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Title: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 09, 2019, 03:51:32 PM
 After some less difficult SW builds, ( which I will show you later, this is my first post ) I decided to start on a project that will fill my modeling time for the next year I presume. The O scale Sawmill Project.

After taking the boxes in and out of my cabinet about a thousand times, study the content, man there is no end to the amount of castings, loads of wood, enough templates to cover my wall and so on, I finally found enough courage to start this huge build.

While I am still studying the manual, the templates etc, I am trying to get myself a picture of this build, the actual Sawmill Building, I started of with the machinery that goes into this Sawmill. These are multiple projects on its own. INCREDIBLE castings of the machinery.

So, here is the first one, the Double Husk. Of course more weathering when everything will be put together.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2whjpm1.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/r9gxgj.jpg)

Soon more, (this was to figure out how to post on this forum)





Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: darrylhuffman on June 09, 2019, 07:13:37 PM
I have had the complete kit sitting on my shelf for ages.

I look forward to your build.

Looks good so far.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 09, 2019, 07:35:26 PM
Looks very good so far!



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 09, 2019, 09:37:09 PM
Very nice.

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 10, 2019, 12:30:43 AM
I already started this build a few weeks ago, so the next days I 'll post the rest of the machinery.

The Carriage platform

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2cqm9u1.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2mlfsh.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2r2yybr.jpg)



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: darrylhuffman on June 10, 2019, 12:51:47 AM
You have probably seen this video of a working steam powered sawmill.

But just in case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvurSjBVW8


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 10, 2019, 01:28:46 AM
No, I haven't seen that. Thank you very much. Most interesting . I am very new in the 'Logging' world. Just thought this sawmill kit was really great to build. Still need to do some research on how everything works in an actual steam powered sawmill. Not only that, but the actual cutting, spar tree systems, transporting from forest to the mill in the 20ties and later. So I am looking youtube logging videos to get some understanding.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: darrylhuffman on June 10, 2019, 02:46:31 AM
Robert,

Send me your mailing address and I will send you a free copy of my CD, Small Sawmill Operator's Manual.

This is a book on CD that was published just after WW2 to help with rebuilding efforts in the USA.

Best single source of what a sawmill does, how to set one up and so on.

Designed for someone to build and operate a small sawmill.

Best single source of information that I know of.

A gift for you as a newcomer.

darrylhuffman@yahoo.com


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 10, 2019, 09:22:23 AM
Here are the Live and Dead Rolls

(http://i67.tinypic.com/m79y4x.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2lw3v5x.jpg)

And the Edger

(http://i63.tinypic.com/vmwtwx.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2q865jd.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/111jo02.jpg)

Final weathering and sawdust when in situ at the Mill... ;)




Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: 5thwheel on June 10, 2019, 09:41:06 AM
Can the head of this edger be set up for different widths of lumber?


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Hauk on June 10, 2019, 10:28:27 AM
The metal and wood parts look great!
A little tutorial on how you paint the metal parts would be much appreciated.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Peter_T1958 on June 10, 2019, 12:15:49 PM
The metal and wood parts look great!
A little tutorial on how you paint the metal parts would be much appreciated.

I totally agree -thanks Hauk to point that out . And a littel tutorial on how you did the wooden parts would be much apprechiated too ;)


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on June 10, 2019, 12:49:05 PM
It seems Robert is breathing some life into the group. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: shropshire lad on June 10, 2019, 03:25:02 PM
It seems Robert is breathing some life into the group. -- Russ

 Almost makes you want to do some modelling for yourself !

   Which , by the way,I am doing .


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 10, 2019, 08:18:59 PM
Wow, great work on those! The castings are superb, too.

Are the wooden frames part of the castings, or are they built up from real wood?


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 11, 2019, 12:08:00 AM
5thwheel, when you assemble the edger, you can choose the widths but you have to glue the saws in place.
Ray, thanks and the wood on these machines is real wood which one has to provide and , of course cut and weather.
Hi Hauk, I remember your name from a few posts on the GEMME forum.  ( that is a French forum for metric and narrow gauge  )

For the painting of the metal, first, there is no paint on it ! The white metal castings (CHB) are chemically blackened, buffed, treated with dark steel pigment from AK, which was fixed with a diluted super matte varnish from AK , and then worn down with some cotton , little bit of rust powders (AK), engine grime, engine oil on the bearings. All very subtle applied. The leather belts are made from two layers of masking tape glued together with the sticky sides and painted leather color ( humbrol)

