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alternative to Hengstler counter?

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Hi Mark and welcome to the FISD.

 

As far as I know, there are only very few alternative counters that match the size of a Hengstler. Almost no chance on ebay.

 

You can check the "For Sale or Trade - Personal Items" section, or contact Blue Snaggletooth. Maybe he can help.

 

Real Hengstlers got expensive during the last 2 years, but a few members made some nice conversions or scratch build counters with number rolls from different counters (see here).

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You can buy a resin one from doopydoos for around 8 dollars if you want to go that route and I don't know where they are but I have seen a member make one based off plans.

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The next best thing beside a real Hengstler would be Dennis' (A.K.A. Blue Snagletooth) Hengstler Counter Replica's; http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/34954-fs-4-run-hengstler-400-counter-eagle-replicas/

 

I purchased one for my blaster build, they are super accurate and built to exact scale with correct dimensions, also the counter itself is functional. Definitely a step up from a resin cast! I chose to go this route for two reasons; 1. They look exactly like the real thing but they are lighter in weight which is something I take into consideration as I don't want a heavy blaster 2. They are hollow behind the counter socket unlike the real thing which leaves room for small electronic components.

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Another option is a 6-digit digital counter. They're on Amazon for around $10. Kinda fun and different, but very accurately sized (probably on purpose)

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1. Doopy Resin

2. Doopy resin with clear class and paper numbers underneath

3. Doopy resin with clear class and paper numbers underneath and pushable button

4. Doopy resin with aftermarket 'real' counter reels and button from a Chinese ebay counter

5. Doopy resin with Bluesnaggletooth rear half counter  

6. Full 'fake' counter from Bluesnaggletooth

7. Real Hengstler branded counter

 

I would expect that that order would be the best in terms of accuracy AND price that you'd expect to pay.

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Another option is a 6-digit digital counter. They're on Amazon for around $10. Kinda fun and different, but very accurately sized (probably on purpose)

just searched for it ....................is it the gray one by amico?do u have a link?

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A non-eagle hengstler isn't that expensive. I think I paid €40 for mine, with shipping.

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It's just the back end. Get a resin or real front and you can measure the lip (I don't remember off-hand) and lay thin abs strips of the right gauge to make it the perfect size :)

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I wish someone in Australia was all over this stuff, this hobby im about to partake in is going to be sooooooo expensive, fun no doubt but expensive

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I have a replica one that I bought from Blue Snagletooth about a year or so ago.. I have since upgraded. PM if you aer interested.

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On 04/11/2017 at 3:32 AM, GyLovag said:

It seems I found a Chinese copy.
404-type 6-bit electromagnetic counter turntable

I think, it is removed from the case.
I order one of them.

product link

Weight: 200 gram

$9.24 (product) + $8.13 (shipping) = $17.37

Which one did you order? Seems theres 3 options 2 of which seem broken and a 110v one.  The default is one of the "litteral" ones.  Might grab on at pay day.

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On 2017. 11. 17. at 9:26 AM, themaninthesuitcase said:

Which one did you order? Seems theres 3 options 2 of which seem broken and a 110v one.  The default is one of the "litteral" ones.  Might grab on at pay day.

The site now works well. I chose the 220V version.

yoycart website replica counter

The counter has arrived. I made some pictures.

Hengstler counter replica (chinese copy)

Full ABS housing, but dimensions are the same.

I hope the information is useful. Unfortunately, the original is very expensive. (I only get $ 500 a month for work)

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