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CHAINSAWS IN N, HO, S, O SCALES

01/10/2023

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Chainsaws and Dragsaws are nearly ready. Just working on the dragsaw blades now, which are done in a separate casting (don't ask why!).  That's a slider gallery above, so just click on the arrows right or left to see the next photo. I may offer them with a basic coating of a flat camouflage enamel, to make it easier to add acrylic colors.  Some experiments still going on with these and then have to figure out the packaging. Two weeks??

WOOD CHIP LOADER in HO

12/14/2022

This HO version is close to production. The framework and bonnet are filament-printed PLA. The feeder/nozzle, gearmotor, and electrical panel are resin-printed details. They will be cast metal alloy if this one does well. At this time, if anyone has any suggestions, now would be a great time to chime in! I would love to hear your thoughts and wants.  I put a contact form below.

      This particular model, the feeder nozzle is a filament print filled in with wood putty to smooth the lines. That didn't help much; it is rough. I sized the HO version to fit 1/8" polystyrene tubing. Also the feeder tube supports didn't come out too well, but the new ones, not shown, are almost perfect. I didn't get a top view shot to show off the filament printed grid, which has 3" diamond spacing, and sometimes prints really good! :)  Still working on consistency for that one.

     The "cables" are filament, quite thin, and rectangular. This affords hanging without having to level it. There are three different sizes. Shown above are the longest ones, and I made sets 18" and 36" shorter. They are not adjustable in that glue is needed to keep them in place. However, one set could be interchanged for another IF the glue used was removable, i.e. canopy or something that might peel away later.  There is also an included tool that snaps onto the frame which holds the bonnet in place while you fuss with the hangers.

      The design is a conglomerate of several loaders I reviewed from online photos.  I just chose characteristics I liked in each.  The wooden electrical "shed" won't be part of the kit, but the resin electrical panel will be included. I made the shed from bits of scrap stained basswood I had on hand and some Campbell's scale corrugated roofing.

      I have a nearly identical model in N scale that builds up and works the same way, with the hangers. I'll post photos here and get these up for sale as soon as I have pictures.

     Thanks for checking back!    :)

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