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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.



    Third one on the right looks like Maynard.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by whoever View Post
    Welcome plaque is MDF.
    Older HM plaque is resin.
    Newer HM plaque is fiberglass.
    Bat stanchion is resin.
    Boy, you sure can't tell--the painting/weathering looks fantastic.

    I had copies of the DRR locomotives' builder's plates made, but they're cast brass.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    I had copies of the DRR locomotives' builder's plates made, but they're cast brass.
    Who cast them? The guy who did my brozne fertility idol says most US foundries will not cast brass these days.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by whoever View Post
    Who cast them? The guy who did my brozne fertility idol says most US foundries will not cast brass these days.
    Not sure that's true. The guy I used for most of my plates is in Pennsylvania. But the builder's plates for engines 1 and 2 were cast in LA. I will get you that info.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Not sure that's true. The guy I used for most of my plates is in Pennsylvania. But the builder's plates for engines 1 and 2 were cast in LA. I will get you that info.

    Good info. If you could pass that along, I would appreciate it. Here's what he said when we inquired about brass instead of bronze.

    "Pure brass is very rarely cast in the US - it's a dangerous process as I understand. Art foundries will not do I mostly due to regulations and stuff like that."

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Engines 1 and 2 had their plates cast in brass by Hortie-Van Innovations Mfg. in Pasadena, California.

    A google search of "brass foundry" brings up scores of foundries that cast in brass or bronze. I'm sure you can find one close to you. And it looks like you have the patterns. That bat stanchion would have quite some heft to it in brass or bronze!

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    RPF is a great resource for cosplayers. Good website
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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wren View Post
    RPF is a great resource for cosplayers. Good website
    I followed a Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel cosplay duo over there for their costume builds... AMAZING is all I can say. There've been a ton of scratch-built Wall-E as well, with one currently in final build stages. Just love the stuff, and wish I had more time to build stuff. I have some disney props still sitting in raw casts which are in serious need of finishing.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Ok, now you have me hooked on this stuff.

    Is that website mentioned earlier for people displaying their custom recreations or items for sale?

    Whoever, how did you make the entrance plaque? Are you the owner of the mold? I would love to have one and I hope if you have the molds we could reach an agreement.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpabis525 View Post
    Ok, now you have me hooked on this stuff.

    Is that website mentioned earlier for people displaying their custom recreations or items for sale?
    There is a for sale/interest section to that site, but you have to be a member with x amount of days or posts, or something to get to it/post if I recall correctly.

    Whoever, how did you make the entrance plaque? Are you the owner of the mold? I would love to have one and I hope if you have the molds we could reach an agreement.
    I had it commissioned, and have already referred a few people to the individual who created it for me. The wife did the finishing work on it. I see you are local to phoenix, I would gladly show you some of the pieces in person, and hook you up with the creators if you desire if you want some of them.

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    OP..

    Here is the Pizza Planet truck project some friends and I worked on. We're in the process of finishing up editing our film but here is the teaser and our most recent video (featuring Sarah from MiceChat!) that shows some of the newer modifications we've done to make it a little more screen accurate. It's always a work in progress. Basically it started as a fun project and then we turned it into a full road trip and actually went to Pixar's studio up north.

    I'll also link the blog here in case you want to see some more photos/videos.



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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

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    Who cast them? The guy who did my brozne fertility idol says most US foundries will not cast brass these days.
    i contacted about a dozen foundries here in california, and the majority gave me the run around trying to get me to do bronze....i would email and call asking for a quote for brass, and they came back with a quote for bronze.....and some wouldnt bother to email me cause i asked for brass over bronze

    bronze work cost 2-3 times more than brass work, so they are trying to get me to spend more money for their services....it was a big headache....

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    But you can still get brass. All these plates are brass (well, except for the top one in the middle):


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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Nice collection, Steve.

    I have that row of train tickets on the the bottom of the middle right frame along with an oil can from what I gather is the late 50's or early 60's. Neat stuff!

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    Re: I had to bring some of Disney home.

    Those WED locomotive plaques are great!!

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