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  • #61
    Roland

    Nice work! Your layout will be outstanding when completed. Keep at it!

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    • #62
      Roland,

      Love the layout. I think I caught a glimpse of a sawmill somewhere. I'm looking for a small backwoods-est sawmill for my layout. Could you post some pics of yours or some dimensions. If you like I'm always open for email.

      Keep up the great work!!!!!

      Mike Reuter

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      • #63
        Hi All, It's been a while but I have managed to get something done. I have "planted" the engine house, watertank and blacksmith shop. I have named each area of the layout after one of our dogs. This area is called Sarah's Point.

        At this point there is no sawmill, only a mockup. I'm trying to justify the cost of a SW sawmill kit, but can't do it.









        Roland

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        • #64
          Roland,

          Fantastic!

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          • #65
            That looks so real.....

            Great inovation and craftsmanship Roland!

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            • #66
              Gosh Roland,

              I don't know how I missed this thread until now. I just finished reading through all five pages. What a fantastic layout you have going there. I'm not at all surprised as I've seen the work you do with your structures. You have both the talent and an eye for color and detail. I fully expect to see this layout featured in one of the modeling magazines.

              You mentioned you could not justify the cost of a sawmill kit. With your talents who needs to buy any kit, simply scratch build one.

              Keep up the great work and keep the pictures coming.
              Michael

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              • #67
                Roland, you can buy the saw mill machinary from SW and Brett is offering a plan packet where you supply the wood and he supplies the plans and details and hardware.

                That would be a cheaper way to go, or just the machinary and you design the building.

                Mark
                W,L,&E

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                • #68
                  Such superb work Roland! Happy to see this thread back in action and to see that fabulous EH find a home.

                  Arthur
                  Arthur

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                  • #69
                    Simply beautiful!
                    Troels Kirk

                    Näsum, Sweden

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                    • #70
                      Hi Roland,

                      The engine house looks great at the end there, a certain focal point upon entry to the room. Given the quality of your recent builds, I don't doubt you would manage a scratchbuild of the sawmill just fine. The set of sawmill machinery (ex-CHB gear) from Brett would be a very worth while addition though. Depending on the size of the mill as well, you may not need all the different items to complete the model.

                      Do you have any copies of the Finescale Annuals? There was a chapter on the mill that Marty (Labdad) built, and is the basis for the Sierra West future kit. The chapter had plenty of photos and drawings that would help in building a similar version.

                      Dan Pickard
                      http://www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com/

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                      • #71
                        :up:

                        well done, very photogenic
                        " Stay Motivated in Life "

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                        • #72
                          Roland, very, very nice. The scenes are nicely busy and realistic.

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                          • #73
                            Roland...just catching up on your beautiful railway....(I sent you a PM)....tom

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                            • #74
                              WOW!!!

                              What a great job you're doing on your layout.

                              Thanks for the pictures and it should be in a magazine so more could see it.
                              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                              FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                              • #75
                                Thanks for all the comments. I am always amazed that a little dirt can change everything. As I mentioned sections of the layout are named after our dogs (past and present}. The other night while looking through an old book called "Ghost Towns of the West" I came across a town called Barkerville. The name seemed to fit, and a search on the computer turned up 155 pages of photos. As space is quite limited, I trying to figure out how to model it. Need to get it in my head, then I'll start..

                                Roland

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