Peter, for the wood of the machinery , which I meant to look like well aged, rock hard, oil stained and used oak timbers, I used yellow poplar ( Liriodendrum tulipifera) which I have in my workshop. ( I restore antiques and works of art) But maple or something like that would give the same result. As long as it has a dense grain, meaning no grain at all. Basswood would work also, but this is much softer and takes the stain differently. Absorbs it more. I prefer to use this for outside walls of buildings. ( I 'll post some other edifices with different weathering and wood treatment I've build later on. Here's one example. One of the SW Dueling Shacks)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/zmzf5z.jpg)

So, first the wood is given structure, with a stiff steel brush and a tool I made and called 'The Scratcher' . ( no, no, not a NWSL thing, but a genuine Robert G artefact !!)
To make dieper groves in the stripwood and especially in the harder species of wood, where a wire brush won't do the job, this little convenient utensil made out of oak and inserted sharpened small nails embedded in epoxy performs excellent.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/33o6wz7.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/nedbap.jpg)

After the graining, I stain the wood with a brownish stain I made from 'Bitume de Judée. This is an crude oil derivative I use in my workshop, but a stain made with artistic oil paint and mineral spirits does the job aswel. The color is to be chosen in function of the purpose of the wood. Outside sun bleached barn wood will need a different one than this machinery wood. Makes sense, ....
When dry I highlight these beams by scratching the surface with a sharp knife, X-acto type. Now this is why a harder ( then basswood) wood has the benefit with doing this operation . No fuzzies !! The darker grain grooves stay and the surface gets lighter.  Then further weathering comes with the application of the different oil/grime like stuff near the bearings, on places where this would seem logical.

So, I hope this is of some help, but I doubt I've written anything nobody already knew. There is much artistic quality modeling on this forum. And most, this is my way of doing things, not THE way.

Soon more  ;)






Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Hydrostat on June 11, 2019, 01:00:26 PM
This is going to be a very interesting thread. I'm looking forward to your further posts. Yellow poplar ... never heard of that before. I had to look it up and it seems to be a quite typical species in northern America, but it is available in Europe, too. Thanks for posting!

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 11, 2019, 10:57:26 PM
Thanks for the explanation. Your weathering of the wood is excellent.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 17, 2019, 06:18:48 AM
Here are the Double Cylinder Mill Engine and the Boiler

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2ccledh.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/op1mkz.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/zw1737.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/25qglzc.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/30b23hu.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/14spo9v.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2yn3pqc.jpg)

And the boiler on it's concrete base.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/24pdldg.jpg)

soon more  ;)

Robert




Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 17, 2019, 07:24:34 AM
Very well done on the boiler and steam engine!

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 17, 2019, 09:21:38 AM
In America Yellow Poplar is a wood used as a secondary wood in furniture making and as a primary wood in painted furniture and cabinetry because of its featureless grain.  Having run a cabinet shop for over 35 years I have used the off falls for many uses including reducing it into splines for subroadbed on a trio of model railroads.  I recently used poplar for custom mouldings for a remodel of a bedroom at my house.  I have used poplar for cores of O Scale boxcars in the past mostly because there is lots of it in the shorts pile in the shop. 

I do like the rake you made for distressing the wooden pieces.  And, until I looked closely at the first picture of the shed I thought it was real.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on June 17, 2019, 12:04:00 PM
Excellent finish on the metal parts. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 17, 2019, 02:32:40 PM


 Almost makes you want to do some modelling for yourself !

   Which , by the way,I am doing .

You had better be , considering how hard I am grafting on your behalf 😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Design-HSB on June 17, 2019, 02:52:40 PM
Unique parts that have been superbly built, with great colour finish.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: darrylhuffman on June 18, 2019, 12:02:31 AM
The texture and finish on the boiler is superb.

Having been in this hobby forever, I continue to be impressed by modelers such as you.

I sure wish you lived nearby so I could watch you weather metal.

Why not pick one small piece and film how you weather it and put it on Youtube.

I would love to see it.

Darryl Huffman


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: shropshire lad on June 18, 2019, 01:01:53 AM


 Almost makes you want to do some modelling for yourself !

   Which , by the way,I am doing .

You had better be , considering how hard I am grafting on your behalf 😂😂😂😂

 And don’t think it is not appreciated .


