Good plan with the ties Rob, you're going to need a bunch and casting your own will certainly save some time in that regard! Besides, T has a cunning plan to construct his own out of modified coffee stirs, so watch out!
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2013 15:27:51 GMT -5 by wbill76
Ahhhh...very tru Ole Whizard of the White! Hw could I not have forseen this? Looks like young grasshopper has much to learn!!! LOL!!! Let me ask you something....how far would you go to get something you need for the hobby? I just hooked up a co-worker from another state to inter-office me some coffee stirrer from their canteen!! LOL!! I think this might be pushing it a bit!!!
Heck,you want stirs,we can all have a whip round for ya.I get them from the Auto dealers I go to all the time!!!!!
Any brothers or sister Dicky? I am guessing you were the instigator!! I have been wearing my SCBA avoiding the big pieces as he cruises on!! Gonna be a bit of a long road here!! LOL!! Let me know if you need me to pull this train over so you can use the Lou!!
Post by scratchmod on Oct 18, 2013 13:07:54 GMT -5
In trying to keep this going, I have been making some masters of the ties/sleepers to then make molds and cast these in resin. There are four types I am working on. One high profile, one low profile to have embedded in the earth, and two types of plates/retainers. Still a bit more to do and also have to make fur more low profile ties/sleepers. Then they are off to have cast in resin.
Sorry for the bad pics, will take better ones when they are done.
Post by scratchmod on Oct 18, 2013 16:11:14 GMT -5
Thanks Dick. Small stuff there that took a bit to get numerous identical parts...not to mention the tiny nut/bolts. I ended up making another version of the sleepers..lol...that makes 5 types. I'm gonna have a huge stock pile of these babies..lol
Hiya fellas Thanks for all the great comments and very glad to hear you like the ties. As for AM product, that is up to Steve (Celticwerks). I am giving him the masters and just need enough castings for this project, which will be a lot..lol
I finished off the 5th type of tie/sleeper and just have to hit them all lightly with a nylon brush. I'll try and take a few better pics of the lot later today.