Author Topic: End of life rubber. Yikes!  (Read 1823 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

daniel_leavitt2000

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5368
  • Respect: +528
End of life rubber. Yikes!
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:51:15 AM »
0
I saw this on ebay and it made me cringe. Look at all those molds with huge unsupported overhangs and spillover from the second part of the mold bonding to the first layer. The HO stuff is not so bad, but the N? Yikes.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/mad-humungus/m.html?item=170971848708&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item27ceb76004&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Celebrating 1000 days of humiliation.

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13443
  • Respect: +2755
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 08:01:47 AM »
0
People are bidding  :facepalm:

Scottl

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Respect: +446
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 08:20:14 AM »
0
A few pretty unique items.  Those CN/CP wedges would be nice.

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7398
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +475
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 08:23:09 AM »
0
I've got the N scale Brandt rail truck he does - it's a bis flashy around the edges, but otherwise a really good casting.  One of these months I'll get around to finishing it.
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

NARmike

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 157
  • "From the Land of the Mighty Peace"
  • Respect: 0
    • N Scale NAR
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »
0
His molds were getting pretty worn out but I have a pile of his castings and, like Phil said, other than some flash they are very good and unique.

P.S. Scott; I've got his Angus Shops Plow kit and I won't be using it. If you're going to Calgary for Supertrain in April I could meet up with you there!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 09:29:37 AM by NARmike »
Mike Maisonneuve
Modeling the Northern Alberta Railway's Peace River subdivision in N scale
http://nscalenar.blogspot.ca/

VonRyan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2815
  • Gender: Male
  • Partying like it's still 1944
  • Respect: +191
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 03:32:12 PM »
0
Interesting. I don't know much about molds, but they look like they might be worth buying to make one casting from which to make a new mold.
It's quite the creative way to get rid of old molds rather than just trash them.

-Cody F.
Cody W Fisher - Modeler of the PRR, PRSL, GWR, SZD, and DRG

WWII Clerk/Administration Historian

Switchboard Technician - 33rd Signal Construction Battalion (reenacted)

Squadron Clerk - Capital Wing, Airmans Preservation Society

Scottl

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Respect: +446
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 03:41:46 PM »
0
Thanks Mike, but I'm stuck out in Ontario...

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11923
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +58
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 03:43:27 PM »
0
I've watched some of his plows on eBay. His painting is horrid, but the models themselves look like they could be made to look really good. I am interested in the Jordan spreader.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

up1950s

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8932
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +748
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 05:14:56 PM »
0
I was expecting hospice condom discussions . :oops:

NARmike

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 157
  • "From the Land of the Mighty Peace"
  • Respect: 0
    • N Scale NAR
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2013, 05:17:47 PM »
0
Thanks Mike, but I'm stuck out in Ontario...

I won't hold it against you. I know how you feel... my brother works as a piano player in a brothel! :facepalm: We all have our cross to bear.

If you don't mind the added shipping cost I would let it go for $10 plus shipping... PM me.

Ian; I also have the Jordan Spreader that I would let go for the same deal... this casting has some pin hole problems on the floor behind the cab. Nothing that isn't fixable with a little filler... The fella selling the painted ones is not the same guy that was casting them (and I agree that his painting is terrible) and I think that those might even be re-casts!

Better PM me or else "someone" might move the thread to "Trading Post"...  ;)

Mike
Mike Maisonneuve
Modeling the Northern Alberta Railway's Peace River subdivision in N scale
http://nscalenar.blogspot.ca/

DKS

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11484
  • Your choice for ANAL...
  • Respect: +1983
    • DKS Home
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2013, 05:58:07 PM »
0
Interesting. I don't know much about molds, but they look like they might be worth buying to make one casting from which to make a new mold.

You're then down two generations, and worse for it by using a shot mold. About all the molds are good for is possibly a couple of semi-useful castings, which might be salvageable with a lot of cleanup, or perhaps just the novelty of owning the molds.
"Life's a piece of sh!t when you look at it."
                                       —Monty Python

Puddington

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3874
  • Gender: Male
  • Modelling is the best medicine for what ails me.
  • Respect: +236
    • The Canadian Pacific Railway's Dominion
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2013, 06:33:48 PM »
0


This is one of his Jordan's.....
Model railroading isn't saving my life, but it's providing me moments of joy not normally associated with my current situation..... Train are good!

jimmo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 902
  • Gender: Male
  • Representing Willmodels
  • Respect: +6
    • Willmodels
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 08:04:25 PM »
0
I won't hold it against you. I know how you feel... my brother works as a piano player in a brothel! :facepalm: We all have our cross to bear.

If you don't mind the added shipping cost I would let it go for $10 plus shipping... PM me.

Ian; I also have the Jordan Spreader that I would let go for the same deal... this casting has some pin hole problems on the floor behind the cab. Nothing that isn't fixable with a little filler... The fella selling the painted ones is not the same guy that was casting them (and I agree that his painting is terrible) and I think that those might even be re-casts!

Better PM me or else "someone" might move the thread to "Trading Post"...  ;)

Mike

It is the same guy selling badly-painted models as well as worn-out molds, he has a couple different names on ebay. He used to be flaktrap, now he's re-emerged as mad-humungus, due to some issues with copying other people's stuff. He always sells his end-of-life molds. That's where nscaleworld on ebay got the semi-truck models he sells.
James R. Will

NARmike

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 157
  • "From the Land of the Mighty Peace"
  • Respect: 0
    • N Scale NAR
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2013, 09:52:59 PM »
0
It is the same guy selling badly-painted models as well as worn-out molds, he has a couple different names on ebay. He used to be flaktrap, now he's re-emerged as mad-humungus, due to some issues with copying other people's stuff. He always sells his end-of-life molds. That's where nscaleworld on ebay got the semi-truck models he sells.

I may have made the wrong assumtion but N Scale Customs (the guy selling the painted ones) is located in Florida and mad-humungus is located in Quebec... are you sure about them being one-and-the-same Jim?
Mike Maisonneuve
Modeling the Northern Alberta Railway's Peace River subdivision in N scale
http://nscalenar.blogspot.ca/

jimmo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 902
  • Gender: Male
  • Representing Willmodels
  • Respect: +6
    • Willmodels
Re: End of life rubber. Yikes!
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 10:27:51 PM »
0
I know that he has consistently made finished models and put them up for auction but it's entirely possible that someone else could be as well. Since he sells kits and worn out molds, it's very likely.
James R. Will