Keystone Locomotive Works bandsaw mill

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  1. rlundy90

    rlundy90 Member

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    Hi. I was wondering if any of you know where I can get these windows for a Keystone Bandsaw mill. I need 3 large and 1 small window. The kit I have is missing them and I don't think keystone produces them any more. At least I haven't seen them listed with their other items. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ron.

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  2. nachoman

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    grandt line makes a ton of windows in plastic, and I am sure you could find some suitable enough. Even if the style is slightly different, it's still plausable because in real life, broken windows get replaced all the time, and on a mill, it only matters if they function. You could also build the kit as if some of the windows had been boarded up, or replaced with a vent fan of some sort...

    Kevin
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    I've checked out all the plastic stuff. Campbells comes the closest. SS Ltd has some that are fairly close in cast metal also. I was thinking of changing them all to the SSltd windows but there are so many would cost a fortune.Was hoping perhaps someone knew where there was some old stock Keystone stuff.Boarding up a few is a great idea though. I didn't think of that. Thanks. Ron.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The other alternative would be to clean up one of the windows, make a mold of it, and cast new ones in resin. Just a thought.
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    That sounds like an even better idea. Keep em comin guys. Thanks. Ron
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Then again, if you really want an ambitious task, you could scratchbuild them all in wood! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:
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    If you look into resin...I wouldn't try to use alumilite for those...too difficult to get it to reproduce fine details (unless you have a pressure pot). I'd check out a lower viscosity resin. I say this because alumilite is common (and expensive)...but it'd cause great headaches when attempting to duplicate the mutton bars in those window castings. You could use a rubber mold like what alumilite sells...but then cast with white metal instead.