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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

509 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2015 :  6:50:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Håkan;

That is great, look forward to the pics of your new innovation.

Horse

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deemery
Fireman

USA
8265 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2015 :  12:13:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice video of a steam saw mill, including some shots of the mill pond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvurSjBVW8

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8727 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2015 :  1:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, that Phillips brothers sawmill is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Håkan, looking forward to seeing some photo's of your water in your mill pond.

Greg Shinnie
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2015 :  3:11:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, that was a fantastic video! Great to see a real sawmill also using a winch to bring up the logs.

Greg the day is coming closer and closer. It is like a toothache and soon I can't postpone any longer[:-scared]

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 09/30/2015 3:13:57 PM
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2015 :  3:26:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is getting nearer and nearer to the epoxy flood. Tonight I making the last scenery adjustments to the area with some added greenery. I placed some trees around the mill just to see how it looks without gluing them down. It is not logical to have the trees as they probably would have been logged but they look good I think.
I have some stuff to do yet. One of them is to add a jill poke much thanks to Bob (Thanks!) who had a spare one I could buy. It is in the mail right now crossing the pond. The Atlantic not my pond

To be continued.........

Håkan

Here are some pictures. Does the scenery look strange its that its still wet from applying matte medium.








Edited by - masonamerican on 10/04/2015 3:29:21 PM
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5551 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2015 :  6:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hågan,that is looking soooo good.

It's only make-believe
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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

509 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  11:58:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Håkan;

I think it looks great! Really impressive.

Yes, I agree the trees right at the mill sight would have been the first to go, and probably would have been used in the construction of the mill buildings, etc, itself. Stumps would be a nice touch though. Also, consider setting tables around the stumps, as the millworkers would use them for breaks, lunch, etc.

I am sure it is in your plans, but a heavy bumper (probably out of wood, filled with dirt) at the end of your loading track to prevent cars from drifting off into the mill pond. Of course, if you had a car that you built, but it got messed up, and you didn't want to repair/rebuild it, you could have it submerged IN the pond, as a wreck, that then led to the building of the buffer.

Horse

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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

509 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  12:00:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CavalryTrooper25


Håkan;

I think it looks great! Really impressive.

Yes, I agree the trees right at the mill site would have been the first to go, and probably would have been used in the construction of the mill buildings, etc, itself. Stumps would be a nice touch though. Also, consider setting tables around the stumps, as the millworkers would use them for breaks, lunch, etc.

I am sure it is in your plans, but a heavy bumper (probably out of wood, filled with dirt) at the end of your loading track to prevent cars from drifting off into the mill pond. Of course, if you had a car that you built, but it got messed up, and you didn't want to repair/rebuild it, you could have it submerged IN the pond, as a wreck, that then led to the building of the bumper.

Horse



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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3728 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  12:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great to me Håkan !

Time to pour or spread!
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2965 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  1:40:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Your sawmill scene has been giving me a number of ideas. My layout eventually will also have a small sawmill, no pond, close against the side of a mountain(hill). there are also a couple pine trees still standing nearby, despite the logic that they would likely be gone. What are the over all dimensions of the sawmill structure (not counting the log hauler).

Edited by - Bill Gill on 10/05/2015 1:41:56 PM
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  2:30:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob, Carl, Horse and Bill!

Horse, thanks for reminding me. I had the bumper on the list but forgot it while ballasting. Nevertheless it can be mounted afterward. On the trees I think I have to keep them. The area looks so barren without them. Like the lake at the gates of Moria in LOTR

Carl today I poured my small stream below the dam. Most of it ended on the floor[:-banghead]. I thought I had sealed everything but boy was I mistaken. The epoxy sure finds the smallest crack. It was only a small amount of epoxy so it was of no economic consequence. I hope the epoxy fills the crack so I next time can pour without leaks.

Bill the mill is approx. 4x11 inches excluding the log haul.

Håkan
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13151 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2015 :  3:56:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome!
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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

509 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2015 :  11:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny how liquids always find the only leaks you missed.

Horse

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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6727 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2015 :  2:53:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Boy, this looks good mate !
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6120 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2015 :  5:31:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been trying to think of something to say but all the superlatives have been used.

Looking forward to pictures of the big pour.

Mike

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