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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 10:44 pm
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actually chris u could build it cheaper now because i have found that ECHO MOUNTAIN MODEL PRODUCTS in oregon, makes a great set of photo etched saws for $10 , half the price of the evergreen hills set i used.

Just a day or so ago the actual original designer/builder of the sawfilers car i based this one on,  showed a bunch of pictures of his rebuilt exhibition layout and well....what did i spot but that saw filers car. now i know where it comes from.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2006 01:25 pm
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Very nice Mike.:thumb::thumb::thumb:



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OK kiddies, here's another one from the dusty stacks of old wax...er..threads. Mike built the coolest saw filers' car and it deserves to be seen again. Enjoy this one, it's a real goodie.

Woodie

BTW-ECHO MOUNTAIN is now closed so the saw blades are not available. Too bad cause' I wanted some sets.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 07:24 pm
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AH YES THE ILLUSTRIOUS saw filers car.

was a fun build and fairly reasonable to pull off.

Too bad about echo mountain, those saws were reasonable and looked good. not sure where to look on ebay to find watch gears.

I just remembered that I bought a bunch of actual small wood saws, varying sizes, for dremel or die grinder use. Got them from a company called PRINCESS AUTO in Canada. I see them every time I go into the air tool drawer. these would be the circular saws, not those fantastic long crosscut saws.

Thinking that there is a company whose product was in a green box and they took over the north west short line operation and products. Didn't they also produce a line or package of saws.

I have no idea what their name is ???????????

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I just read this thread and was interested in the new site for detail parts and then the last post burst the bubble - they're not in business any more.  Well, being stubborn like I am, I went ahead and entered their name just like I knew what I was doing and up pops their web page.  Apparently they are still in business.  I have not contacted them but I did note their adresses and phone no.s .  For what it's worth here they are.  Their catalog doesn't have any pictures of their products, but I guess a phone call will get some more info.     Good luck,   Jim  :old dude:

Echo Mountain Model Products
Web site     echomtn.com
6432 SW Burlingame Place
Portland, Oregon  97239

Phone - (503) 780-0767
Fax - (503) 245-4447

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I called that number before I made the post and the wife of the owner told me that he had medical problems and the saw blades, etc. weren't available. Maybe you can get more info if you call. I resorted to buying small circular saw blades like Mike mentioned and finished the project. Good luck.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 7th, 2014 03:57 pm
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like woodie says, its the way to go for circular saw blades, should be something available from hobby shop for dremel use.

Not sure how much for a pack from PRINCESS AUTO, they do sell on internet also ???

The unfortunate part is the big long loggers saws, now those you might want to inquire to northwest shortline people.........OSO publications ???

A very creative person could make those out of hack saw blades or jewelers saw blades or coping saw blades.

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Yep Mike...I can see (if you can't find them) making crosscut saws from small coping saw blades. I would examine what's available to see the teeth. Maybe a bit of work with a cutoff wheel would make them somewhat less wide and a curve could be bent into them. A couple of small wooden "handles" added and I can imagine a neat saw. Where there's a will, there's a way. Also, how much time would it take to make some VS sitting at a computer, finding some online, ordering them....I know that I can't wait on all that when I wanna finish a project now instead of next month or so! Besides, there would be a satisfaction in making such stuff yourself.

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I saw above that we were looking for echo mountain saws and in my post I mentioned that OSO rail had supplied mine.
I just decided to follow that post up because I have found that OSO sold the evergreen hills design too a Colorado company Using the following link I will post you can find those fantastic loggers long saws BEAUTIFULLY PHOTO ETCHED IN BRASS, for the measily amount of $5.75 + postage.

http://shop.evergreenhilldesigns.com/O-Scale-Details_c5.htm

item #8014 brass saws.

madmike3434 ......mike lynch

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So is anybody buying that great saw set at $5.75 from OSO. ????

mike lynch :old dude:

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