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Author Topic: The Sierra West Sawmill Project  (Read 19710 times)
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« 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.





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





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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 07:35:26 PM »

Looks very good so far!

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 09:37:09 PM »

Very nice.

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« Reply #4 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







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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 09:22:23 AM »

Here are the Live and Dead Rolls





And the Edger







Final weathering and sawdust when in situ at the Mill... Wink


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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 09:41:06 AM »

Can the head of this edger be set up for different widths of lumber?
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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 Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2019, 12:49:05 PM »

It seems Robert is breathing some life into the group. -- Russ
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« Reply #13 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 .
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« Reply #14 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?
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