.

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Decauville primer

Did assemble the loco today  and put on first primer. Really like this dark gray! Final paint will be black, but a tone of dark gray would look great to I think. I did some initial sanding before the primer, but easier to see after if more is needed and.. Oct 07, 2018 : Did assemble the loco today and put on first primer. Really like this dark gray! Final paint will be black, but a tone of dark gray would look great to I think. I did some initial sanding before the primer, but easier to see after if more is needed and..

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Henrik got a booth

This wasn´t a day to early .. One must take care of ones health .. With my previous setup I used all kinds of masks and open window and all that.. But, really this is the first setup which will work in the long run, cause I stopped using masks and only.. Oct 14, 2018 : This wasn´t a day to early .. One must take care of ones health .. With my previous setup I used all kinds of masks and open window and all that.. But, really this is the first setup which will work in the long run, cause I stopped using masks and only..

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Decauville fourth paint

After primer and two layers of black I put on fourth layer of paint this evening; the green, red and silver colours. All with an ordinary brush.. The chassis also got painted and installed. A closeup photo reveals so much .. some tidying up work left to.. Oct 15, 2018 : After primer and two layers of black I put on fourth layer of paint this evening; the green, red and silver colours. All with an ordinary brush.. The chassis also got painted and installed. A closeup photo reveals so much .. some tidying up work left to..

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891mm gauge wheel

Designed and printed a 891mm gauge wheel today (3 swedish feet). As you see it worked fine, but axle have to be in metal. Axleboxes works fine to print to, that is next. Oct 20, 2018 : Designed and printed a 891mm gauge wheel today (3 swedish feet). As you see it worked fine, but axle have to be in metal. Axleboxes works fine to print to, that is next.

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Fork Foam

Been sick for a few days. Today I Oct 21, 2018 : Been sick for a few days. Today I "tried my wings" in the cave, but took only 15 min to cut some foam and start the printer, before I was done and back to bed .. Anyways, here is current status. The harbor floor is now level compared to the waterline, but

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891 sleepers

Today is the first time there I made a drawing, printed it and it turned out right first time.. Seems I am starting to get the feel for PLA.  While I waited for that to print, I did mess some up with paint on the layout. No more white foam. Look what a... Oct 22, 2018 : Today is the first time there I made a drawing, printed it and it turned out right first time.. Seems I am starting to get the feel for PLA. While I waited for that to print, I did mess some up with paint on the layout. No more white foam. Look what a...

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