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Les Tindall on June 18, 2019, 04:18:23 AM
That "scratcher" looks a useful tool, I've found that a wire brush does not always, as you say, make deep enough grooves so I'm off to get some short sharp nails or tacks.  Superb weathering both on the building and the boiler. 
Les Tindall


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 18, 2019, 12:29:48 PM
Been working on the subfloor. These items , amongst others, come in and on it. The steel cable drum, the skids with brackets..

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2uy59g1.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2s6o7s7.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/55f683.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/35jvxoz.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/zxpkl4.jpg)

soon more  ;)


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 18, 2019, 10:16:52 PM
More excellent work! I especially like the texture and color on the boiler.

I'm also amazed by the quality of the castings!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 23, 2019, 11:03:52 AM
This is the log loading dock. No roof on the final assembly, so sun bleached wood ! ;)
More weathering when everything has been put together.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/29ehky1.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/v30pr6.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/okdf94.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/288uzgp.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/atpykn.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/wv999c.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mwb1ty.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/kdpv1i.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/3by1k.jpg)

That's all Folks......

For now  :)


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on June 23, 2019, 01:12:10 PM
You really captured the appearance of weathered wood. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 23, 2019, 11:24:03 PM
Wow, that looks great!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: fspg2 on June 25, 2019, 01:52:19 AM
Great works of art - the aging is just great!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Bill Gill on June 25, 2019, 06:13:14 AM
more impressive progress. My layout will have a small sawmill and I'm soaking up ideas from your thread.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on June 27, 2019, 12:22:33 AM
The Head frame.

As an extra personal touch, I decided to reinforce these constructions because, after so many years of heavy use, the two beams started to wiggle a bit. So I forged these big iron ( brass)
crochets to hold everything together. Nobody wants these to fall on their heads...

(http://i65.tinypic.com/nyxt92.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/hulgec.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2eewu48.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2ebhgur.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2z8ns55.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2gt4xl3.jpg)

 ;)



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 27, 2019, 12:46:20 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 27, 2019, 07:11:17 PM
Great detail.

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Mobilgas on July 03, 2019, 06:41:32 AM
I also have the Sawmill kit from Sierra West that I bought when it first came out. Will I ever get to it??? Probably Not...... So ill follow along and enjoy your build.  ;D


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 04, 2019, 12:21:30 AM
More details. Main drive supports, sawdust blower.
Soon more. ;)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2lbbywz.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/21d4duf.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/34glso6.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/mvl1qd.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/wurrc1.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/296ok7o.jpg)



 ;) Robert


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Franck Tavernier on July 04, 2019, 01:46:13 PM
Hi Robert, glad to see you here!

I already know this excellent job, but I never get tired of seeing it....

Franck


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on July 05, 2019, 01:04:10 AM
Franck, where have you been? -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 05, 2019, 11:57:19 PM
Nice work! I like those rough concrete supports.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 06, 2019, 02:37:53 AM
these are resin castings that come with the kit. All castings, white metal or resin are top notch quality !!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Franck Tavernier on July 06, 2019, 04:31:42 AM
Franck, where have you been? -- Russ

Hi Russ,

I had some health concerns, to take seriously, but I'm fine.

What has gone back further, my return to modelling....

Nevertheless, I went back to work....finally! A freelance gas loco in 1:35 scale!

Franck




Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Peter_T1958 on July 06, 2019, 06:03:30 AM
This is just excellent modelling - thanks for sharing these photos!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 07, 2019, 05:15:27 PM
Fun to see this coming together.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Eric Green on July 08, 2019, 05:51:49 AM
Ha!  I found the French Wizard!  You know how I feel about this project because I'm sending you my unopened C.H.B Woodsman kit with saws, etc.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 08, 2019, 10:34:57 AM
Looking forward to it !!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Design-HSB on July 09, 2019, 08:41:13 AM
I am still looking for a very good solution for wire mesh fence. On a large scale, this is so simple, but unfortunately not in the model.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 10, 2019, 02:49:17 PM
The sawdust bin.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2vcfey8.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/33yjjhg.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/oi89bk.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/21dlylc.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/28sy6u1.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/10nyi34.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/ei731d.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/rc582d.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2hwp7cx.jpg)

 ;)




Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on July 10, 2019, 04:06:57 PM
Beautiful detail!!

