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PostSubject: CENTRICAST CENTRIFGAL CASTER   Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:35 pm

I  have been contemplating selling my Alec Tiranti Centricast system for certrifugal casting of white molten metal and polyester/polyurethane resins. 
I used this system to develop and cast all the fittings for the model I released as Wyrelight Models in 1995 and all the subsequent models that I have built that needed casting repetition. 

Sadly although it still works as well as the day I bought it, and is a brilliant system, my modelling has slowed down from the days I was building 3 models at a time, or developing, and I haven't used it for about 3 years, and so I am putting it up for sale, as the complete system....caster, melting pot, rings and plates and all plugs and bungs for making the RTV Rubber moulds.

I contacted Doug at Alec Tiranti..the font of all knowledge on the process about selling the system and value the other day and he sent me a reply this morning. it reads......

Hi Neil,
We do not deal with second hand units however due to the limited number that we manufacture there has always been a strong second hand market as they don’t appear very frequently.

Third part selling/auction sites are most often used to sell second hand machines. Based on the small description of a machine, melting pot and two sets of plates the current retail price would be in the region of £1600+VAT for a 10” option. 

A reasonable estimate of the value of your system on the second hand market would be somewhere around £800-1000. Ebay and gumtree would be the best places to advertise as they have the best reach. 
Thank you for sending the images of your work, very impressed. When I was young my parents did a lot of fund raising for the RNLI and with family connections to south wales we are regulars supporters of the Tenby Lifeboat.
Regards,Doug. 

From: thenhps@talktalk.net [mailto:thenhps@talktalk.net]
Sent: 05 February 2018 15:31
To: Doug
Subject: centricast system
 

Dear Doug, 
I spoke to Sarah this afternoon regarding a centricast system I purchased from you in 1995. I and my wife personally came down to the shop in Reading to look at how the system worked and bought it for cash there and then.It has been a wonderful addition to my "tool box". 
For my personal model boating it has worked wonders over the years and has given me many hours of pleasure replicating the fittings I needed to build my model lifeboats, pictures enclosed. 
Sadly though due to arthritis in most of my joints and especially in my back I have to give up modelling through pain, and the centricast system lies idle and hasn't turned a plate in over two years. 
Could you tell me whether there is a second hand market for these systems. It is complete with the centrifugal caster, melting pot with heat regulator, 4 plates  and four rings( 2 different sizes,) plus nylon plugs and screws for separation. 
I live up in the north west of England just north of Blackpool so is quite a way from Reading but for expenses paid up front would be willing to travel to deliver in mainland uk. 
If there is a market, what would you consider a fair price for the full kit, as no reason to keep certain parts of it. 
My name is Neil Howard-Pritchard. I live at 7, FY6 7NW and my phone number is ************** 
all the fittings on these model lifeboats was cast on my machine 
thank you. neil.

if anyone is interested in it for a price between the guidelines that doug at tiranti quoted, please get in touch with your phone number and I'll phone you back.

i'll put photos on when I find it in my workshop.
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PostSubject: Re: CENTRICAST CENTRIFGAL CASTER   Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:52 pm

WELL, THAT WENT QUICK.........NOW SOLD CHAPS.
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