Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

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Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby End2end » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 am

Scalecast / Linka are "branching out" into O gauge moulds later this year.
https://www.scalecast.co.uk/store/c34/O_Scale.html
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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby Mountain » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:34 pm

An excellent idea. As long as they dont go silly with their prices like Linka did. Linka used to be very reasonably priced until around the mid '90's when they hiked up the prices and lost many of their potential customers. I was going to buy into Linka and buy one of every mould just before the large price increases came in. I never did get Linka! I did have in mind to have a whole layout where every building was made from Linka as my cousins had made me some beautiful buildings from it in the 1970's (Which as a kid I broke to get the lovely lighting they installed). :?
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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby Emettman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 pm

Not so true with Linka, but some cast building blocks can re-scale.

http://www.hirstarts.com/

The basic Hirst Molds block at 1/2 " x 1/2" x 1" is 3ft by 3ft x 6ft in OO, viable for castles and harbour walls. In 0 an 18" by 3ft block is your town hall or classic stone-faced bank building.

Here I was seeing how it might look in G, for the garden:
(G figure and a 22mm monk, where the arched windows become single doorway size)

Hirst3.jpg


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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby End2end » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:00 pm

If I had to build brick by brick I don't think I'd ever get anything finished. :lol:
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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby alex3410 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:13 pm

I really need to dig out my moulds again and see if i get on better with them this time around.

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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby End2end » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm

One thing that really helped me was to wash the moulds first with soapy water and leave them slightly wet when pouring in the plaster.
It really does make more of the tiles come out as they should.
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Re: Scalecast / Linka moulds for O gauge

Postby alex3410 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:39 pm

Thats a good tip, thank you :)


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