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 11, 2019, 12:41:00 AM
When I posted the last photo, I realised there was something missing on the bin floor. It looked like this floor was floating. Nothing for it to rest upon. So I added these joists. Looks much better I think. I still have to add a nbw here and there.

Also an opportunity to get a view from underneath.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/34yyxj5.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/1z49vfn.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/1euknd.jpg)



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on July 11, 2019, 01:02:57 AM
Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Franck Tavernier on July 12, 2019, 11:58:37 PM
Nice job Robert, however some bolts are missing on the braces for example.... ;)

Franck


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 13, 2019, 12:14:47 AM
Franck, read my post !!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 13, 2019, 12:44:50 AM
Excellent!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Design-HSB on July 24, 2019, 04:09:02 AM
Hi Robert,

looks more like an original, absolutely successful.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 24, 2019, 07:46:13 AM
Since the joists don't rest on the top of the piers, there needs to be some bracing to keep them and the floor from falling to the ground.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 24, 2019, 09:34:10 AM
Ever heard of mortise and tenon? They are assembled like that...


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Hauk on July 24, 2019, 12:09:33 PM
Ever heard of mortise and tenon? They are assembled like that...

I think it is quite unlikely that they would use  that type of joints on a utilitarian structure like this.

So I think Lawvton has a point. 

I also think that on the whole this structure look a little unstable. There is no bracing on the long side under the chute, and the short sides have only one diagonal bracing, to have a stable building you need cross-bracing. But I guess you could find several examples of prototype buildings that suffer problems like this. Not all real-life craftsmen were first class!

This said, the model looks smashing and the modelwork is top-notch.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 24, 2019, 08:11:47 PM
I like it! Seems to be holding together. Not sure how heavy sawdust is anyway.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 26, 2019, 01:23:07 PM
The Log Stop on it's wooden base.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/ejsepc.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/ztzznk.jpg)



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on July 27, 2019, 10:51:12 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/333boyo.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/9v9r2f.jpg)

 ;)


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 28, 2019, 09:53:18 AM
Sawdust is a very hydroscopic material.  When is an open topped bin it will absorb lots of water.  The sawdust itself when dry will float on water, but when wet it weighs quite a lot.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: shitao on July 31, 2019, 05:07:01 AM
Hi

It is always easy to show photos from the real thing..
When will you show us some pics from a model?.. ;D

Looks amazing!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on July 31, 2019, 12:19:28 PM
You are linking your photos and some links do not work. Please upload your photos to this forum -- do not link them. Many visitors complain because they cannot see the photos. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Franck Tavernier on August 04, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
Nice job Robert  ;)

Franck


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 04, 2019, 10:05:04 PM
Stunning!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on August 26, 2019, 11:51:40 AM
The entrance door of the Maintenance Shed of the sawmill.

(https://i.ibb.co/f1qvRKk/DSCN3855.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/NNNPJ34/DSCN3857.jpg)


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on August 26, 2019, 12:22:59 PM
The owners of that building are unusually polite. Most signs omit the "please" and some add "trespassers will be shot". -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 26, 2019, 01:42:13 PM
Only in Kentucky and West Virginia do they say "shot on sight"


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Barney on August 26, 2019, 02:59:41 PM
A sign outside a mine entrance in the forest of Dean England
                                                 
                                               Vandals will not be prosecuted
                                                               next of kin
                                                           will be informed

Barney


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 26, 2019, 07:25:14 PM
Only the English would be that polite.  My favorite sign in England is a warning sign near to Stonehenge which instructs one to not touch anything because it might explode and kill you. 

At the head of the pack is one that was on a laser in the physics lab in college which said "Please do not look into the lasing aperture with your remaining good eye".  Simple and to the point!

A sign on the outside fence of a safari park in Florida warns that trespassers will be killed and eaten. 



Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: 1-32 on August 28, 2019, 01:05:23 AM
polite, great door Robert


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 28, 2019, 11:37:45 AM
Awesome work on that wall and door!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Mobilgas on November 27, 2019, 08:30:03 AM
Another Post with No pictures.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on November 27, 2019, 02:54:23 PM
Robert, apparently you linked your photos to the forum, you did not upload the actual jpegs. To ensure your photos always are visible, please upload 230 KB jpegs directly to the forum. Otherwise you will frustrate the visitors to this site and especially us members. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: shropshire lad on November 27, 2019, 03:48:28 PM
Robert, apparently you linked your photos to the forum, you did not upload the actual jpegs. To ensure your photos always are visible, please upload 230 KB jpegs directly to the forum. Otherwise you will frustrate the visitors to this site and especially us Grumpy Old Men . -- Russ

  Corrected for accuracy !


