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Hi all,

I am desperate to find somebody who can mould large scale motorcycle tyres, in this initial case a 1/6th scale Vincent Black Shadow, but others will be required.

I have been told by two people who easily produce slot car tyres in urethane rubber that they could do it, but both failed and have given up.

 

Does anyone know of anyone who can do this?

 

Many thanks,

Martin 

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On 11/30/2020 at 8:14 PM, Scratchbuilder said:

Hi all,

I am desperate to find somebody who can mould large scale motorcycle tyres, in this initial case a 1/6th scale Vincent Black Shadow, but others will be required.

I have been told by two people who easily produce slot car tyres in urethane rubber that they could do it, but both failed and have given up.

 

Maybe it helps if you make it clear what your budget is. I guess many casters have been burned by people expecting to pay the same as an aftermarket set. I've had that happen twice. Also, you ask for moulding, does that mean you have a ready-to-go master? And how many tyres do you need, a set of two or a larger series?


Rob

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The budget isn't in question, Rob. Peoples' willingness to do it is. Masters exist for both tyres. They would be needed in numbers like 10 pairs initially, to be, we hope increased after the first few sales.

As it happens, my son is prepared to give it a shot. He currently is a dab hand at resin casting in his own mouds and has just obtained a pressure vessel so may have some luck.

 

Martin

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On 12/6/2020 at 5:30 PM, Scratchbuilder said:

The budget isn't in question, Rob. Peoples' willingness to do it is. Masters exist for both tyres. They would be needed in numbers like 10 pairs initially, to be, we hope increased after the first few sales.

As it happens, my son is prepared to give it a shot. He currently is a dab hand at resin casting in his own mouds and has just obtained a pressure vessel so may have some luck.

 

That sounds like an excellent solution. Good luck!

 

Rob

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Write to the motorcycle modeling specialist, his name is Perez Tarrago. I may be able to help you with the casting of the tires, as long as there are no problems in the budget. In Germany there is another modeler who casts for commissions, including metal casting. I don't know how reliable it is. I contacted him once for a project similar to his, but it came to nothing because I went to live in another city and for now I am not building. Anyway, I leave you the address of your website:

 

 

https://pistor-modellbau.de

 

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