Re: Clear Resin Castings
Chuck, I thought of doing something like that but I'd rather have full windows.
I think the Santa Fe was actually considered a "short-line" the first day their construction started, but it didn't end up that way after time. Don't actually know if it ever had any narrow-gauge. Interesting question.
From: STMFC@... on behalf of Charles Hladik RUTLANDRS@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Clear Resin Castings
From: chris_hillman@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 8:28 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Clear Resin Castings
I'm assembling some Walthers Santa Fe 1300 class cabooses (way cars) and find the clear, cupola side-window castings to be rather poor. The back part of the casting stops in the middle of the 2 windows and leaves a vertical "post" looking thing instead of being just a clear looking window.
I could correct this by making a new mold & casting of the clear part using the original as a pattern & adding some styrene strips over the offending areas.
I have some "Easy Cast" - "Clear Casting Epoxy" that I bought awhile back, but upon reading the instructions it turns out that the complete curing time is 72 hours (3 days).
Anyone know of a clear casting material for this purpose that cures faster than 72 hours?
Thanks, Paul Hillman