Smolka Sawmill

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This sawmill is based on the one in the March 1990 Model Railroader. It is named after Andy Smolka NARA member#9.
    This will be one of at least three sawmills on my MAT. I have one already called the Schmidt Sawmill and will make at least one more as logging on the MAT continues to grow.
    It is N gauge.
    This picture shows it with just the walls in place.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A view from the other side.

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    Next shows the roof in place.

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  4. Matthyro

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    View from the other side.
    I will post more pictures as this project progresses

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    Another outstanding effort!
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looking good as always Robin!!
    Ralph
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    WOW!! Robin, another good scratch. Did you print the doors from your computer?
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    AWESOME as usual my friend!!!!!!!! :cool: :eek: :cool:
  9. Matthyro

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    Thanks guys. Dick I drew the doors using MS paint. The windows are drywall joint mesh.
    This next picture is the start of the slash burner.

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    I glued on peices of paper and made the spark arresting grid out of waste canvas. Waste canvas is sold at craft stores

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    next is the conveyer that carries sawdust from the sawmill up to the burner

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    Robin. This is just amazing.
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    Robin. This is the lumber I used to build my benchwork. It is top grade so it must have come from one of your mills.

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    Don't know how the lumber got to San Diego area Dick but am sure you put it to good use. ( I know you did)
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    Robin, thank you for another great model in the pipeline!

    Shamefacedly I must confess that you finished a mine, the coaling tower and now this sawmill, while I achieved next to nothing on my layout. :(

    My workshop is complete, so far. Now to have a nice little machine which generates model building time... :D :D :D

    I'm looking forward to watch your progress!

    Ron
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    Another masterpiece from the "Cardboard Wizard"! :D
    Fantastic modeling, & step-by-step, Robin!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    I have tried to make the roof look like standing-seam metal roofing.
    I glued 1/4inch strips of paper to the roof, the glued 1/16inch strips of paper over the seams. I think it will look somewhat better when the roof is painted which will be next.

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    And all N Scale. Amazing.
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    This photo shows roughly where this sawmill will be located. Lots of scenery work to be done. The building has its first coat of paint on. I will have to clean it up a bit with more washes. The conveyer to the slash burner hasn't been painted yet.

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    This photo shows where a bit more revenue comes from advertising.

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