Been very busy... Thought I'd give an update as well as solicit some feedback.
Strange Science... I have molded the blue Anti-Gravity ramp and the associated clear ramp as well as the Particle Separator ramp. I should have these molds finished by Sunday.
Data East Star Trek subway ramp.....This has also been successfully molded and just needs to be finished...probably by Monday or Tuesday. Of this gaggle of ramps I am working on right now, this one will likely be the first available.
Guns and Roses... I will mold the R ramp this evening. I still have to build the mold for the G ramp which I will begin tomorrow. I was asked if I would mold this flat (would be bent to fit into the game) or with the ramp properly shaped. Answer looks to be...not flat, but nearly how it should be shaped to fit into the game. I say nearly as there is a very close clearance at one point on the ramp which has to be taken into consideration in the mold design.
I've attached a photo of the R ramp with a couple areas circled. The ramp I am using to model from has suffered damage in the light blue circled area. The damage (crack) started at the rivet holes for the mounting bracket, traveled down to the cut-out for the switch actuator then continued out to the end of the ramp. The cracking started at the rivet holes....I'll come back to this in a second..
In the photo I have also circled in white a cut-out on the right side of the ramp. I see no need for this cut-out other than to enable riveting of the switch mounting bracket.
Is this damage to the R ramp typically what others have experienced? If so I might be able to offer a solution to this problem it any are interested. Instead of a metal mounting bracket for the switch on the R ramp, I could fashion a plastic switch mount (even color it red) and cement it to the side of the ramp. This would not only eliminate the rivet holes as a source of damage, but the cut-out on the opposite side of the ramp would not be needed since there would be no rivets....cleaner look .
I'm probably a couple weeks from forming the GNR ramps but thought this would be a good time to solicit feedback...and anything else you want me to know about these ramps.
I've also created new punch ramps for Champion Pub as well as a Data East Shooter button housing.