THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

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THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Trainman4602 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Hopefully within the next week I will be making the last cast before the winter really come in. Right now it is not too bad around here. Here are the waxes all treed up ready to be invested and then burned out, ready to cast.

The second picture is of the castings I made on the last pouring session. A cross head for the heavy Mike and the reverse lifting arm. the wax in red is the same part but with the arm to attach the reversing rod of power reverse.
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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Harold_V » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 am

Very nice, Dave. How are you melting the bronze? Are you vacuum casting, or centrifuge?

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Trainman4602 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:00 am

Hi Harold
I melt my metal using propane and I vacuum cast them. I made an 8 Part video on how to do the process from making the furnace making the molds and waxes ans the investment process.
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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Pontiacguy1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:26 am

What is the size of your crosshead casting? That looks really nice.

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Trainman4602 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:25 pm

It ia 3 inches by 3 inches
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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby jcfx » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:29 pm

Trainman4602, I'm always fascinated by the amount work that goes into building one of these trains, do you have link to your video ?

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby Trainman4602 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:34 pm

Yes look up on you tube trainman4602 and you will find 243 videos on trains and some on cooking
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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby jlakes85 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:20 am

Hi Dave,

Looks great as always. Do you have any recommendations for a book(s) on lost wax/investment casting? Thanks again.

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby FLtenwheeler » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 am

jlakes85 wrote:Hi Dave,

Looks great as always. Do you have any recommendations for a book(s) on lost wax/investment casting? Thanks again.

-jlakes85


I used Dave's videos along with other videos I found on YouTube.

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby jcfx » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Trainman4602 wrote:Yes look up on you tube trainman4602 and you will find 243 videos on trains and some on cooking


Thanks !

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Re: THE LAST CAST OF THE YEAR

Postby DavidF » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:16 pm

Looking forward to seeing your next casting video. I was getting concerned you had given up on it with all the cooking videos lately. Guess they are just a warm up for the "hot" stuff?? LOL


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