Old iron has a different look, feel, and sound(when struck by a metal object). My old boss could tell you in a minute if it was old or not. Adding multiple layers of paint and rusting fool many though.Knowing the exact dimensions is a big help. Most "replicators" do not go to the trouble of having patterns made, but simply use the original castings and make them loose in the mold. The new castings will be somewhat smaller due to shrinkage and less detailed( hide with multiple layers of paint). Dave
Last edited by Catauladave; Sat Jul 26 2014 04:30 AM.