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Welcome to Narrow Gauge Trains, Events and 3D modelling. I build scale models of industrial and military light railways. Also started making cannons and wagons.

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As I wrote in my last post I wanted to get one final good print of this Alan Keef loco made on the Dremel. Below is second attempt. Before first I did clear the nozzle as good as I could. Before this, I did change to a complete new nozzle, never used b...

I3Y - Alan Keef K12 part 3

Oct 18, 2019 : As I wrote in my last post I wanted to get one final good print of this Alan Keef loco made on the Dremel. Below is second attempt. Before first I did clear the nozzle as good as I could. Before this, I did change to a complete new nozzle, never used b...

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I just ordered my first resin printer, an AnyCubic Photon, already a very common model on the market. It has a very small printbed, but the quality is great, and there is not really any other bigger model on the market now which is between the 370 euro...

Tools - AnyCubic Photon

Oct 18, 2019 : I just ordered my first resin printer, an AnyCubic Photon, already a very common model on the market. It has a very small printbed, but the quality is great, and there is not really any other bigger model on the market now which is between the 370 euro...

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I bought my printer in August 2018. This is my first 3D printer and one of the best toys I had ever ..  It is a covered version, PLA only and no heated bed. The print area is 15*25*17 cm, which is rather much compared to most filament printers! It takes..

Tools - Dremel 3D40 3D printer

Oct 18, 2019 : I bought my printer in August 2018. This is my first 3D printer and one of the best toys I had ever .. It is a covered version, PLA only and no heated bed. The print area is 15*25*17 cm, which is rather much compared to most filament printers! It takes..

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My Keef loco was finished printing this morning. Unfortunately I am becoming increasingly hesitant to continue using my Dremel for scale models. It is still perfect for gadgets and for example my sleepers (which require PLA which is a bit more flexible...

I3Y - Alan Keef K12 part 2

Oct 14, 2019 : My Keef loco was finished printing this morning. Unfortunately I am becoming increasingly hesitant to continue using my Dremel for scale models. It is still perfect for gadgets and for example my sleepers (which require PLA which is a bit more flexible...

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My wife and I had a nice walk to the lake today. Not a wet drop from the sky spite weather reports.. On the way home I did pick up some sand to filter, see last pic. While home I found a box with old tea which also will come handy making scenery for.....

I3Y - Natural Sand & Tea ..

Oct 13, 2019 : My wife and I had a nice walk to the lake today. Not a wet drop from the sky spite weather reports.. On the way home I did pick up some sand to filter, see last pic. While home I found a box with old tea which also will come handy making scenery for.....

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Painted the mill and bullet wagon this evening. This was the last of the cannons and wagons for now. Next is building a (real) diorama and make something

Mil - Mill and bullet wagon painted

Oct 12, 2019 : Painted the mill and bullet wagon this evening. This was the last of the cannons and wagons for now. Next is building a (real) diorama and make something "alive" looking in it.

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Today I did draw up CAD for the Alan Keef K12 loco in my 11mm scale. Drawing from last UK Review magazine. The chassis I found, PIKO 52059 fits like a glove!  It costed 1219 SEK (about 110 euro) which I found quite Ok for a motor chassis which crawls ....

I3Y - Alan Keef K12 part 1

Oct 12, 2019 : Today I did draw up CAD for the Alan Keef K12 loco in my 11mm scale. Drawing from last UK Review magazine. The chassis I found, PIKO 52059 fits like a glove! It costed 1219 SEK (about 110 euro) which I found quite Ok for a motor chassis which crawls ....

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Last evening I was about to continue painting the rails rust brown when I realized I missed something..., the sleepers are way to small for 1:27.7 scale ... I could insert wooden coffee stirrers inbetween each second peco sleeper, but why not print

I3Y - Tracks and bridges

Oct 07, 2019 : Last evening I was about to continue painting the rails rust brown when I realized I missed something..., the sleepers are way to small for 1:27.7 scale ... I could insert wooden coffee stirrers inbetween each second peco sleeper, but why not print

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Baby steps today, but in the right direction - forward! Added a bit more grass in the background, painted all sleepers light-gray and begun to paint the rails rusty. The layout starts to blend in with the background now, which is one of the main purposes,

I3Y - Baby steps

Oct 06, 2019 : Baby steps today, but in the right direction - forward! Added a bit more grass in the background, painted all sleepers light-gray and begun to paint the rails rusty. The layout starts to blend in with the background now, which is one of the main purposes,

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Here comes the windows, made from measures on Ohs Bruk station building taken back in summer 2018. Doors look a bit small next to them, but need to reprint them anyway.

