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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Iron Man Ring
Iron Man Ring [message #82532] Sat, 04 January 2014 07:32 UTC
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Took me nearly 6 months to finally get this done in metal.


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 Topic: Ancient Warlord Earrings
Ancient Warlord Earrings [message #82519] Fri, 03 January 2014 23:09 UTC
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Printed in allumide and coated with polyurethane.

Like my renders? Send me an email at for a quote to make your items look just as good.
 Topic: Tiger track links and tiny beehives
Tiger track links and tiny beehives [message #82425] Thu, 02 January 2014 15:22 UTC
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Today I've got my prints:

King Tiger tank track links, 1:10 scale, for preparation of metal casting.

LIttle apiary TT/1:120 scale.

 Topic: New Star Wars Empire ring in Silver!
New Star Wars Empire ring in Silver! [message #82389] Thu, 02 January 2014 01:24 UTC
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Just wanted to share my New Years Star Wars bling, I love this ring! It almost doesn't look like it has anything to do with Star Wars.
Here it is in my shop if anyone else needs one :)




 Topic: 6mm scale Truck, Mech, and APC
6mm scale Truck, Mech, and APC [message #82305] Tue, 31 December 2013 07:07 UTC
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I ordered these fellas a couple weeks ago and they finally came! This is my second order and I'm super proud of what I got. Not only do the small details I placed on my designs translate well in White Strong and Flexible Polished, but they are also quite sturdy. I love how smooth my models feel from the polish.

These machines are made roughly to scale with 6mm wargaming as I'm quite fond of the genre and fond of amassing huge armies of vehicles and robots.

Essentially I designed a futuristic military APC, a heavy duty truck, and a battle mech. One thing I'm surprised was how the mech was able to stand up so well. When I was modeling it, I was afraid that the feet wouldn't be able to hold up the entire thing. I did scale the feet up a couple times but was afraid that the bigger they were, the more odd it'll look. I'm glad to be able to find an equalizer between the size of the feet and its ability to make the mech stand on its own.

Overall, I'm very satisfied and will continue to make more vehicles and mechs for my shop.

Tutorials on how to prepare Sketchup models for Shapeways:


Tutorial on preparing Sketchup models for Shapeways for FULL COLOR SANDSTONE/PLASTIC:

 Topic: Minifig Cufflinks
Minifig Cufflinks [message #82288] Mon, 30 December 2013 23:53 UTC
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Today I received my first cufflinks in Minifig Style (
(polished gold steel)




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[Updated on: Mon, 30 December 2013 23:58 UTC]

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 Topic: Bubble Pent by Oskar
Bubble Pent by Oskar [message #82199] Sun, 29 December 2013 09:27 UTC
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Bubble Pent is a pentagonal variation to Mosaic Block and Bubble Block. It is a boublesized corner-turning pillowed pentagon prism. As a result of the pillowing, the puzzle never exposes any ridges mid-turn. This makes it a child-safe puzzle :-).

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



 Topic: Sig Sauer P226 in 1/12 scale.
Sig Sauer P226 in 1/12 scale. [message #82186] Sat, 28 December 2013 23:18 UTC
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Customer wanted some Sig Sauer P226 handguns for a dollhouse project! Printed in FUD at 1/12 scale.
Forgot to take some pic's of them before painting...


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 Topic: Die with 50 faces
Die with 50 faces [message #82067] Thu, 26 December 2013 15:13 UTC
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My Truncated Sphere D50 arrived.
This is a die with 50 flat faces located around a sphere.
This model has been made a long time ago (August 2011), but has become public only now in December 2013.
The reason is that the numbering has been carefully studied to ensure a maximum fairness (a lot of groups of faces have their sums identical), and I wanted to keep the numbering secret, the time for me to challenge anybody to find a better numbering. But making a challenge with a reward is quite complex. And now, so much time has passed that I even do not remember the peculiarities of my own numbering.
So, let's forgot all that and enjoy it as it is!

