Christoph Products Log Buggy

Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby richardedmonds » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:44 pm

Well I learn something everyday, thanks for that I just assumed whitemetal was whitemetal just goes to show how much I know
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby TinGoat » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:10 pm

For lower prices and larger quantities of resin and metal casting supplies you can look at Sculpture Supply Canada: http://www.sculpturesupply.com/index.php
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Bernd » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:13 pm

TinGoat wrote:For lower prices and larger quantities of resin and metal casting supplies you can look at Sculpture Supply Canada: http://www.sculpturesupply.com/index.php


Similar company here in the states. http://www.riogrande.com/

Nice to know there's more alternatives. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby TinGoat » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:16 pm

Bernd wrote:
TinGoat wrote:For lower prices and larger quantities of resin and metal casting supplies you can look at Sculpture Supply Canada: http://www.sculpturesupply.com/index.php


Similar company here in the states. http://www.riogrande.com/

Nice to know there's more alternatives. Thanks for the link.

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Cool!

Better than Walthers and Woodland Scenics for this kind of stuff.
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:47 pm

So *slightly* off topic....what low temp metal would one use for a chassis?
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby Bernd » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:51 pm

ConducTTor wrote:So *slightly* off topic....what low temp metal would one use for a chassis?


Not so much off topic. I haven't investigated all the metals available yet. It would probably be pewter. I'd like something a bit harder than Cerro-Bend. I'm also looking at using resin with a hollow center beam that weight can be added to. Will see how things work out.

Been playing around with the module and scenery, basically doing plaster work and rock staining at the moment.

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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby areibel » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:44 pm

Like Bernd says there are a bunch of different metals that can be used for low temp casting. The really low temp ones are pretty soft, usually the harder ones are used in spin casting and the hardest are used in what's called investment casting (like "lost wax" brass castings). I'll have to investigate what mix is used for the metal in say a Tillig chassis, I'll find out and let you know. Softer metals can be used but you have to use bracing like Ron suggested inside, like brass strips or heavy wire. Same method can be used for resin casting, that's what Elmer MacKay did got his Lionel power chassis. There are a couple 1/8 inch rods lengthwise to reinforce it, poured right into the resin.
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Re: Christoph Products Log Buggy

Postby D Martin » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:45 pm

This discussion brings to mind the fact that several current vendors of new TT items use boxes that have the Christoph yellow paper covering with Christoph's graphics still clearly visible. There apparently are many, many of these boxes stored somewhere! (I think Bill Christoph was in the printing business.... I know he published a TT newsletter for several years. Apparently he made too many boxes, as his TT business did not grow sufficiently to use his supply).

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