Details you may need???

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  1. stripes

    stripes Member

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    I am starting to develop new products that are resin cast, and would like everyone’s input!
    Idea’s I have are for:

    Parking meters
    Fire hydrants
    Mail boxes
    camping tents
    Camp fires
    Also, patio blocks in O Scale

    Here is a picture of the patio blocks,
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    So, my big question is what detail parts would you like for your layout and have a hard time finding?

    Thanks for your opinions!

    David
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Any details appropriate to the 1920s and 1930s!

    Things I would like to have at some point:

    kerosene lanterns
    telephones
    scrap appropriate to era
    bottles in wood crates
    tents (canvas type)
    canoes
    suitably attired people
    "craftsman" (or art deco/mission oak) style windows and doors for "new" homes
    more vehicles from 1920s and 30s

    I am not saying these are not available, just this is my wish list... so far ;) :D

    Andrew
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Parking Meters
    Prime Movers (The engine of a diesel)
    More comman cars- Model Power cars are too exotic. And others are too expensive!
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    cars for 1950-1960
    picket fences
    coal miners and there tools.
    steps
    steel mill workers
    blowdown drains (steam servicing)
    pulleys/cranes

    and thats all i can think of now,and realize there out there but way overpriced or badly made.so by the time your done with this list youll have a hell of a time making it all.LOL, it will be cool to have those weird out of the way parts available though :thumb: --josh
  5. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Nscale ideas...

    Realistic street light poles
    Fire plugs
    Parking meters
    Truck/shipping dock/cargo type boxcar loads
  6. stripes

    stripes Member

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    Are these the kind of tools you where looking for Bigsteel ?
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    David
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    actually,yes they are,how much are those?i might have to check you out when i actually have a layout to put them on!!!but those are pretty much the corect tools.--josh
  8. stripes

    stripes Member

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    Sent you a pm bigsteel. They are $3.24 after your forum discount!

    David
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    David,

    One other thing that comes to mind, although it would depend on the expense, is bluestone (slate) sidewalk slabs. Very similar to your patio blocks I imagine, but not as cracked... ;)

    However, there may be a much simpler way of making them that would be cheaper than developing a mould and casting in resin... it could preclude any sales for you :( I have not experimented yet, but will soon, since my town will need sidewalks.

    Oh, and street lamps! ;)

    Andrew
  10. jbaakko

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    Cheap, full cast, BNSF Dash 9 "Gull wing" cabs with the 4 window sides, for Athearn & RPP (3 different molds!)
  11. J. Steffen

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    There was a character on CSI that was a micro modeler. It would be nice to have his talent... Except for the whole him being a serial killer thing...
  12. stripes

    stripes Member

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    As my site deals with structures and structural details, that is what I an trying to develop.
    Sorry Josh!
    The slate sidewalks sound like something that should go on the list of potentials!!

    When I was a plumber, people asked why I did not carry all the parts needed. I used to say that I would be driving a tractor/trailer if I tried to carry everything.

    David
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    David,

    After some thought, maybe the slate sidewalks can be done with Hydrocal or other high-density material. My concern would be that resin would not take a stain well. Staining seems to me the best way of colouring something like that, rather than painting. But as long as you are making the moulds...! ;)

    Andrew
  14. stripes

    stripes Member

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    Will Pm you Andrew.