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Ore Wagon - HO

richrands
 

The second wagon we have just released in HO scale. The #2101 Ore Wagon is modeled after an important wagon used for hauling ore from back country mines to the railhead. It is a laser cut wood and white metal kit. Detailed instructions with photos included.

https://www.berkshirevalleymodels.com/apps/webstore/products/category/1558878?page=1

Re: Calling all builders!

richrands
 

Mike,
Pete Smith has Tom's saw and swears by it. One of these days I plan on buying one myself.
Rich Rands

Re: Calling all builders!

Dusty
 

Thank you everyone for your input.

I have used the Dremel saw and the larger Jarmac. I have used a couple of Chinese Came saws as well. I've been underwhelmed by the Chinese saws. For quickie cuts or rough cuts I use the Dremel. It works and its powerful. I use the Jarmac for more important work. I have no exposure to the Proxxon saw.

The Byrnes sliding table and the rip taper guage look very useful. The tilting table looks limiting in some aspects but better than a tilting arbor in others.

I have survived the last 20 years without a Byrnes saw but they appear to be very capable. Maybe it's a potentially expensive case of tool 'lust'.

Dusty Burman 

Re: Calling all builders!

Jeff Young
 

I have a Byrnes disc sander.  There is a world of difference between it and a Dremel, Jarmac, Proxxon, etc.  It’s built to much tighter tolerances, and as such can deliver much tighter tolerances to the work being performed.

On 21 Feb 2020, at 16:48, Michael Dunn <mdunn@...> wrote:

I can't speak to Dremel or Jarmac, however I am very happy with every product I have purchased from Byrnes, including Jim's table saw.

The machining and construction are visually impeccable, but more importantly; it is a solid tool that gives repeatable results at a very fine scale.

Between the saw and Jim's thickness sander, I have not purchased a piece of dimensional lumber in 8 years - other than a 4"x6"x18" block of basswood!

I'm not aware of an instance where the extra money for one of Jim's saws was ever regretted. His rope walk is as much an art piece as a tool.

M


On Feb 21, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:

Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Re: Calling all builders!

Michael Dunn
 

I can't speak to Dremel or Jarmac, however I am very happy with every product I have purchased from Byrnes, including Jim's table saw.

The machining and construction are visually impeccable, but more importantly; it is a solid tool that gives repeatable results at a very fine scale.

Between the saw and Jim's thickness sander, I have not purchased a piece of dimensional lumber in 8 years - other than a 4"x6"x18" block of basswood!

I'm not aware of an instance where the extra money for one of Jim's saws was ever regretted. His rope walk is as much an art piece as a tool.

M


On Feb 21, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:

Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Re: Calling all builders!

Climax@...
 

Any of those will draw blood in an instant, and separate a digit from your hand leaving you with only 9!  Properly used any of the saws will do any job you need.  I have a Dremel and it scares he hell out of me more than my full size Craftsman table saw.  As a kid the neighbor across from me was Norwegian and a wood worker.  He had a wood shop in a separate building.  He had his 3 fingers in a Mason jar full of formaldehyde on a shelf above the saws, impressive for a kid!  After 73 years and working on all kinds of saws, lathes, milling machines and other stuff I still have all mine, but I have to admit that I have lost blood once in a while.
Dave

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From: Dusty
Sent: Feb 21, 2020 10:47 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Calling all builders!

Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Re: Calling all builders!

Mark Rosche
 

Can second the recommendation of the Proxxon mitre/chop saw...even the larger mini table saw from Proxxon is very good (the smaller Proxxon table saw I would NOT recommend though)...

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

Re: Calling all builders!