So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: "Salvo" Gunslinger figure from Drawn-SteelHero
"Salvo" Gunslinger figure from Drawn-SteelHero [message #82046] Wed, 25 December 2013 20:09 UTC
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Featuring the fembot heads for PBH Starscream and 'Con Hunt Terradive.

 Topic: Lay Relax
Lay Relax [message #81973] Mon, 23 December 2013 21:10 UTC
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Another great ART - Piece from Shapeways - Thank you
I am very pleased about the Quality - YES


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 Topic: Bracelets...
Bracelets... [message #81878] Sat, 21 December 2013 22:24 UTC
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I'd like to show you also this two bracelets:

Thank you so much!!!


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 Topic: Pattern
Pattern [message #81867] Sat, 21 December 2013 16:53 UTC
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I'd like to show you an object that I have just received!
It's very light and my wife loves it :)

If you like it too please click on "favorite", this would help me a lot!

Thank you so much!!!


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 Topic: Minifig technical diving equipment
Minifig technical diving equipment [message #81864] Sat, 21 December 2013 16:04 UTC
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still remember the Weekend Contest #12: Create Your Own Lego-compatible Add-on

So I found the time to rework the stuff. Now all is OK and here it is:
Minifig technical diving equipment


The Set containing the Fins, the BC system and the Scooter / DPV.
Painted with acrylics colours:

It is also usable with k-reo (Painted with acrylics colours.):

 Topic: Anarchy Cube by OSKAR
Anarchy Cube by OSKAR [message #81847] Sat, 21 December 2013 12:34 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Anarchy Cube is an anarchistic Rubik's Cube. It has six centers, twelve edges and eight corners, but they are scattered all around. Can you turn it into a cube?

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



 Topic: My new product #TAG just arrived and ready in the shop
My new product #TAG just arrived and ready in the shop [message #81833] Sat, 21 December 2013 00:16 UTC
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Hi All,

my new product just arrived and ready to be in my shop. Check it if you like!

Thank you!!

B1GB1OCK creation

 Topic: A few pet tags in solid brass and bronze
A few pet tags in solid brass and bronze [message #81731] Thu, 19 December 2013 20:41 UTC
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Received my first brass and bronze prints today. The first two are of my popular sheriff's badge pet tag that have been made slightly thinner to help offset the increased cost for anyone interested in ordering one in brass,bronze, or silver.

The first one is in polished brass.

The second one is in polished bronze

And a side by side comparison

I wasn't expecting so much of the "marbled" look in the bronze, but it is starting to grow on me as it adds a bit of an "antique" look to the tag. The marbling isn't as extensive as it may appear in the picture as some of that is the background reflection. The back side also shows much less of the effect so it is quite random where it appears in the material.

I also ordered a copy of my .45ACP bullet pet tag. I have to say I am really impressed at how well the non-polished brass turned out. There is almost no signs of the print layers on the surface. I definitely see myself ordering more in these materials in the future.


( Here's a link to my tags if anyone is interested s&s=0 )

 Topic: Stainless dice
Stainless dice [message #81694] Thu, 19 December 2013 16:27 UTC
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From left to right, we have the standard size D6 stainless geared die, the mini D6 stainless geared die, and the standard size stainless hollow D20 die.
Standard finishes will be available on all. Working on some specialized finishes.

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 Topic: Dragon hunting
Dragon hunting [message #81544] Wed, 18 December 2013 01:25 UTC
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Hi my name is Jordan I love using shapeways and every print gets better and better; here is my dragon ring. The ring is for a dragon hunter type feeling; the ring is perfect for conventions and/or fairs.

here is what it came out to be; please let me know what you think? eTabs





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 Topic: Many Things
Many Things [message #81435] Tue, 17 December 2013 05:53 UTC
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Well, it's that time of year. I've been slacking off in my printing (too much Baldur's Gate?), but I managed to make Christmas presents this year, just in time. After a few mishaps, I'm in good shape.

