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 Posted: Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 11:15 pm
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Alan Sewell

 

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Hi Reg

I had a look at the BTS site as well,
and although there are some East Coast variations I think they have just made a lot of compromises,
or have been influenced by other modelers mills rather than going back to the prototype.

I am sure a two bandsaw mill would produce heavy timbers,
and there is no provision for grading boards just a transfer for unsorted lumber.

The tramway and drying yard looks way too small, as is the dry kiln.
Normally these are in banks and can cover an area nearly as big as the mill. Same for a planing mill.

I think the biggest problem is the lack of green chain,
and as often is the case with model mills, loading lumber straight on to railcars from a door in the mill.

Having said all this the main mill is a good basis for a model. 
Whether using anymore of the BTS models as they are is a good idea,
really depends on your thoughts about the accuracy of the product,
and how comfortable you are with this.

Sorry for the rambling it is getting late this side of the pond

Alan


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