Good source for Obi Wan ANH transistors?

Kal-L

New Member
Since I'm new here, I figured that to catch up I'd best build an Obi-Wan lightsaber - it seems everyone else has. ;)

I have most of my parts down (except the emitter...I'm waiting on Prop runner for that, right?) but:

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a source for the transistors/washers on the clamp...I've done some looking on my own, but no dice.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Dave
 

Gigatron

Sr Member
Vintage transistors can easily be found on ebay. Usually you get 30 for $10. Just need to make sure sure they're the tophat style. The original maker has never been identified and probably never will. The washer has also never been identified but could probably be fabricated rather easily from found parts.

-Fred
 

MikeyX

Well-Known Member
I'm also after some of these - but more specifically I'm after chromed ones. Ideally they would be threaded for a Romans spacer - but that's not a hard requirement. Main thing is that they have the shiny AFBB look. Also it'd be nice to have a shiny washer/spacer to match.

I have some suitable old transistors - but they're a bit dull.

Anyone got any leads for these or hints on how to make my transistors a bit more gucci?
 

Kal-L

New Member
Threaded transistors would certainly make my life easier as well....I'd go for an older, vintage set and a chromed set as well....:)

Any further suggestions?
 

lesternessman

Well-Known Member
You could always have them chromed yourself if you could find a place willing to do it as a side project. The only person I know that makes them nowaday was stormpath, and apparently he's too busy to do a run but that is not to say he won't ever do another. Here's the pic of his from a post of his way back when he was working on his parks obi. Maybe someone has an extra set?

Here's some pics
first up was the one's chen made


Here's stormpath's, aluminum and chromed

and another shot of them on the saber



Originally posted by MikeyX@Jan 13 2006, 09:37 AM
I'm also after some of these - but more specifically I'm after chromed ones. Ideally they would be threaded for a Romans spacer - but that's not a hard requirement. Main thing is that they have the shiny AFBB look. Also it'd be nice to have a shiny washer/spacer to match.

I have some suitable old transistors - but they're a bit dull.

Anyone got any leads for these or hints on how to make my transistors a bit more gucci?
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Kal-L

New Member
I can't post in the Junkyard yet, but if anyone did have a set or two they were willing to part with, I'd hope they would please let me know via PM or e-mail.

Thanks a million.

-Dave
 

amish

Sr Member
Check with Stormpath as he made some transistors. If you are looking for actual transistors try this ebay seller:

bidonmine

and search his products for TO39

or this one

smcbid
 

pmrjulio

New Member
Originally posted by amish@Jan 13 2006, 01:30 PM
Check with Stormpath as he made some transistors.  If you are looking for actual transistors try this ebay seller:

bidonmine

and search his products for TO39

or this one

smcbid
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Can you post what he tells you or Pm me?
I'm also looking for a pair.
 

bcstanding

Well-Known Member
There was an interest thread a couple of weeks ago but Stormpath said he didn't have time to do a run right now. If that is no longer the case, I'm still interested as well.
 

stormpath

Active Member
one of my friend show this thread to me.

sorry I haven't login every day. I have few set in stock now.

please send pm to me.

thank you guys. :)

 

MikeyX

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by Jedi_Dogs@Jan 14 2006, 05:12 AM
Another PM in your box stormpath :D  I hope that you have enough sets available.
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Hmmm - looks like I should have come back sooner - just sent a PM, but the chances of getting some of these looks low with the amount of interest here and only having a few sets to sell...
 

Nexus6

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Originally posted by Gigatron@Jan 13 2006, 09:20 AM
Vintage transistors can easily be found on ebay.  Usually you get 30 for $10.  Just need to make sure sure they're the tophat style.  The original maker has never been identified and probably never will.  The washer has also never been identified but could probably be fabricated rather easily from found parts.

-Fred
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That's what I did:

 
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