Foundry is a job-shop foundry specializing in gray iron castings from
ounces to hundreds of pounds. They can handle prototypes, small and
medium sized production runs. For special purposes, they can make
castings from originals or from loose patterns. Their pattern maker can
turn a drawing into a production pattern. Here are a few examples of
the wide variety of castings they have made:
successful casting of burners for gas stoves requires great skill
during all phases of the casting process. Sunset has been producing these
fine quality castings for over 20 years.
- Here is a pattern for a Horse Head used as an architectural decoration.
has made many casting for railroads, both full-sized and minature.
Notice the pattern for a steam locomotive pilot in the picture above.
Here are patterns for a brake shoe and a brake wheel for
Sunset supplied casting to restore a railroad car more than 100 years old. The SPCRR
seeks to preserve, restore and operate the narrow gauge cars built by
Carter Brothers in Newark, CA. If you want to build a real 3' gauge
car, they will sell you the castings:
Below is a batch of castings made for 15" gauge minature railroad cars. The wheels are 10" in diameter: