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Old 09-11-2019, 05:41:34 AM
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I recon this is worth a look.

A little bit of Doosan Babcock history - all about the foundry casting process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqSG...ature=youtu.be

This film shows the casting process from pattern design to the finished article
moulded by hand, at the Babcock and Wilcox Renfrew works.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:32:46 AM
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Very interesting Daryl I will have to find some time to watch it in length. Inspires me to want to learn the foundry trade shame it is dying off in Aus.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:58:40 PM
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Default Re: Good casting movie

Hello all
Great period video.
It just goes to show just how labour intensive casting anything is.
To think each cast part of any machinery involved that many people and meant at least one pattern. The pattern stores must have been huge for some of the foundries.

Cheers Scott
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Thanks, got home from work and started watching, got a second glass of wine and finished. Very interesing.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:39:51 PM
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Thanks, got home from work and started watching, got a second glass of wine and finished. Very interesing.
Geezzz J. B. if it took 2 glass's of wine to see this Foundry in work, I had better load the freezer with water and have a bottle of American Honey on hand before I sit to watch this one. Cheers. John
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Thanks for posting, very interesting. Sure illustrates just how harsh the work environment was in the foundry in those days. Explains how both grandfathers ended up with Silicosis working at the Ford Rouge foundry in the 30's.

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Old 09-12-2019, 06:51:28 AM
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Hi,

It looks at about 22 mins 20 sec, the casting is short poured going by the rounded edges, might be an optical illusion of the film - doesn't look right.

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I recon this is worth a look.

A little bit of Doosan Babcock history - all about the foundry casting process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqSG...ature=youtu.be

This film shows the casting process from pattern design to the finished article
moulded by hand, at the Babcock and Wilcox Renfrew works.
What ! I didn’t write all that, just the first line ?
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Default Re: Good Foundry Casting Movie

When visiting Garden Island Dock Yards in Sydney we went into the pattern making room where they draw it up on the wooden floor to check the scale and size are correct. It is huge room and there are still drawings on the floor. Then below that room nearby is the remains of one of the lathes for machining all the long stuff including prop shafts. It took a while just to walk from one end of it to the other.
Babcock & Wilcox had a foundry and offices at Regents Park Sydney near where I grew up and a mates Aunty worked in the offices but then I discovered recently that his father who I knew was a draftsman actually did the drawings for a lot of their stuff.
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Hi,

I wonder what these castings were attached to, each one is about 4 ft long.

Watching the film not much has changed, below is a markout board that I made early this century. Contraction and machining added, and the pattern making hasn't change except I prefer to put the steel extraction plate on the inside of the pattern as this avoids stripping the screws. Mind you, I'm not a pattern maker, hence the rough pattern but it still does the job.

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Wayne

P.S. Should point out that it was a good friend who machined the pattern to the correct size, and he is not a pattern maker either
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