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Logging Work Train: Blacksmith car and Tool car.
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I started to work on the last couple of cars for the HO scale Logging work train from Sierra West Scale Models.  The first car is the blacksmith car, essentially a donkey doctor on rails. Here is the basic flat car with the stripwood on the deck and some of the detail castings. Another view: One side of the roof assembly with the work...

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Silicone Casting with Plaster Backing
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Recently I decided to try another casting method.  This time around I used the Platinum Silicone system from Tap Plastics. I decided to use the blanket casting method since this material is more expensive than some of the other forms.  The blanket method uses up to a third less casting material. I mixed up a small batch according to the directions and painted it...

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