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Re: Casting ah HO scale metal frame

Brian, Remember the Timber Queen? I've never owned one, but was told it had something akin to a "white metal", roughly speaking, pewter, frame.
Chris Tofu
12:46 PM
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37617

Re: Casting ah HO scale metal frame

Thanks for the heads-up on that 3d printer! Can you tell us more about what frame you’re after ? Best to ya, Mike Bauers Milwaukee, Wi ... Thanks for the
Mike Bauers
10:32 AM
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37616

Re: Casting ah HO scale metal frame

Darryl, is sand casting suitable for such small item as an HO scale (in my case, TT scale, 1" = 10') metal frame that includes large open spaces, thus thin
cornbeltroute
7:35 AM
#37616
 
37615

Re: Casting ah HO scale metal frame

Darryl, is sand casting suitable for such small item as an HO scale (in my case, TT scale, 1" = 10') metal frame that includes large open spaces, thus thin
cornbeltroute
7:24 AM
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37614

How to keep track of the number of castings made in a silicone mold?

I have a variation on my earlier question about how to identify molds. Is there a simple way to keep track of the number of castings made in a silicone mold?
Rob de Bie
Jun 29
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37613

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Mike, Joe, John, Ted, mkucaba, Denis, Andrea, Thank you all for the great and varied ideas! Mixing some ideas, like Mike, I came up with two more potential
Rob de Bie
Jun 29
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37612

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Hi, I tried the embossed Dymo lettering with not not much success. I now use the modern Dymo labels that are printed with the heat transfer lettering. After
minicurios
Jun 29
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37611

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Hey Rob, What about this? Keep one of your completed castings from each mold, WITH the mold. You could set the casting in the mold and then have no problem
Denis Long
Jun 29
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37610

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

You could store them in plastic containers and label those. Personally if any of the molds are Tin cure and are over a month old I’d cast one part just to
mkucaba
Jun 28
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37609

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

How about reversing our thinking. When you make your mold box to cast the mold in originally, why not cut the label into the inside face of the mold box wall
Ted Quick
Jun 28
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37608

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Mixing the ideas so far………. How about making a template sized to router, [a dremel-like tool with a router attachment], a small, shallow rectangular
Mike Bauers
Jun 28
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37607

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

How about embedding a small rare earth magnet on the edge of the mold, then adding a metal tag on the outside?
John Hay
Jun 28
#37607
 
37606

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Hello, I mark my molds with a black paint pen. It holds up for a while but is not permanent. You have to make sure that surface is clean, and then get the pen
joe @ IMW
Jun 28
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37605

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

You could use a vibrating engraver with a substituted tiny 'V' cutter. Or write on the side of the block with a broad tip black permanent marker.... Often!
Mike Bauers
Jun 28
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37604

Re: How to identify silicone molds?

Rob, Could get interesting. Perhaps if you freeze it a bit with ice first it might resist a bit better, I guess. Also incidentally, I thought later that you
Ted Quick
Jun 28
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