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RFCasting Inactive Member07 Sep 2016 10:40 a.m. PST

Sorry to have to link to my Facebook page, but as per the title, does anyone know a lot about their machines and can tell me more about mine? As a relative newbie its the only one Ive ever had. "Fine arts casting machinery" but Ive heard its just a UK rebrand of one manufactured by someone else.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Sep 2016 1:07 p.m. PST

Bob Eastough owned fine art castings. `He was not well when i knew him…some sort of degenerative disease. He might still be alive but i expect he is long gone (f not,sorry Bob). Based in Andover. Last saw him 30 years ago. His machines were fine for that time.


RFCasting Inactive Member07 Sep 2016 5:50 p.m. PST

So its probably even older than me then! (Im under 30.) Interesting. As I said on facebook its third-hand so I didnt even know anything about the company on the name plate. The owner before me put a new motor and speed controller in but didnt touch the casing.
I heard that bob-weight machines arent even manufactured anymore due to some sort of safety legislation. Is that true?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Sep 2016 3:08 a.m. PST

It is such a small market for machines that companies come and go. They are also very expensive for what they are, due to rarity! There are other bob weight machines around though.


wargamer611 Nov 2016 6:03 a.m. PST

The Vulcaniser looks like a SEBA one

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