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Erik aka Ngineer Nov 3, 2015

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    Forgot to mention: Free worldwide shipping until november 8th at Shapeways!

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    • Use code FREESHIPNOV at checkout.
    • Free shipping applies to our lowest-price carrier.
    • No cash value.
    • Expires November 8, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT.
     
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    Some nice items there you've come out with. Guess I'll be stopping over that way to pick some up before the deadline
     
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    Thanks! If you want more than one of my items in Frosted Ultra Detail I can combine them. Shapeways charges $5 (plus tax) handling costs per model. If I combine multiple models you only have to pay the $5 once. This only applies to Frosted Ultra Detail and Frosted Extreme Detail, and I need some time to put them together. You can contact me via the Shapeways "Contact designer" button or via Ngineer3D AT gmail.com.

    PS, this costs me time and I do not earn anything from this. When I don't have the time I will tell you, I hope you understand.
     
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    I put all my roof details together in economy pack:
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    For those among us who model modern German railways I made a modern "Bahn├╝bergang", or Railroad crossing. That seemed to be missing from the current market:
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    Erik
    that's great!
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    So do you earn anything off of shapeways?
     
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    I do this for a hobby. I just like to make stuff basically. I add a small fee, Shapeways calls it markup, to most of my models. My goal is to recoup the costs of my prints in the long run. If I don't reach that goal I will still have had a great time. If I do reach it I might buy a locomotive or something like that with it, and/or a beer every now and then :).
    So yes, I hope to earn something. But if you mean earning as in hours of work in return for money, a paper route is probably a better option.

    The best part of this is seeing other people build a layout with parts that I designed. I meet people from all over the world who share a passion and have great ideas.
     
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    More detail parts for workshops. I hope to show a finished car lift soon.
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    Loading docks, just slap 'em against a blind wall like I did below to show the concept (you do have to put dark windows in, or cut some holes in the building). The door is printed separately and can be left out. I already had some angled loading docks
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    A sprinklertank, inspired by my next project, a chemical plant. This model is also available as a basic tank in 2 heights without valve etc
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    A sand filter, also meant for my next project, but this adds an industrial feel to many different situations.
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    Some more roof details, so called "upblast" fans
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    Fuel pumps
    and smaller fuel tank
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    I've started a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ngineer3D

    I am working on a new scene with a factory, tankfarm and some other stuff. That inspired me to make some more stuff:
    Guard House with gates (gates not shown below) and fences with fence gates
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    A housing for the HVAC equipment up on the roof, which could also be used as generator housing or transformer station:
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    Spiral staircase emergency exit inspired by an office I used to work in (picture is meant to show the stairs, the final building is still to be printed, so don't mind the lack of emergency exit door. I'm a firefighter and I know there should be a door...)
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    I also made an escalator just because I can:
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  12. southernnscale

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    You do some nice work! you sound like me I started doing 3D printing at shapeways also but I'm not a profession designer or Engineer just a retired US Navy Boatswains Mate, veteran who likes to build stuff I can't find in my Z scale 1:220. I have been doing it for about two years now. I just have fun designing different pieces. It would be nice if they would come down on there prices for material. keep up the great work!
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    The same goes for you! I've been following your work since I started printing on Shapeways. I love your Z scale buildings. N scale is just too expensive too make detailed buildings. My basic policy is not to make anything that's already available, and on a fair number of occasions I found that either you or Stony had already made it.
    I too hope that any advances in printing technology will lead to lower production costs, and of course lower prices on Shapeways.

     
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    Thanks for the comments! My policy is a little different and that is I like item with details and there are pieces out there that are there but not in the scale I'm doing. These pieces are very interesting to me. Most are of real photo's no measurement so they are a challenge to get it to be close to Proto-type as I can and not being an Engineer or professional designer even makes it more of a challenge. I have some of my own designs that don't come from a photo but in my mine. Just like the coil cars. I was very interested in them but none where in Z scale at the time I just had some photo of one of the road name I like CSX so I designed this one with eight coils one car but a combination of two cars put together and use wire rope stops as coils there was two covers for one car and came up with this 72' cars! The real alumium wire stops gave my cars just enough weight to keep them on track, with out the coils they were to light.
    http://shpws.me/G99w
    Then a short time after that they came out with some of the AZL 42' cars
     
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    My wife asked me if I am married to my hobby. That made me think I should show my love and appreciation to the little plastic people. 1/160 rings or earrings are too small, I don't have an N scale flowershop, so the next best valentine's day gift I could think of was to give the tiny guys a quad:

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    That's a great little detail that will help highlight a modern time period.
     
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    I made another guard house that will be used in my next project. It might be a guard house at the entrance or the office for a weigh bridge, not sure yet. The windows were made with anti-static bags from computer parts, that gives a slightly tinted effect.
    The light dump truck is my MAN truck, with Microscale Kristal Klear windows.
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    Woohoo!
    I finished my Kwik-E-Mart. I used anti-static bags for the windows. For now I don't think I need to make an interior.
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    Thank you, come again!

    For my industrial building I made some louver vents in various sizes
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    It occurs to me I might use some of your industrial louvers upside down to bash an old-time (1st half of 20th century) wooden-slat cooling tower for large bldg. AC or refrigeration. I think I finally got "semi"- acceptable results on my 7th attempt. I made a composite picture after my first 5 tries.
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    Great idea! I can easily turn the slats upside down and make them in the size you need, or even make the whole building in one go.
     

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