More on my casting and etching

We haven’t had an update on the etching and mastering that I have been doing for the signals for a while.

Well, I have had both the rapid-prototype  masters and etching in.  Using the former, I have also had my first set of lost wax casting done – in this case for the lamps and finials.  This is what they look like – which I think is pretty good and a lot better than the white metal ones from MSE.

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and the etching looks like this – brackets, arms, ladders and a few other bits and pieces.

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So it was time to make a signal – in this case a fairly simple single arm Highland signal.  So using a post from Lochgorm and then my parts for the arms, spectacle plates, windlass, balance levers, ladders, finials and lamp, this is what it has come out like:

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and the castings close up looked like this.

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So all in all, I am pretty chuffed!

It does mean that I think there is some more signal building to come on these pages……….

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About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on April 11, 2014, in Glenmutchkin, Workbench (other) and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I must say this is a superb looking signal, well done I will have to get going on mine.Best regards.Peter

  2. Lovely etches and castings. You should make these available.

  3. For those that want to, I am happy to make them available. Details are here https://highlandmiscellany.com/introducing-miscellany-models/ and I will make a wider post in due course.

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