Ours usually sleeps through the night, but she caught a cold
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:37am

a few months ago and hasn't been able to shake it. This cold blast of winter isn't helping things. We went to the doctor twice, but all they can do is recommend humidity and physical treatments like saline spray. Giving her a shower seems to be helping.

I'm printing model buildings. I started out with a house design, but found Facebook Marketplace has several model car collectors so I started printing the buildings in the scale they use often (1:64). (My trains are HO Scale, 1:87.)

Here's a 3-car garage with doors that can be modeled either open or closed:

Here's a house:

PrusaSlicer is just the software that makes the GCODE. My printer is the Prusa i3 MK3, which is the one to get (or MK3s) if you want a printer. It's about as trouble free as printers can get right now.

    • I'm been limited on free time lately as well. - Erik_, Mon Apr 19 2021 9:18am
      Between work and now the kid more or less sleeps through the night but is basically awake all the time besides that. He's at the point now where he seems like he wants to be able to move around on his own and explore things but isn't able to yet so it frustrates him. He's also starting to get frustr... more
      • Ours usually sleeps through the night, but she caught a cold- Puckdropper, Tue Apr 20 2021 3:37am
        • So Facebook screwed up - Puckdropper, Wed Apr 21 2021 12:29am
          and I'm going to have to relist those things on eBay. I'll have to see about uploading a picture somewhere else, fortunately I didn't trust FB to keep my data for me and it's safe on my hard drive.
          • Cool. I would have never even thought about the... - Erik_, Thu Apr 22 2021 2:06am
            model car building audience if I was printing them for a train layout. That's a good idea. I didn't get to see it before you took them down on the Facebook links unfortunately. How did Facebook mess up? I agree with not trusting them with stuff. I almost never even log in. I think one of the l... more
            • I've uploaded photos - Puckdropper, Thu Apr 22 2021 5:58am
              http://puckdroppersplace.us/ebay/HO%203-car%20Garage/ http://puckdroppersplace.us/ebay/HO%20Ranch%20House%20-%20White%20%5bfb%5d/ http://puckdroppersplace.us/ebay/S%20Scale%20Two%20Car%20Garage/ I was a little surprised myself, but I figured if I'm getting questions from model car guys and... more
              • Those look nice! - Erik_, Sun Apr 25 2021 1:17am
                Do the garage doors work in the first one you linked? If so that's really cool. I think a lot of the large companies are going bots as a first line of defense for help desk type requests these days. I know YouTube causes a whole bunch of problems because there are basically bots for the whole pr... more
              • That's a great printout! - Retna, Thu Apr 22 2021 10:08am
                Never really thought of this before, but 3d printing must have been a game changer for model railroad builders.
                • Not so much right now... there's a lot of old guys - Puckdropper, Fri Apr 23 2021 3:09am
                  who don't have printers nor do they want them. They will tell you straight out they don't want to learn the skills to use them. FDM printers also aren't that great at some of the finer details. I can't do a realistic siding pattern, for example, with a regular 3D printer. OTOH, if you're wil... more
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