I3Y - Ohs bruk Windows

Oct 04, 2019 : Here comes the windows, made from measures on Ohs Bruk station building taken back in summer 2018. Doors look a bit small next to them, but need to reprint them anyway.

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Grass grows fast if you water with white glue! Try it, it´s true. Something for golf courses to take up maybe .. : P.  Matching windows for the doors are printing now, pictures later.

I3Y - Grass grows fast

Oct 04, 2019 : Grass grows fast if you water with white glue! Try it, it´s true. Something for golf courses to take up maybe .. : P. Matching windows for the doors are printing now, pictures later.

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Did draw and print this door this evening. Didn´t get so well, need to clean the nozzle and print again.

I3Y - Just a door

Oct 01, 2019 : Did draw and print this door this evening. Didn´t get so well, need to clean the nozzle and print again.

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Foam glued in place. First and second layer of paint added.

I3Y - Glue and paint

Oct 01, 2019 : Foam glued in place. First and second layer of paint added.

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Needed some population in correct 11mm (1:27.7) scale so I printed these three guys from Thingiverse, Alex,  Alessio and

I3Y - First population

Sep 26, 2019 : Needed some population in correct 11mm (1:27.7) scale so I printed these three guys from Thingiverse, Alex, Alessio and "Man in Apron". Quite good again. The gunner is a gift from my friend Dan this evening and is a resin print on a Zortrax printer.

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Had some progress this evening with cutting foam to my new inglenook layout. As you maybe see the plan has evolved a bit. Now it contains 3 Y-switches and the water is more of a waterfront then quay and a small creek is added on the right side.

I3Y - Cut some foam

Sep 25, 2019 : Had some progress this evening with cutting foam to my new inglenook layout. As you maybe see the plan has evolved a bit. Now it contains 3 Y-switches and the water is more of a waterfront then quay and a small creek is added on the right side.

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Time in the cave is limited, but I got these parts printed. My printer has been in a very good mode now lately, which is nice. As you see the parts comes out very good now.

Mil - Mill wagon started

Sep 25, 2019 : Time in the cave is limited, but I got these parts printed. My printer has been in a very good mode now lately, which is nice. As you see the parts comes out very good now.

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Finished the forge wagon today. Did it in two versions, one with the firebox open for duty and another closed for transport.  Last picture shows the real thing, photographed in Eksjö this summer 2019 ....

Mil - Forge wagon done!

Sep 15, 2019 : Finished the forge wagon today. Did it in two versions, one with the firebox open for duty and another closed for transport.  Last picture shows the real thing, photographed in Eksjö this summer 2019 ....

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Today I painted the cannon I let SW print. Ok, paint disguise a lot, but still not as fresh as that my own fdm printer can do.. I have removed that material from the SW page now. Not sure about the

Mil - SW Cannon painted

Sep 14, 2019 : Today I painted the cannon I let SW print. Ok, paint disguise a lot, but still not as fresh as that my own fdm printer can do.. I have removed that material from the SW page now. Not sure about the "tire" colour. The idea was that they should look as they

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Prepared a 54mm (1:32) scale version of the Carolean 3-pdr cannon a while ago, including uploading to Shapeways. Doing so I noticed they added a new material called

Mil - Shapeways Gray PA12

Sep 13, 2019 : Prepared a 54mm (1:32) scale version of the Carolean 3-pdr cannon a while ago, including uploading to Shapeways. Doing so I noticed they added a new material called "Gray PA12" which was supposed to be like FUD but not so brittle. At least I was hoping so

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Started with the forge wagon last week, but (again) struggled with the printer.. This time it refused to feed more than a few cm of filament, then it freeze up! After several trials, changing nozzle, print bed cover, cleaning etc, I found out that left...

Mil - Carolean Field Forge Wagon

Sep 11, 2019 : Started with the forge wagon last week, but (again) struggled with the printer.. This time it refused to feed more than a few cm of filament, then it freeze up! After several trials, changing nozzle, print bed cover, cleaning etc, I found out that left...

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