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26 Soldiers of Lead

Started by Dave Hughes, March 30, 2018, 08:39:15 AM

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John Cornelisse

How could a composition caster function on this platform ? 10-16 Amp's of electicity, another compressor... but compressed air you need for the keyboard too...

Dave Hughes

I thought it was unlikely John!

Note that the caption says "apparently" in operation.
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Keri Szafir

...and Gill Sans was freshly out too.

I also wonder about the compressor. The melting pot can be gas-heated (I'm not sure if the tall part of the caster is a piston spring or the pot's chimney though) using an external canister. The rotation for the caster... 1hp / 0.75kW motor was enough for that.
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