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Old 03-04-2020, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Was just writing in another section and was thinking about the Birdwater and Raspberry train models. A few years ago, I saw a locomotive and some cars on fleabay for sale that were supposed to have been made by Bruce Bates. The bodies were supposedly made of clay, and they looked like they were. Kinda wish I had bought them. Anyway, wondered if anyone on here ever made locomotives, cars, or just some model parts from clay? Might be an interesting project to try and make a clay locomotive shell.

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brnwr71, I don't see why it can't be done. I've cast parts using JB Weld and JB Kwik. Could cast the loco or car in sections and then join them, and if thin enough weight wouldn't be an issue either, IMHO. LiG
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Long ago right here we were Blessed with Chris Walas and his figure making class with Clay.

https://1stclass.mylargescale.com/mi..._Class_Ch1.pdf

His trains...
http://4largescale.com/chris/index.htm

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For a fun time look at his other sites
Chris Walas Creatures, monsters etc...
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John;

Chris also did one very nice dragon to provide fire for my Brandywine & Gondor RR locomotive "Samwise Gamgee."


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Looked at that guy's site and models a few years ago after going to a train show and seeing copies of what he had done that the guy running the trains had made. I am not sure how much clay he used, but I saw plumbing fittings and other objects he had used on his models. Makes one think about how one should look at items not as what they are but what they could be used for on our models.

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