Discussion in 'Model engines' started by PatJ, Apr 26, 2019.
Anybody going to NAMES?
I am in transit.
I had really wanted to go, but it just didn't work out.
Show is getting set up.
Lots of stuff, and castings.
I finally made it to NAMES.
Its been a long road.
I have been three times and without a shadow of a doubt it is the greatest show on this planet! Please make lots of photos and videos. There maybe a caster still there doing live lost foam casting. When I was there his casting show was very popular.
I got quite a few photos and some video.
I will have to get home before I can upload it all.
I ran into a buddy of mine from Louisiana who does the jumbo coin casting demonstrations at Soule.
They had a casting seminar about lost foam, basically to make yard art sculpture.
Towards the end of it I went out and brought in my engine and flywheel as an example, but nobody cared about the engine, they wanted to make yard art sculpture.
You can lead a horse to water, but......................
I enjoyed the show, there was a lot to see.
Most people came up to my engine, looked at it, and said "Casting kit?"
I said "No, backyard casting".
They had trouble comprehending.
I showed several people my iron pour videos. They were pretty impressed.
There was only one person at the show who made iron castings for railroad stuff, but I could not find the guy to talk with him.
I got pictures of his extensive patterns.
There was no casting demonstration this year. Several people said I should bring the furnace next year and do an iron pour.
That would blow some minds.
They have never had an iron pour at NAMES.
More photos tomorrow.
A few photos from my pbone.
I have a lot of photos from the show, and a video.
I am still uploading/processing.
I did not see anything better than David's lost PLA iron castings at the show.
Here is the video.
Still working on photos.
Thank you for the video and photos. It makes me wish I was there.
You should do an iron melting demo at the show as there will be a very large audience there. 99.99 % people believe that it is impossible to melt iron in a furnace made in the backyard so you could show them the way.
I believe that.
It would be a difficult thing to travel that far with the furnace, but it is possible assuming the weather cooperated.
I have more photos if I can ever get them processed and loaded.
Here are more NAMES photos.
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