A Fork In The Road - or Henrik´s new Workbench
This article was published 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 manner, unless there is something special coming up). Plus each time I print something it cost pennies, instead of 50 euro or more when I order from SW (yes, I know the printer itself cost a lot, but with history in mind it will soon be paid off). The quality is not the same, I know, but I am pursuing fun exploration, not perfection.
All my effort put on previous drawings is for 0 scale and FUD alone which does not comply at all with a home printer. Believe me, I tried, several times...
I keep making up excuses to my self to do other stuff, then what I am "supposed" to do .. working on my Koltorp Forsvik layout ..
I just have to come clean and say as it is - I lost in interest in 0 scale and specially my current layout... So, now I said it.
I had a long list full of projects to do for the layout, which would take years to complete, at least for me...
Also, my hunt for perfection with the drawings, the Webshop and all that has destroyed it a bit for me.
The fun experimentation with the printer and the realization what I can do with it, really got my juices going again, specially the spontaneous feeling of - do it now and see what happens!
So, here it is - A New Fresh Start !!
Below is some Taiwanese tubs I made from an old photo I published on the GnatterBox years ago. I never got to build these then, but here they are now.
Since I have a lot wheels, tracks and loco chassis collected during previous period I will try to use them in my now new scale - 1:35n18, at least to start with. The taste will be a mix of MiniTrains and Pepper7, but from my hands and mind. Yes, and those big red swedish buildings will keep coming in this scale to .., don´t worry. Maybe I can re-use part of those to ...
Comments, anyone ?
ps! the link to that thread on the GnatterBox is here - Taiwan 500mm coal railway tubs. Found back to it by googling on "gn15 mine tubs". It contains measures for these tubs if any more want to have a go at it!