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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/09/2020 :  4:44:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Been following along, good stuff!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  2:56:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Jim and Bill.

Jim, Been there, Done that, I know the feeling. However, it's the thought that counts.

Here are the masters for the two-piece mold, the main frame, the dashboard, the tailgate, and a
harness shaft, all in the mold box ready for the pour of the first half of the mold.





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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  04:57:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Here is the one-piece mold with more parts, ready for a pour of RTV rubber. It contains the following parts:

5th Wheel brace
brake shoe
brake handle
spring
shaft spreader with single tree
seat back
roof support
driver's seat

Some parts will need multiple castings to make a wagon. For instance one wagon will
require two brake shoes, three springs, and four roof supports. I could make additional
molds to make more of these particular parts but it will be simpler to just do more castings.

Bob




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Anna-Carin
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  07:53:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Anna-Carin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Thanks for all the tips and tricks you share!

I love all the detail you put into the undercarriage, making it look just like the real thing. Did you build the springs from styrene strips too, or is the tan material something different?



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  08:22:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Anna-Carin,

Thanks for your post. Yes, although I use styrene most of the time I will use other materials if I
think they are better suited to the job.

In the case of that spring I cut the main shape from Renshape, a resin material that I have some
pieces on hand. It machines very well and I cut the basic shape on a scroll-saw. Then I added detail
to it using my favorite styrene sheet. You have a good eye to spot that.

You most likely also spotted that I used modeling clay to make the cousin on the driver's seat.

Bob


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Anna-Carin
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  11:54:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Anna-Carin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Thanks for explaining, you're certainly using a wide range of materials to best advantage - it's a treat to watch!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/14/2020 :  11:12:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's all the cast pieces to make the wagon except the roof which will be sheet styrene.



Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 11/15/2020 :  12:37:16 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Amazing work Bob. I didn't even know a wagon had so many parts! This is a great tutorial!!

David Guffey

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/15/2020 :  08:15:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob those parts are perfect!!

Thanks for tutorial on this.


Jerry

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/15/2020 :  10:16:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the Santos Carriage works is now in full production mode.
All of the parts look wonderful!

Greg Shinnie



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Craig H
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Posted - 11/15/2020 :  2:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your mold work turned out Great...nice Job


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  09:05:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Dave, Jerry, Greg, and Craig.

Here's the undercarriage assembled and ready for paint.



and here's the box setting on it. I won't glue them together until after painting.





I'm going to have to slack off a bit for some personal stuff and get the painting done.

Bob



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  09:15:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing!


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  09:39:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that looks Fantastic!

Greg Shinnie



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Bernd
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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  09:53:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That turned real nice.

Bernd


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