Tuesday, 27 March 2012

PRR 363156 Gondola: Part 2 Lumpen Lead

I made a mould for casting the lead weight. It didn't go as expected.

Rather a misshapen lump.

Doh, one of those I've forgot to add those trucks to my weight calculation again.

I shall have to rethink how to make the moulded weight, but in principle I think I'm on the right route for project.


  1. The mould needs to warm up to keep the metal flowing and moulten. The first piece is usually not a proper one but from there on they get better. It looks like an open top mould, easier to get fill with a two piece and less surface tension to fight.

    1. I hadn't thought about that. Thank you.