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    Rodney? I just noticed your location........is that at or in?

    I'm really pleased with the portals and retaining walls.

    I've been running it at .1 but it's supposed to be able to go as fine as .04. Going to have to try something in .04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    Rodney? I just noticed your location........is that at or in?
    The running joke around here is "they let me out just to play with trains"
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    My father in law worked at the Still Water State pen after he retired from the Navy as a Class A boiler tech. Then he went to work for a power company. Not long after he switch to the power company he and the mother in law went out for breakfast. In the cafe a former inmate who had work in the boiler area of the prison saw my father in law and yelled "Carl, I ain't seen you sense we were in Still Water together.

    I was temporary duty to Leavenworth in 1980 for 90 days to the war games department. After that I always told people "I was at Leavenworth as opposed to in Leavenworth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    Carl, I ain't seen you sense we were in Still Water together.
    I take it your FIL took all in stride.


    We are not lacking in the cell department around here, that for sure. We have the US Penitentiary, the DB on post, Kansas State Penitentiary with 2 different facilities. (one for men, the other for women), US Marshall's holding facility, a private owned cell leasing place, and the county jail. I'm guessing about 1 out of of 4 people that live here, work for one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    I take it your FIL took all in stride.


    We are not lacking in the cell department around here, that for sure. We have the US Penitentiary, the DB on post, Kansas State Penitentiary with 2 different facilities. (one for men, the other for women), US Marshall's holding facility, a private owned cell leasing place, and the county jail. I'm guessing about 1 out of of 4 people that live here, work for one of them.
    Yea my father in law thought it was funny. When I was there there was the state, fed and DB that I knew of, but that was in 1980. Long time ago now. It was evident that there was some serious income in that area given the economic situation of the day.

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    How many years did you serve?? Thanks for you service BTW. I joined the Army Reserves in '75 and was in 10 years. Started as a HET unit (M911's with 747 trailers) and loved it. Went to Ft Riley a few times, just to moved M1's Abrams up and down range. It was cheaper for us to drive up there (from Emporia Ks) and move them than it was for them to be driven. Moved NG equipment all over the state on drill weekends too. The Army moved the HET's and we become a administrative unit. Didn't like that and got out.
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    I served from 74 to 96. After AIT I went to Ft Riley 74-76 then 76-78 Germany (married unaccompanied), returned to Ft Riley. Then my last tour of Germany I went to Ft Riley again. So I was stationed there 3 times. Only volunteered for one hitch there.

    On my last tour of Germany I saw the figures. It cost about 1.95 a mile to just drive an M1A1 from point A to B (no combat operations or weapons firing involved). It was about 75 cents a mile to move them via a HET.

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    Wow, I didn't realize that it was that much difference. We was taught that the M1A1 combat ready loaded on a HET weighed in at 200,000 lbs. I'll will tell you that with one of them on behind me, I knew it. It was slow going in a lot of places going up and down range. One of the best summer camps I had was when we took some 8" howitzer's up to Guernsey Wyoming. They didn't have anything for us to do while we were up there, so one day a couple of us went on the range with the howitzer unit. We got a chance to pull the firing cord. Oh man, what a percussion they give off. I was about 20 feet behind and a few feet out and put me on the ground. I think that time they had a #5 bag of powder (if my memory is correct. #8 being the whole canister) in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    Wow, I didn't realize that it was that much difference. We was taught that the M1A1 combat ready loaded on a HET weighed in at 200,000 lbs. I'll will tell you that with one of them on behind me, I knew it. It was slow going in a lot of places going up and down range. One of the best summer camps I had was when we took some 8" howitzer's up to Guernsey Wyoming. They didn't have anything for us to do while we were up there, so one day a couple of us went on the range with the howitzer unit. We got a chance to pull the firing cord. Oh man, what a percussion they give off. I was about 20 feet behind and a few feet out and put me on the ground. I think that time they had a #5 bag of powder (if my memory is correct. #8 being the whole canister) in it.
    Yea the difference in cost was amazing. Back them, 90-95 an M1A1 combat loaded tipped the scales at 140,000 by itself for what it's worth. I think it's up to something like 144,000 or 146,000 now.

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    Ok back to some printing.

    I found these blank brick walls on thingiverse. Downloaded the DWG file, then opened it in sketchup. First, I scaled it to N, then copied and pasted another one to it to make it fit into the max height of the printer. Exported the stl file, and open it up in Photon slicer. Added the support, copied and pasted 7 others to the build plate. It'll be another 20+ hour print.


    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2677460/files














    Then I was asked if I could print a MBTA Kawasaki bi-level commuter car that was found in the sketchup warehouse. I agreed to give it a try. Again it'll be another 20+ hour print.













    Now I really need to get to work on the layout so it'll be ready for a operating session the 7th of September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    a operating session the 7th of September.
    LOl my birthday!!
    sorry, can't make it.....

    Can you guys change / alter the object or are limited to what's in the download?
    Reason I ask is I have a couple of items of interest, one could do with being shortened if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    one could do with being shortened if possible.
    My slicer has where I can change to size on each axis, and it might be able to do it that way.

    I've done some editing, but depending on what it is, on how hard it would be.

    Give me the link and I'll give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    LOl my birthday!!
    sorry, can't make it.....

    Can you guys change / alter the object or are limited to what's in the download?
    Reason I ask is I have a couple of items of interest, one could do with being shortened if possible.
    Yea me too. I can alter the size but the actual item? Not me. The Holt tractor in the first part of the post was originally 1:100th scale. I put in 62.5% in the slicer program to bring it to N scale from 100% for 1:100. So if it's scaled at say 1:64th? You'd have to work out the percentage to shrink the item.

    Changing the subject:

    I printed this in n scale, just about an inch long. boat.jpg

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    ok, this is what I was looking at. It only needs to be 5 bays long (counting from either end).

    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...with-mine-cars

    It wouldn't be a difficult scratchbuild either but I was interested if this sort of thing lends itself to a 'modular' design.
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    LOL. I thought it was a cab interior until I saw the title!

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    OK guys, for today my goal is to get some items painted. I'm printing an M1 tank too. Once complete and painted I'll post side by side pictures of the MT M1 tank and the printed one.

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    That boat looks good mate!! Is your machine and process very different from what Shapeways produce?
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    I don't know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    LOL. I thought it was a cab interior until I saw the title!
    That's cause or your location......where everything is frozen and you have no idea what a boat is..........now a sled?

    Actually I'm the one who lives in a forsaken frozen wasteland.....West MN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    ok, this is what I was looking at. It only needs to be 5 bays long (counting from either end).

    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...with-mine-cars

    It wouldn't be a difficult scratchbuild either but I was interested if this sort of thing lends itself to a 'modular' design.


    Being that is a sketchup drawing, I can do about whatever you want to it. Let me know and I'll get some printed.
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