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  • Thank you Bernd and Andre! I appreciate your looking in.

    Mike
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    • Mike,

      Nice work on the kindling factory! I never knew they existed. It will add a lot of conversation to your layout!
      Dave

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      • Thank you, David!

        I’ve long been interested in the logging industry and related enterprises like clothespin factories etc. I don’t have room for a lumber mill and I came across photos of kindling wood factories, much more modest in size and interesting to me in appearance.

        Mike
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        • Like Greg said, great looking model & industry.

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          • Thank you, Bill!
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            • Interesting project Mike.
              Frank

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              • Nice thread Mike! Must say I just discovered this epic adventure!

                Philip
                Philip

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                  Originally posted by Frank Palmer


                  Interesting project Mike.


                  Thank you, Frank!
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                  • quote:


                    Originally posted by Philip


                    Nice thread Mike! Must say I just discovered this epic adventure!

                    Philip


                    Thanks, Philip! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
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                    • Looks very good Mike! That must have been a dangerous place to work with such flammable material.

                      Hakan

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                      • Yeah... they burned down with some regularity. Lopez, PA had I believe 3 different kindling factories burn in the span of two years. Somewhere I have a photo of the interior of the bundling room. Kindling factories are such a distinctive industry. If you don’t have the room for a full-blown logging operation with sawmill, the extended lumber industry has some fantastic opportunities for modelers. Kindling, clothespins, barrel staves, wood chemicals... all make for nice layout-sized industries with lots of cool traffic.

                        Mike, did you start whittling you huge piles of slab wood? Ha.

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                        • Thank you, Hakan.

                          Yes, a dangerous place. The tall structure was probably all dried out and being so tall might have been struck by sparks emanating from the nearby stack. Some kindling wood factories burned down twice in a year.

                          Mike
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                          • quote:


                            Originally posted by RyanAK



                            Mike, did you start whittling you huge piles of slab wood? Ha.


                            I’m thinking about it. Maybe I’ll start saving all those little bits I cut off the ends of stripwood and just throw them around the vicinity of the factory.
                            Mike
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                            • Today’s progress:



                              Next: roof.

                              Mike
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                              • The main components of the kindling wood factory are complete. A few details await my getting the scenery done and permanently placing the factory.

                                I cut out a piece of Masonite and screwed it down to the layout. The blue sponge is glued down and will hold the sawing shed in place. I got the idea to do that from a recent article Tony Koester did in MR.

                                Then I added some rough scenery material around the edges.



                                I painted the Masonite with an earth-colored [paint, and added layers of soil. The whole area is ready for a layer of dirt.



                                I've put down dirt and some grassy areas and placed the buildings where they will set.



                                More dirt, grass and weeds must be glued down.

                                Mike
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