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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  07:12:09 AM  Show Profile
I also completed the roofs today. They look great and as John said:

quote:
I will say these were the easiest roofs I have ever done and they look quite realistic.
I used Bretts method for painting the roofs.



They were very easy and look very realistic. I will be ready to glue them on tonight.

Harry
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  11:22:23 AM  Show Profile
I didn't get anything done on Foss' last night. Rusty and I have been talking for a few weeks about casting car frames from scratchbuilt "masters." So I spent last evening working on a 26 foot (actually 25.75') flat car frame. After I finish it, I'll mail it to Rusty and he will make the mold and try casting it in white metal. If I can find some NBW's in one of my junk drawers, I'll probably finish it up this afternoon and then get back to Foss' Landing.
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  11:22:23 AM  Show Profile
I didn't get anything done on Foss' last night. Rusty and I have been talking for a few weeks about casting car frames from scratchbuilt "masters." So I spent last evening working on a 26 foot (actually 25.75') flat car frame. After I finish it, I'll mail it to Rusty and he will make the mold and try casting it in white metal. If I can find some NBW's in one of my junk drawers, I'll probably finish it up this afternoon and then get back to Foss' Landing.
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  11:55:48 AM  Show Profile
Is Rusty going to sell them? I would be interested in a few.

Harry
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  11:55:48 AM  Show Profile
Is Rusty going to sell them? I would be interested in a few.

Harry
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:13:25 PM  Show Profile
I might be interested in a few.

Paul
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:13:25 PM  Show Profile
I might be interested in a few.

Paul
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:23:58 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Hangem Harry

Is Rusty going to sell them? I would be interested in a few.

Harry



I think that may ultimately be the plan, but I'm not positive. He just bought a centrifuge to start spin casting resin and white metal parts. I think his most immediate plan is to practice with a variety of molds until he's got everything down pat.
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:23:58 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Hangem Harry

Is Rusty going to sell them? I would be interested in a few.

Harry



I think that may ultimately be the plan, but I'm not positive. He just bought a centrifuge to start spin casting resin and white metal parts. I think his most immediate plan is to practice with a variety of molds until he's got everything down pat.
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Rusty Stumps
Fireman

USA
7989 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:51:11 PM  Show Profile
Harry, Paul, Mike has it right. I want to test this all out before I go to far. Like my construction of my layout I am "doing spin casting my way!"

A commercial spin casting machine is from 1,100 to 20,000 $$$, way too much for me. So I bought a medical centrifuge that I will conver for this purpose ($150) a lot cheaper. Also, I won't be using the vulcanizing molds normally used but RTV molds, again cost of materials and machinery to vulcanize the rubber.

I've got to get this all working properly before I can try and market anything. Kind of like the stumps as I feel I've finally worked the kinks out of that process.

One thing I will be able to do, if it works, is cast the same mold in either resin or white metal which should prove interesting.

Just be glad I didn't take up rocket science as a hobby![:-bigeyes][:-bigeyes]

Walt

In the Crossroads of America.
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Rusty Stumps
Fireman

USA
7989 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2003 :  12:51:11 PM  Show Profile
Harry, Paul, Mike has it right. I want to test this all out before I go to far. Like my construction of my layout I am "doing spin casting my way!"

A commercial spin casting machine is from 1,100 to 20,000 $$$, way too much for me. So I bought a medical centrifuge that I will conver for this purpose ($150) a lot cheaper. Also, I won't be using the vulcanizing molds normally used but RTV molds, again cost of materials and machinery to vulcanize the rubber.

I've got to get this all working properly before I can try and market anything. Kind of like the stumps as I feel I've finally worked the kinks out of that process.

One thing I will be able to do, if it works, is cast the same mold in either resin or white metal which should prove interesting.

Just be glad I didn't take up rocket science as a hobby![:-bigeyes][:-bigeyes]

Walt

In the Crossroads of America.
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2003 :  09:18:38 AM  Show Profile
Well, last evening I painted the two chimneys and glued the roof on. This morning I just installed the chimneys and the wire "braces" I have to say it is a nice looking model. Next I will have to get back to rebuilding the diorama for it.

Harry
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2003 :  09:18:38 AM  Show Profile
Well, last evening I painted the two chimneys and glued the roof on. This morning I just installed the chimneys and the wire "braces" I have to say it is a nice looking model. Next I will have to get back to rebuilding the diorama for it.

Harry
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Bbags
Administrator

USA
13324 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2003 :  09:27:48 AM  Show Profile
Hi all
well I started on the wharf that goes under the Clam & Oyster Co. I still have to finish the small things on the structure, Chimney and guide braces etc.
Harry a while back you said you were doing an order from Model Tech Studios. Did you get the castings and were they OK. I need some nautical ones for my Hamilton Dinghies from Campbell.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
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Bbags
Administrator

USA
13324 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2003 :  09:27:48 AM  Show Profile
Hi all
well I started on the wharf that goes under the Clam & Oyster Co. I still have to finish the small things on the structure, Chimney and guide braces etc.
Harry a while back you said you were doing an order from Model Tech Studios. Did you get the castings and were they OK. I need some nautical ones for my Hamilton Dinghies from Campbell.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
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