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Linka

Postby David B » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:56 am

Ferreting in my workshop, I came across a dozen Linka moulds. I had completely forgotten such things existed. I must have used them more than 30 years ago.

I have cleaned off the Plaster of Paris (filthy stuff) and wondered - has anyone tried using them with resin?

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Re: Linka

Postby dal-t » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:49 pm

I take it you have read the Linka FAQs here?
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Re: Linka

Postby David B » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:45 pm

No, I hadn't. Thank you for pointing it out.

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Re: Linka

Postby dal-t » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:09 am

You're welcome. Personally, I'm still living in the Bayko era ...
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Re: Linka

Postby David B » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:48 pm

dal-t wrote:You're welcome. Personally, I'm still living in the Bayko era ...

That is a 'blast from the past'. I had forgotten all about it but had a set when I was young. Several lots on eBay at the moment. I am surprised some H&S freak hasn't complained about all those metal rods.

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Re: Linka

Postby Re6/6 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:03 pm

davidb wrote:That is a 'blast from the past'. I had forgotten all about it but had a set when I was young. Several lots on eBay at the moment. I am surprised some H&S freak hasn't complained about all those metal rods.


I've still got a 50s set no 4 David! ;)
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Re: Linka

Postby dal-t » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:33 pm

At least you had to fall on Bayko for it to make you blind - and it was only the roof tiles that sent you mad. I also have (the remains of) a Formcraft 8" Platform kit (about 3" once used on a NG layout, don't believe anyone could stay sane after more than that) ...
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Re: Linka

Postby Phil O » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:36 pm

Wally, late of this parish used to use carbody filler in the moulds. It seemed to work quite well, I think he used a little bit of filler as an adhisive to join the bits together.

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Re: Linka

Postby Will L » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:41 pm

dal-t wrote:..I also have (the remains of) a Formcraft 8" Platform kit (about 3" once used on a NG layout, don't believe anyone could stay sane after more than that) ...


Years ago, I built a small plat-layers hut out of Formcraft, it takes about as long as building the full size object as just like the real thing you could only do so many courses of bricks in one go. Because the MEK (in those days) made it go soft so you had to leave it to set if you wanted it to stay square. It was a reasonable little building with properly bonded bricks, but I never attempted anything larger.

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Re: Linka

Postby dal-t » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Will, I think we ought to found a "Formcraft Users Anonymous" to help other ex-users recuperate. I noticed a job-lot on EvilBay a couple of days ago, and almost felt an irresistible urge to reach for the tweezers!
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Re: Linka

Postby Will L » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:58 pm

dal-t wrote:Will, I think we ought to found a "Formcraft Users Anonymous" to help other ex-users recuperate. I noticed a job-lot on EvilBay a couple of days ago, and almost felt an irresistible urge to reach for the tweezers!


FUA, um, perhaps not.


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