1. These angel ornaments took a try to get mostly right. I messed up the colors on the first try. The only thing I'm bummed about now is I accidentally blurred the colors on the sword guy when I applied some sealant to protect from color loss and smooth the surface. Apparently, my sealant was a little too wet from me keeping the paintbrush moist. Eh, well - I'll do better next time. My two younger siblings will (I hope) like these decorations

2. On the left is a music holder - to keep those pesky pages from flipping closed at the most inopportune moment! On the right is my particular favorite of the bunch - an ornament for my mom. I applied some metallic paints in places to bring out the details. I think it's a little too big for a pendant, but that's for her to decide. I just make the things!

3. This is a (belated) anniversary gift for my parents from myself and my older sister. The polished silver really comes out nicely. Shapeways polishing is nicer AND (judging from one experience, which is totally a sufficient sample size) cheaper than having a jeweler do it locally. Although it's entirely possible I caught the jeweler on a bad day and/or I angered him in some way...? I dunno. Anyway, I like the shine on this. We'll see if I can keep my grubby fingerprints to a minimum until the gift wends its way home.

4. This is a smaller version of the Bringer. He's been tweaked somewhat to make sure he's printable at the new scale, and I fixed his minor helmet problem (no mouth hole! he must get hungry in there). A friend of mine made an off-handed comment about the model a while back, saying he liked it but it was bigger than he'd normally use. And he likes to paint, so I can give the unpainted model and then make more stuff! Score one for the good guys!

5. This is a tie bar for my dad. This photo is actually before I shined it up a tad using a random home remedy for shining bronze. (lemon juice and baking soda) Turns out it works! I'm currently applying thin coats of sealant to the back first, hoping that this will prevent future corrosion. So I haven't taken a more updated picture. The polished bronze is very sharp, other than the oxidation that I observed.

 Topic: Custom Christmas Tree Ornament
Custom Christmas Tree Ornament [message #81342] Sun, 15 December 2013 20:40 UTC
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I never know what to get my sister-in-law for Christmas, but then I realized she loves her tree, and she loves her house- Problem solved.


This is her house:


And here is picture of the model before I applied a little silver glitter paint and a gold thread (embroidery floss) both from Michaels.


I don't mean to come across as conceited, but I am really happy with this one.

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 Topic: Lada jewellery in polished Silver
Lada jewellery in polished Silver [message #81299] Sat, 14 December 2013 18:51 UTC
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Hello to all those that like Lada cars :)
Today I have a sweet silver polished pendant and earrings for you.

If you wish, you can see more on my BLOG.
More Photos and Info Here

Feel free to comment, I'm always glad to hear opinions.

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 Topic: Flute accessories
Flute accessories [message #81267] Sat, 14 December 2013 03:27 UTC
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These are a custom designed tuning ring and end cap for a Tipple traditional Irish flute. Printed in polished alumide. Available to order on my store:

[Updated on: Sun, 15 December 2013 12:24 UTC]
 Topic: Illusions in metal
Illusions in metal [message #81070] Wed, 11 December 2013 21:59 UTC
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Today I received an order with four of my impossible triangles printed in metal. I am very happy with the result that I want to share some pictures right away.

First my "Mini" impossible triangle in three different metals. From left to right: Matte Bronze Steel, Raw Brass, and Polished Bronze.


I used to have only one impossible triangle printed in Matte Bronze Steel. Now I have three variants printed in this material, from left to right: Cubed & Compact, Mini, and Cubed.


They're all available in my shop:

The perfect gift for those always asking for the impossible! :-)

I hope you like them.


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 Topic: Three Snowflake ornaments and stempunk heart
Three Snowflake ornaments and stempunk heart [message #80252] Sat, 30 November 2013 19:28 UTC
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Hi everyone.

Finally got these in the lens properly :) It's only part of our collection for this years christmas. I hope you like them, cause we just love how they turned out. We intend to give the models another look soon, refine them according to specifications for silver and release them as wearable pendants.