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on February 15, 2020, 01:17:05 AM
The sawmill Storage & Maintenance rooms and the stationary boiler.

(https://i.ibb.co/qg5qwhh/DSCN4132.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Wzt8177)

(https://i.ibb.co/y05G713/DSCN4130.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XXpNMgw)

(https://i.ibb.co/ChdKVjj/DSCN4127.jpg) (https://ibb.co/V2yYMFF)

(https://i.ibb.co/BrMSv5Q/DSCN4125.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k9CWzsw)

(https://i.ibb.co/2ZCPyvg/DSCN4123.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0s6ZcCh)

(https://i.ibb.co/YdycW1R/DSCN4122.jpg) (https://ibb.co/DM89bvV)

(https://i.ibb.co/BVBFRpp/DSCN4121-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7JKLFff)

(https://i.ibb.co/2gzLYWh/DSCN4112.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cDWpXk3)

(https://i.ibb.co/XJnJWXV/DSCN4111.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4NbNFWJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/x5gZdc5/DSCN4109.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h8d0wn8)

(https://i.ibb.co/CwVc7r4/DSCN4108.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mRhjqxd)

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Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Les Tindall on February 15, 2020, 10:15:57 AM
That's incredible, absolutely wonderful modelling and great photos.
Les


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Design-HSB on February 15, 2020, 10:41:42 AM
Stunning, I imagine a historical sawmill.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on February 15, 2020, 10:59:38 AM
Great detailing Robert.

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 15, 2020, 12:40:48 PM
Beautiful work!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on February 15, 2020, 01:51:52 PM
Beautiful model.

You are still linking rather than uploading your photos. Please upload them directly to the forum.

Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 15, 2020, 11:05:28 PM
Awesome! Great job!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Bernhard on February 16, 2020, 03:33:16 AM
That's awesome, Robert. Looks like pictures of a real abandoned place.
Bernhard


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: 1-32 on February 18, 2020, 06:18:45 PM
Hi Robert.
Lovely finish you have covered it all, love the ledgers on the desk and the rolls of the veneer this level of detail can hurt.
Cheers


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on March 01, 2020, 02:52:42 PM
Robert asked me to post this photo for him. I'll let him describe it. -- Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 01, 2020, 11:06:53 PM
Whoa! That freight shed (?) diorama is stunning!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: fspg2 on March 02, 2020, 02:35:56 AM
It just looks fantastic!


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Robert G on May 26, 2020, 10:42:57 AM
The finished sawmill.

(https://i.ibb.co/4RZjCTN/DSCN4306.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/gF05wZG/DSCN4335.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/Ltw7M9b/DSCN4334.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/MNdN3C2/DSCN4333.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/Wt4zkMD/DSCN4332.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/GdphsJ4/DSCN4329.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/pPGFQDB/DSCN4327.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/nCnR0ZR/DSCN4326.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/qdpDZgQ/DSCN4323.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/vYGXg1W/DSCN4321.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/pZdb4Sp/DSCN4320.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/k92FVwT/DSCN4319.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/NLY09Jg/DSCN4318.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/x7Yks5y/DSCN4316.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/s9fPPx0/DSCN4315.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/09tRSMq/DSCN4311.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/86p81Kt/DSCN4310.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/Hq6JymY/DSCN4307.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/4RZjCTN/DSCN4306.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/g7VCXhV/DSCN4305.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/BNf9XTg/DSCN4304.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/3zfB7zd/DSCN4303.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/84JxSFs/DSCN4302.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/yN2k7Bj/DSCN4299.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/kBkxYGy/DSCN4300.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/g93Qr9q/DSCN4297.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/7N6f2FB/DSCN4298.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/zsrG3kC/DSCN4295.jpg)

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(https://i.ibb.co/kmRczdH/DSCN4292.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/0JH8nq3/DSCN4291.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/0Qz9fFB/DSCN4289.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/p0H9HM3/DSCN4287.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/8dfgtNF/DSCN4284.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/2qLwRJ0/DSCN4283.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/KFmLqGd/DSCN4279.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/pzxKCHJ/DSCN4280.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/Ln7zKZG/DSCN4277.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/t8fC8Zq/DSCN4271.jpg)

