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  • The schooner and cars look great. Nice work Hakan!
    Carl

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    • Hakan, it's always nice to see your thread pop back up again!

      I hear you regarding household projects & other stuff getting in the way of our hobbies.

      Same here at my house, I retired 3 years ago and I find myself busier now than when I worked full time for a living. :erm:

      Your work is always a joy for me to look at!

      The schooner is coming along nicely, and your refurbished passenger car equally nice!

      I look forward to seeing your harbor scene develop.

      Greg

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      • Thanks for the tip Dave I’ll check them out.

        Its quite hard to not break anything as one want the lines taut. I’m trying to get my hands on some EZ line to try out hoping to solve this issue.

        Thanks Mike, George and Carl for the kind words!

        Greg retirement sounds great but I have also heard from friends who has retired that they have less time afterwards. Its kinda busy here at the moment with a 4 year old who wants to play Lego and a 15 year old who wants to work on Mopeds out in the garage. But its a good kind of busy.

        Hakan

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        • Hakan, great update. You certainly have been busy.

          The ships in both scales look wonderful.

          Although rigging can be a pain, you have to do it. Very satisfying in the end.

          Nice work on the tourist car too.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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          • Excellent work Hakan. I would of never guess those coaches were Label.

            Bob
            It's only make-believe

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            • Hakan,

              The schooner looks great! Nice rebuild and paint job on the coach.

              I understand about the household projects, I'm finally working on molding that I have put off for years.

              Scott

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              • Thanks Rob! Rigging is a pain but as you say it will be rewarding in the end.

                Thanks Bob, its great to work with old wood kits. How it is on your modeling front? Been quiet for awhile now.

                Thank you for the kind words Scott!

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                • Hi All!
                  Great that the forum is online again! Off course as I'm usually is a bit behind I missed that it was online for two months Lots of catching up to do....

                  As time went on regardless of the forum being up or down there has been some progress on the layout. I have been busy doing the benchwork for my Innsmouth harbour and been at work on a new Sellers turntable serving a new 4 stall Roundhouse. The turntable is installed on the layout as one can see on the photos below.



                  The Roundhouse is scratchbuilt based on a drawing I found in a Train Shed Cyclopedia and adjusted to fit the space adjacent to the turntable. The doors are a combination of laser cut parts and 3D printed hinges. As I wanted a workshop on the layout I set to work making one from bought and 3D printed part. The machinery is from SS ltd with the overhead belt system. The belt system shall be driven by a steam engine in an annex at the back of the Roundhouse. The Roundhouse has the roof removable using small magnets that have been inserted in the roof beams. That way it is easy to remove it for track cleaning and to show the interior to visitors.


                  The Roundhouse. The ventilators and chimneys are 3D printed.


                  The interior. I'm still arranging the details and to better reach them I haven't mounted the back walls. You an see the small magnets on the roof beams as small dots.



                  The stone floor is for the Smithy. I have a forge that will be mounted later on. The black things under the roof beams are LED lamps to light the interior.



                  For firefighting purposes the roof will also get a wooden platform stretching the width of the roof with barrels on. It will be reached by a ladder from the back.

                  That is all for now I'll enjoy myself some time now catching up with all the other threads

                  Happy Modeling!
                  Håkan

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                  • Welcome back Håkan! We've been waiting for you.....and of course your wonderful modeling!
                    The turntable and roundhouse look great!
                    Carl

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                    • Welcome back., nice work on the roundhouse.

                      In case you haven't noticed, we no longer need Administrator action to set up an avatar.
                      James

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                      • Very nice turntable and roundhouse, Håkan.

                        Is the Sellers turntable from the kit that was available several years ago? I also noticed that for a while a couple years ago somebody had sides for a Sellers turntable available as a 3D print. I've had building a turntable on my to-do list but it keeps sinking in priority.

                        Mike
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • Good to have you back Håkan. Someone's been busy while we were offline.
                          Really stunning roundhouse. The colours are very nice. Yellow can be hard to get right, but your faded yellow is spot on.
                          I particularly like the shingles too. Who's, or how were they done ?
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • Thanks Carl, its great to be back!

                            Thanks James, that’s good news. My old Avatar has gone but I’ll find a new one.

                            Thanks Mike, it’s the Freshwater turntable that Bob and Dave have built previously. I had at the start (before the forum went down) great help from their builds. It was a bit tricky to build. I used Diamonds scale products gears and hardware on it.

                            Thank you Rob, a little busy but so have many others too. The shingles are from Bar Mills. They have been weathered using some drybrushing.


                            Håkan

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                            • Yes I found my old Avatar on the hard drive

                              Its a little boring though so to make a new is on the list

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                              • The boiler has arrived for the Roundhouse. Well one can say that there will be ample of steam for the engine but the manager will be less than pleased on the wood consumption. Well the boiler I ordered through Shapeways proved to be enormous. Or is it in a size that could be feasible?



                                What to do?

                                Håkan
                                Last edited by masonamerican; 10-31-2021, 07:03 PM.

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