The other model is a steampunk/magic themed pendant inspired by the Iron Man character from the Marvel Universe. It's something we wanted to print for a long time but never really had a chance until now. Since now we have an idea of how the colors print on it we will be releasing a secondary color scheme for the same model.


 Topic: Twist Apart by JIN-HOO and OSKAR
Twist Apart by JIN-HOO and OSKAR [message #80240] Sat, 30 November 2013 15:37 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Twist Apart was proposed by Jin-Hoo Ahn, the inventor of the award-winning Hanayama Cast G&G. It is a variation to my Turn Apart puzzle. The puzzle is held together by dovetail joins. The object is to twist the puzzle such the puzzle can be taken apart, piece by piece.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum, also for more photos.
Check out the photos below.



 Topic: Swirling Tannenbaum
Swirling Tannenbaum [message #80201] Fri, 29 November 2013 17:54 UTC
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Hi guys!

Just got this baby this morning. Designed by my wife and modelled by me. At first we weren't sure how it was going to turn out, especially the colors. But now I have to say that the guys at Shapeways did an awesome job with this (our first sandstone design). The model is light but suprisingly sturdy, and the colors nice and juicy, exactly as we wanted them to be. Hope you like it :)


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 Topic: New Tritium powered jewelry!
New Tritium powered jewelry! [message #80120] Thu, 28 November 2013 19:03 UTC
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Hi everyone!
A quick showcase of my newest designs.

Tritium ''Delta'' Pendant


Tritium 'Mechano' Ring


Tritium 'Duo' V.2 Ring



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 Topic: "Series 2.0" dog tags and charms
"Series 2.0" dog tags and charms [message #80037] Thu, 28 November 2013 00:20 UTC
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My first order of dog tags (version 1.0) showed me that I needed to rethink the structural part of my designs, but assured me that the art part was good. My order of a set of "2.0" dog tags and charms showed up today. I am thrilled!

I also completely redesigned my "TARDIS" ear rings.






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 Topic: Mixup Kites by OSKAR
Mixup Kites by OSKAR [message #79658] Sat, 23 November 2013 11:39 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Mixup Kites was proposed by Jared McComb at the Twisty Puzzles Forum. It is a non-shapeshifting variation to the Mixup Cube. All the 18 "center" pieces can swap position with each other.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



 Topic: my new pendants and bracelets
my new pendants and bracelets [message #79468] Thu, 21 November 2013 08:35 UTC
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hello all Smile






 Topic: Wheel of Hecate Ring
icon14.gif  Wheel of Hecate Ring [message #79378] Wed, 20 November 2013 01:15 UTC
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This is a much belated It Arrived! Ray716 did a great job. He also uploaded a size 6 ring for me to order. It's fantastic and the detail, which is difficult to see, is stunning. tml?li=search-results&materialId=53



[Updated on: Wed, 20 November 2013 01:17 UTC]

 Topic: boOpGame Figurines Collection
boOpGame Figurines Collection [message #79274] Mon, 18 November 2013 20:19 UTC
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Hi everyone,

Herewith Limited Edition of boOpGame Figurines Collection.

Enjoy !

 Topic: new video with 3d printed pendants
new video with 3d printed pendants [message #79194] Sun, 17 November 2013 19:51 UTC
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 Topic: EMD SW1500 locomotive
EMD SW1500 locomotive [message #79169] Sun, 17 November 2013 03:44 UTC
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I designed this locomotive as a semi-static model - there's not currently a motorized chassis available for it.
Thanks so much to Walter Smith (@southernnscale) for sharing his painting skills.

For the non-train people that will see this.. it's 2.5 inches long, 1:220th as large as a real locomotive. The little guy standing in front is 8mm tall.

Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
 Topic: Robot Miniature prototype
Robot Miniature prototype [message #79158] Sun, 17 November 2013 00:05 UTC
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My first Shapeways print arrived! I'm impressed with the quality of the WSF, and the Frosted Ultra Detail will be amazing to paint. It's going to be hard to wait for the next round of prints to arrive. Sad
 Topic: Ornaments for Dice Enthusiasts
Ornaments for Dice Enthusiasts [message #79149] Sat, 16 November 2013 18:30 UTC
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I ordered three of my dice sets in a larger size for use as ornaments to give to my friends and family this year. They are all posted in the Ornaments section of my shop.