Mike Van Hove
 

Dusty,
I never used it, but my good friend, the late Tom Troughton, used one and loved it.  Said there was no comparison to the Dremel or others.
Those of you who knew Tom, know that he was very particular about his workmanship, and he was at the top of the heap as a model builder.
Therefore, I would say if you can afford the Brynes Saw, get it, you won’t be disappointed.
I think maybe Pete Smith or John Kalin may have bought his saw, after he died, maybe they will chime in here, for more information.  Perhaps Allen Pollock can tell you who bought the saw from his wife, Sheryl.
Tom was a good friend, and I sure do miss him.
Mike Van Hove
Columbia, Mo

On Feb 21, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Dusty <dustburm@q.com> wrote:

Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Re: Calling all builders!

Stephen Silver
 

I just bought a Proxxon Chop/Mitre Saw.  If I were buying a table saw for scale sized pieces, I would look at the Proxxon

Life is mostly attitude and timing


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 07:47:54 AM PST, Dusty <dustburm@q.com> wrote:


Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Calling all builders!

Dusty
 

Does anyone use a Byrnes table saw? Opinions? Hefty price but it looks much higher quality than Dremel or Jarmac.

Dusty Burman 

Re: PSC tank car kits

Robert Bell
 

Thanks Jim.  I was planning on making it narrow gauge by the simplest method - either adding NG trucks & couplers, OR building tank and mounting it on a flatcar.  From what you say, I will be adding NG trucks.

Thanks again!
Rob

sold: 3 sprue nippers.

lloyd lehrer
 

all gone to good homes.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer

one left: Micromark sprue nipper

lloyd lehrer
 


# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer

Re: FS: 3 sprue nippers

lloyd lehrer
 

apologies I should have been off group.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
three and new in their plastic sleeves.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:48 PM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:
Lloyd

Are yours brand new and do you have just the 1 pair for sale?

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:06 PM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
New Micromark plastic sprue nippers
Tweezer Sprue Cutter, Despruing Tweezer
# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks each includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer


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lloyd lehrer

Re: FS: 3 sprue nippers

lloyd lehrer
 

three and new in their plastic sleeves.

lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:48 PM Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:
Lloyd

Are yours brand new and do you have just the 1 pair for sale?

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:06 PM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
New Micromark plastic sprue nippers
Tweezer Sprue Cutter, Despruing Tweezer
# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks each includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer


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lloyd lehrer

Re: FS: 3 sprue nippers

Ric Case
 

These also work extremely well for spike removal! 
I have several pairs and as they get dull I move them to track work tools!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Feb 20, 2020, at 5:06 PM, lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:


New Micromark plastic sprue nippers
Tweezer Sprue Cutter, Despruing Tweezer
# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks each includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer

Re: FS: 3 sprue nippers

Mark Lewis
 

Lloyd

Are yours brand new and do you have just the 1 pair for sale?

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:06 PM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
New Micromark plastic sprue nippers
Tweezer Sprue Cutter, Despruing Tweezer
# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks each includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

--
lloyd lehrer

FS: 3 sprue nippers

lloyd lehrer
 

New Micromark plastic sprue nippers
Tweezer Sprue Cutter, Despruing Tweezer
# 82393 mircomark Price $19.95
My price:13 bucks each includes shipping .  Paypal friends or checks.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

--
lloyd lehrer

Re: PSC tank car kits

Jim Spencer
 

I have built a dozen or more of the PSC HOn3 kits and have one of the standard gauge unbuilt kits.  I could see no difference whatsoever between the two. My standard gauge kit came with set of plastic wheels, but no side frames.  The instructions recommend an Athearn truck or a Kadee 500 series truck, which is a cast steel Bettendorf design that came much later than when the cars were built in about 1909. 

I suspect the 1909 cars were  delivered with standard gauge arch bar trucks, possibly later converted to Andrews designs.  But I have no photos, general arrangement drawings, or folio drawings to confirm.  I suspect that screwing on a standard gauge truck will raise the car height to the standard gauge coupler height.  But again, I have no confirming information.
Jim

Re: Another Abrasive Post

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Surely this thread ought to be named "True Grit'!

Mark K