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  • Scratchbuilt Sawmill

    Now completed the scratchbuilt sawmill and log pond, and log monkeys are hard at work.






  • #2
    PAUL, HATS OFF TO YOU! IT LOOKS GREAT! Really professional and a darn site better than anything I'd[old shake the box and it comes out painted and weathered]tackle. Is your layout entirely a logging theme?...Tom.

    Tom in NH

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    • #3
      Thanks guys,

      Tom,

      My whole 14' by 11' railroad room is full of a logging empire. It was featured in Model Railroading magazine Aug/Sept 2000 and again in November 2001 under "Badger Creek Lumber Company" my website has many photo's of it.

      Cheers friend.

      Paul



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      • #4
        Paul,

        your sawmill and pond are excellent..

        what did you use to create the water for the pond?

        Joe

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        • #5
          Hi Joe, I used High Gloss Yacht Varnish, took around 6 coats to get it to look okay.

          Paul



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          • #6
            Paul,

            You certainly give us meer mortals some thing aim at.

            Nelson

            Lay track and run trains. - Don't forget the scenery.

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            • #7
              Pual-

              A BEAUTIFUL job! If you don't mind my asking, (1) how did you get that sheet metal roof thin enough to lap the upper panels over the lower panels? A great effect not done with styrene. And (2) what plant/tree did you use to make your logs? They would have to be natural material by the looks.

              BTW: I have completed some of the older wooden craftsman kits of rolling stock (Empire City, Ambroid, etc.), and have really enjoyed them. They have taught me a LOT of skills one would need to attempt scratchbuilding from wood. They're hard to find in hobby stores, but you can get them fairly inexpensively on e-bay (~$15).

              If you're a journeyman modeler (like me!) this is a great way to start easing out of the plastic kits and start down the road towards making something like Paul's work of art.

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              • #8
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                Pual-


                A BEAUTIFUL job! If you don't mind my asking, (1) how did you get that sheet metal roof thin enough to lap the upper panels over the lower panels? A great effect not done with styrene. And (2) what plant/tree did you use to make your logs? They would have to be natural material by the looks.


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                Hi ,

                The sheet metal looking roof is in fact tinfoil, I ran a large comb down it.

                The tree (logs) started out life as 1/2" balsa rasped/cut to shape/painted, then cut in half and inserted into the log pond.

                Paul



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