1st structure in my sawmill complex complete

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by rlundy90, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. rlundy90

    rlundy90 Member

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    I managed to get the wood glued into the lumber rack. I wanted it to look like a busy lumber yard so cut a bunch of my own out of tongue depressors to load the shelves. The kit doesn't supply much for the lumber rack and in very limited sizes.

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  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Neat work. I've got to build a small rack for my sawmill myself.
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    Now its time to add a few sub assemblies and trial fit the roof before adding the roof covering.

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    I use real cedar shingles for most of my structures as I really like the look of them. Takes forever to apply them, though.

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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    its good to hear from you again rlundy :thumb: you have got some GREAT looking structures there! cant wait to see'em on a layout :D --josh
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    as for shingles,what company do you use? i was going to try sierra scale models shingle strips.--josh
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I'm going to make an assumption here, that these are individual shingles cut from cigar wrappers, or from plane shavings.
    Taking forever?, shingle strips can be just as time consuming...getting each strip properly lined up with the previously applied strip. Individual shingles produce a true random color pattern that can't be done well, any other way.
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    Hi guys. The shingles I am using come from Seirra Scale Models. They come in packs with five sheets 2 1/2" X 5 1/2".They are then cut to size. They also come in three different thicknesses. I am using the middle thickness now, but next time will try the thin ones also. It is very labour intensive, but I am shingling while watching TV so it goes along at a fairly steady pace. As for weathering them I am still experimenting with them. I have tried several different ways now and am still not thoroughly pleased with the results, although they all look ok. Here's the completed roof. Now just the tarpaper roof to do.

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    Beautiful...
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    Thanks Mountainman. Taking a day off from modelling so nothing new to show today. Have to get my garden cultivated so we can plant by the weekend. So far it has been too cold and wet for gardening.
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    rlundy

    Very nice work. Maybe I missed it, but what scale. In the first pictures, is that a tin roof?

    Bill or willy4
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    They are both Campbell Scale model kits in HO scale. The main roof on the first structure is metal that comes in the kit. It looks like tin foil before it is painted. Ron.
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    Well I finally managed to get some time for a little modelling.Only a little more to go now. Just have to join this building to the 1st one with a pipe from the cyclone assembly to the mill building.

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    This is how the models look when put together. Just have to plant the buildings now and do a few details. Then it will be ready for the layout when it gets underway.

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    WoW...That's some excellent modeling..!! I too like to work with wood kits...but something like that would drive me up a wall....Congrats on a couple of really beautiful structures....!!

    You say you used tongue depressors for lumber..?? I need to fill up some racks on a wood distributor...
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    Thanks Steamhead. Yes, most of the lumber is made from tongue depressors I bought at a dollar store. I just cut them to length and then slice em up in the size I want. I also used balso wood to get some different color and texture.
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    Very nice work. I like the background, it looks like mine.

    Bill:thumb:
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    I think we all share pretty much that same background....!!! :roll1:
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    Here's a better picture of the background. My next project is a DVD on how to make this realistic backdrop in just a few evenings. Its so easy anyone can do it.

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    hahahahahahaha!