View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Tue Dec 29th, 2015 09:48 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Sean,
Let take the Sawmill first
A basic sawmill would have the following saws
(A) Main saw - (probably a circular saw - may be 2-high
(B) Edger/Slitter saw -
(C) Cut-to-length saw.

At the main saw you need enough length to handle your longest logs on both sides of the saw.
If you need to hold timber in front of the edger, then you may need 2x your longest log downstream of your main saw.

For this plan to work you'll have to work with a dry deck sawmill rather than with one with a log pond. Further thinking about it, perhaps the plant should be flipped 180 degrees - So if the crane was moved to the right hand end of the building, this would put the loading area against the buffers and allow perhaps 2 flatcars to remain spotted for loading while new sawlogs are brought in on your skeleton cars
Here's the flipped version

If you want to see what is inside a steam driven sawmill have a look at

Lets talk coal mines next,

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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