17-4 lost wax couplers

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17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Dave Bortz » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi Folks;

My first casting run is complete and I have a limited amount of Pilot Coupler pockets, Pilot couplers,
draft gear couplers, and loop shank couplers available for sale.

Note on the draft gear coupler... I only have the draft gear coupler casting and not the draft gear castings so far... If there is high demand for that, I can produce the draft gear as well down the road....

These are from the lost wax process and cast in high strength 17-4 stainless steel.

Only lower 48 USA state sales at this time. PA state sales tax required. Shipping estimated per order.
Please send me a pm if interested.

Thanks
Dave
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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by 10KPete » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 pm

Very nice.....

WHAT SCALE?????

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Dave Bortz » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:40 am

Sorry, 1/8 scale... for 1 1/2" to the foot size trains... formerly produced by Superscale. (Thanks Barry !)

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by ChipsAhoy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:47 am

Curious, why only 48 states?

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by cbrew » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:38 am

no Price?
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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by steamin10 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:20 pm

I can use one spud cupler and pocket for my critter. Stainless would be much nicer than the former Karlson aluminum I have. They would be Supertanium by comparison.
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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Jerry_H » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:51 pm

Dave,

Did you get a PM from me? I am interested in one pilot coupler and one ring shank coupler. Need a price.

Jerry

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Jerry_H » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:04 pm

I received an early Christmas present from Dave Bortz yesterday.

Anyone who has bought couplers or a pilot beam coupler pocket from Barry at Super Scale knows the kind of quality workmanship that went into them. Well, Dave acquired the tooling from Barry and his product is every bit as good. I received two couplers yesterday, a loop shank coupler and a pilot beam coupler and they are fantastic !! They are art. You could frame them and hang them on the wall---but then you couldn’t use them.

He has found a real craftsman to do the waxes, enrobing and casting in 17-4 stainless steel and the result is just superb.

Thank you Dave.

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by SF2900 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:05 am

I bought a pilot and a draft gear coupler and second what Jerry said. They were very nice!
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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Loco112 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:28 pm

What was the foundry name that took the job?
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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Dave Bortz » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:41 am

Hi...
PPCP poured this batch, but I'm lucky to have several in my local area... Post Precision is another one... but there are several Foundries around...

Are you looking to get some parts poured ?

Send me a PM and maybe I can help...
Thanks
Dave

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Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Post by Howard Gorin » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:28 am

Just thinking. Have you thought about casting the couplers in plain steel?
Plain steel should be srong enough.
They woud rust the way real couplers do.
Couplers are never painted except in some railroad museums.

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