First up is my Pinwheel Dice Set in alumide. When alumide was first released and I received test prints in the material, I wasn't impressed. It seemed brittle and grainy and unsuited for my models. On larger models, alumide is kinda amazing. I'll have to give alumide a second chance when ordering test prints for future models.


Botanical Dice Set in Royal Blue Strong & Flexible Polished. I maybe should have gone with the Coral Red. I might let my daughter go nuts with some glitter spray on these to make them pop.


Thorn Dice Set in White Strong & Flexible.


 Topic: Bronze Tie Pin
Bronze Tie Pin [message #79128] Sat, 16 November 2013 02:46 UTC
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I received my first bronze print today (polished). I'm pleased with the level of detail, but I do have a question. Do polished pieces generally have some color variation? My first instinct was that the metal looked rusty or stained, but I am unable to remove the apparent stain with a soft cloth. The surface does not feel rough, either. So, I'm a little confused.

The stains are much more obvious on the back (which is better than being on the front), but there are a few discolorations on the front also.



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 Topic: BunnyBot sculpts
BunnyBot sculpts [message #79058] Fri, 15 November 2013 09:37 UTC
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Hi all! Super excited to receive prints of my BunnyBot sculpture tonight. 2"FUD, 3"WSF, 4" FD and 4"WSF. More info here:

I want to make some silicone molds, thinking about cutting the arms, legs and head off with an xacto knife. Does this sound reasonable? How would you guys do it?

What's good for painting FD and FUD to get details to show up?

On to the pictures
 Topic: Corfe Castle Railway Station and Selsey Tramway Falcon coach in British N Scale (1/148)
Corfe Castle Railway Station and Selsey Tramway Falcon coach in British N Scale (1/148) [message #78876] Wed, 13 November 2013 14:50 UTC
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Finally, after much work, multiple problems and occasional cancellation when trying to print, because of tiny details..., I have in my hands this little wonder.

Knowing the limitations of the WSF material, I have to admit that when I've opened the box and look at the model... I've been pleasantly thrilled with the result.

I know that photos are not very good, but I hope you can appreciate the result.

Here, my printed model compared to a commercial model:

The question of tiny details is a real problem because I can not pretend to open a shop and having to write an email every time someone wants to buy the model, taking responsibility for details in printed model are not well defined , but I hope that, in a near future , Shapeways decide to include a checkbox or something so, under the heading 'print under my responsibility ', to work normally with this type of models.

I also hope that in future we can enjoy higher resolution materials with the same price of WSF (or less , of course XD Very Happy ) and that the final result for this scale (1/148) could be a bit better.

Well, overall I have to admit that result of printed model has been very good.

And this is a Selsey Tramway Falcon passenger bogies coach printed in FUD, including NEM couplings, whose final appearance is downright better than my previous test in this same material.

I've 'printed' wheels and couplers to see the posibilities of printing this kind of stuff, and the result has been not bad at all, but it seems that printing process of round parts is not completely 'spherical' , but I can replace printed wheels with Graham Farish metallic wheels and it rolls much better.

I have things to improve, as the overall modeling and size of the details, because some parts are too fragile, but I have to say that getting in my hands my own printed models, coming out of the screen, after 20 years giving to the subject of 3d modelling, is one of the most rewarding things I have ever spent.

And this is a link to a youtube video with the coach rolling (loaded with a few nuts, because it weighs nothing and derail while passing turnouts ).

I apologize because video it is not a masterpiece, shooted over my layout under construction, that doesn't offer a too pleasant landscape (in fact, it shows that I have to push a little the 'Terrier' loco to start moving ... Embarassed ) and the room is poorly lit, and well, but the fact is that you can see that it actually rolls Very Happy

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