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LURP DOG
Section Hand

Posted - 10/19/2010 :  07:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am in need of a small backwoods looking sawmill and was wondering how good the Keystone Danby Sawmill is.
Anyone built this kit and if so how is it?
Any other options/kits available?

THANX

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Geezer
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  08:23:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Danby Sawmill is a neatkit if you want a small mill.
I had one, and it is full of white metal details....
Pretty good instructions as well...I see them on greedbay
every so often.



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Rick
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  08:24:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't have this kit but found this build thread : http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23459
I believe the kit in the thread is HO.



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BBLmber
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  10:34:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lurp Dog, a couple of questions, 1 how much do you want to spend, 2 how much area do you have to work with? Sierra West has their mill coming out ands they have a sawmill machinery package that runs about $500. plus what the mill kit will cost with all the strip wood and casting and other goodies from Brett. Ketstone's mill is less expensive but hard to find sometimes.

W,L,&E

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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  11:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lurp Dog if you ask around you ahso might find fine scales back woods saw mill it's small but well detailed. Maybe someone in the forum has one on the shelf there not going to use. Tom


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  11:50:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In addition to Brett's kit, which is going to create a wonderful diorama/scene, there is Western Scale Models sawmill parts which you may want to use to put together a small mill of your own design.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Jan Kirkwood
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  12:28:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
do you model o or ho? makes a difference!

Jan



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LURP DOG
Section Hand

Posted - 10/19/2010 :  12:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THANX 2 all for the info!
My little layout will be 24" x 48" with the sawmill in the middle with 2 sidings at the mill. I saw a layout like I've described on the web and will try to copy it to a certain degree. He too used a Danby mill but couldn't see all the details really good.
I will use a 0-4-2 porter and a few SMALL log cars on the layout.
So as you can tell the sawmill will have to be REAL small but I want some details in as well.



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BBLmber
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Posted - 10/19/2010 :  5:19:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For that size the Danby would be the way to go. Start looking on E-Bay as of right now I think they are out of production or only made once in a while.

Mark


W,L,&E

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LURP DOG
Section Hand

Posted - 10/20/2010 :  3:50:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy it's looking like finding a Danby kit will be REALLY hard. Anyone know where I can locate one besides Ebay or have any other suggestions as to making a small sawmill?

THANX



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Locoman
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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  4:29:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
here is a link, but don't know if it is in stock. They have both the Danby and Lucas sallmills. I have the Lucas mill, it has a larger foot print.

http://www.valleymodeltrains.com/website/395-1002.html



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dallas_m
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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  4:46:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LURP DOG

Boy it's looking like finding a Danby kit will be REALLY hard. Anyone know where I can locate one besides Ebay or have any other suggestions as to making a small sawmill?

THANX



Ray at Crusader Rail seems to have a knack for getting stock from Keystone. Try calling or emailing him:

http://www.crusaderrail.com/contact.html

He'll probably be at Allen Littlefield's meet in New York this weekend, so allow extra time for a response if you don't reach him today.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Geezer
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  08:47:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here ya go:
All on EBay right now -
$39 - 45$
Just search ebay for these auctions

400165373629

270641354895

190429717418


Hope this helps......



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kirk
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  08:58:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you want some really backwoodsy and different stuff, it might also be worth having a look at Steam in the Bush Australia... prices in aussie dollars...
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Steam-in-the-Bush/Logging-Equipment-/_i.html?_fsub=5&_sid=139525309&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322


Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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dallas_m
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  10:25:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Careful! All of the auctions Geezer listed are for the HO SCALE version ... since you've posted in the On30 section, I'm guessing that you really want the O scale version. Again, try Ray after the weekend.

PS -- Geezer, learn to read!
(Friendly jab ... Geezer's my pal ... at least until he reads this one.)


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 10/21/2010 :  10:43:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats OKey Dallas....
I knew they were "HO" scale - I have never run across the "O" scale version....
"Friendly jab.."?... Not a problem buddy....I will return it in person saturday!
<----Dallas!
Save me anudder "Chuck"!!!



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