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(https://i.ibb.co/0Qz9fFB/DSCN4289.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/p0H9HM3/DSCN4287.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/8dfgtNF/DSCN4284.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/2qLwRJ0/DSCN4283.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/KFmLqGd/DSCN4279.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/pzxKCHJ/DSCN4280.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/Ln7zKZG/DSCN4277.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/vqsgGyV/DSCN4272.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/MgTL65j/DSCN4331.jpg)

 
Robert.  ;)






Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Bill Gill on May 26, 2020, 01:21:14 PM
Robert, Excelent model! and great photos! and you finished it all in just under a year like you thought. Great work.

Perhaps an off topic question, how much wood could that sawmill saw in a typical day?
I ask because there has been a simple mockup of a small sawmill on my layout for several
years while I dither whether at the time (~1954) and place (Vermont) a small mill of its size
might have been served only  by trucks.

I did find photos of a mill roughly the same size down South in the mid 1950s that cut enough
board feet in a day to fill two 40 ft boxcars, that would be lenty for my my tiny layout! But I don't
think the same opertion would still be workingthat way in New England then.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: finescalerr on May 26, 2020, 02:27:18 PM
Most satisfactory in every respect.

I hope you realize you have posted links to those excellent photos instead of uploading actual images. It's only a matter of time before the links break and we're left with empty spaces where the photos used to be. You will have aggravated a lot of people ... including me ... when the links expire.

Russ


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Bernhard on May 27, 2020, 02:20:08 AM
Robert, this is an absolutely excellent project. My respects!
Concerning the pictures I'm with Russ, although I've saved them on my hard disk for safety's sake.

Bernhard


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 27, 2020, 06:53:27 AM
A beautiful build one of the best I've seen of that sawmill.

Jerry


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Peter_T1958 on May 27, 2020, 01:46:10 PM
Marvelous! All those details! I look at the pictures again and again and I just can't get enough of it...


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Barney on May 27, 2020, 03:31:08 PM
Stunning stuff this And we can all see you have took your time with all the details and the way the photographs have been taken
but we are going to loose them like some of your other stuff and it does just leave a big hole in the forum !!
Im no computer whizz kid and have had the same problems myself  A photographic man I know said try this one http://webresizer.com/ its free and its easy but always remember to down load your photos to your PC        WEBRESIZER  only keep them for about 6weeks   it only takes about 6 clicks and it works I normally set the new size to 500 to 550 and the image quality to 90 if they don't post just lower the numbers a little - I have found it quicker on Google Chrome than just Google and you do get a % in the corner of your screen showing where about things are happening Lots of people use different ways but this one is well suited to me but there are other ways that are better but I have tried some but don't rely understand them !
Barney
try it any problems please email me


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Barney on May 27, 2020, 03:35:55 PM
PS  and don't appear to effect Uncle Russ in his Hibernation time !


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 27, 2020, 09:28:44 PM
Holy cow, that looks fantastic! So realistic.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Design-HSB on May 29, 2020, 03:57:51 AM
These are the contributions why I am looking here.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Barney on May 29, 2020, 11:06:07 AM
Excellent the more I look the more I find - and I do think photographing these dioramas outside certainly adds to the realism -  what  is your technique for the old wood colouring ? 
Barney


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 29, 2020, 07:07:14 PM
I also really like the detailed landscape around the mill. It's extremely realistic, and clearly a lot of thought was put into making it that way.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Mobilgas on June 04, 2020, 05:06:37 PM
Robert,  Nice job on the Sawmill ......Question??  I'm with Russ you took all this time to build this why did you not post the pictures from your own computer for they will not be lost and be on this forum for years to come???I don't get it. So I will copy all your pictures Now and they will be on My Computer  ;D


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: Bill Gill on June 04, 2020, 06:23:30 PM
I agree with Russ, Barney and Craig. So many good photos have been lost. Threads that were bookmarked for future refernce have been decimated...
I takes a bit to figure out how to post them here, but...if even I can do it, anyone can.


Title: Re: The Sierra West Sawmill Project
Post by: lab-dad on June 05, 2020, 07:58:44 AM
WOW!
Warms my heart to see another version of this.
You've done an outstanding job and the "setting" where the photo's were taken is perfect.
Congratulations! I know it is a monumental project but well worth the effort!
-Marty Jones