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New Hire

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello from Slovenia! :)

I'm building a logging layout, Logging at the turn of the 20th century. It's based somewhere in Slovenia, but logging machinery from USA will be used too. I'll present whole layout construction in a separate topic (in the Layout construction forum) soon, but let's start with one of the biggest buildings and the only kit (all other structures will be scratch built) that will be on my layout, SW Twin Mills.

I made quite a few changes in comparison with the original:

- adjusting the machinery to smaller logs
- fully detailed interior of the old sawmill
- lighting installed in both mills
- scratchbuilding or modifying new mill machinery
- adjusting everything, because of the small space available

Here's the first module of the layout, where Twin Mills will be located:

...note the electric railroad, which was modelled after one of the very few electric logging railroads in the world, which was located in Mislinja (Slovenia). I'll present it in more detail shortly (as mentioned in a separate topic).

Let's go to the pictures of the mill.

Old mill front wall:

Old mill front dock:

Slightly changed pond dock:

One of the walls for the boat house:

Boiler house front wall:

Log haul:

Let's have a look at the sawmill machinery. Everything here is scratchbuilt except new mill sorting platform and carriage, which are heavily modified.

New mill carriage:

...a detailed look at the mechanism:


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New Hire

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:20:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carriage for the old mill:

The hog/grinder:

One of the live rolls:

Another live rolls system:

Trimmer (lifting system for the press rolls still to be added):

New mill sorting platform:


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New Hire

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Details of the bottom husk in the new mill:

Machinery installed in the new mill:

...note the sawdust conveyor.

Conveyor to the grinder is also installed:

Finished bottom husk:

With stairs added:

You can see another live rolls at the back:

Old mill:

Situation outside:


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New Hire

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pond dock again:

Overall look:

Note that sorting platform mechanism here is a bit different than final version (that was presented earlier in this topic) - I added another speed reduction later.

Representation of the lumber flow:

Green one isn't a regular one, lumber is carried over to the live rolls that eventually lead to the edger only if really necessary...

That's it for today. I'm finishing the roof at the moment, so there are a lot more pictures to be posted shortly. I'll probably continue tomorrow :)

Best regards, Nejc

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit sierrawest's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You now how much I love your work Nejc. Simply outstanding!


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Posted - 08/07/2017 :  5:41:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. Excellent building and coloring of the machinery and decking.

It's only make-believe

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Posted - 08/07/2017 :  7:27:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Fantastic modeling Nejc, incredible work.


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ed k

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  7:32:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nejc, Welcome back brother. Everyone loves you wonderful work. I look forward to watching you progress.
ed (engine909)

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Crew Chief

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  8:14:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sawmills are a favorite subject of mine.

Your's looks great.

Thanks for sharing.

My blog:

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/07/2017 :  11:21:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Great job on the machinery and woodworking. Everything looks well-used.

I'm looking forward to observing your progress.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 08/07/2017 :  11:55:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work. Welcome to the forum.


"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Crew Chief

Posted - 08/08/2017 :  01:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
welvome . i like it

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Posted - 08/08/2017 :  06:46:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Outstanding work, beautiful



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Crew Chief

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Posted - 08/08/2017 :  08:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit tct855's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nejc of Slovenia!,

Wow! That's stupid crazy modeling! I love it! Your modeling, detailing & weathering is spot on!

I view your wonderful pictures and it just inspires me to step up & become a better modeler.

Can't wait to see all the other detailed pics of this awesome build here.

Thanks for sharing. Thanx Thom...

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Posted - 08/08/2017 :  09:01:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Sgtbob said, including the thumbs up!

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New Hire

Posted - 08/08/2017 :  5:10:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much to each and every one of you for such a nice comments! :)

Next pictures present progress on the new mill.

...first something that was one of the most challenging things in my modelling ''career'' till now - designing, building and mounting the upper husk. Before mounting:

You can see the tensioning pulley here:

...which can be operated via this lever (it's purpose is to ''shut down'' the upper husk saw, when logs are smaller):

Upper husk mounted (note the mirror configuration of the new mill's side wall - reason is improved visibility of the interior equipment):


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