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One of the reasons I decided to switch to On30 was the ability to detail the bejeezus out of models. One of the drawbacks from going From N to O is the amount of real estate that it takes up. I have enough space for either the JV Lucas mill, or Keystone Danby. Last night I caught up on Dave's super-mill, and after I mopped up a puddle of drool, I decided that there is no reason why I couldn't build a sweet (but much smaller) mill as well.

I can't seem to find either kit available in O scale...

L:

Does anyone have plans for either of these kits? Scale doesn't matter...I can resize and print...

 

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This doesn't look like Daves build but http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/345-1021

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Thanks Lynn. I guess I had a mental moment without thinking to check walthers.

Any idea if any machinery is included in that JV kit?

The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning toward the smaller mill...

The mill engine, and boiler are still easily sourced from Keystone...adding the circular saw from sierra west....hmmm.

 

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Found the Danby Mill on Fleabay. In HO scale....Ordered it, just for the plans. I'll have it back on there after making copies...:Crazy:

Unless someone on here wants it!

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Good luck finding the sawmill kit in O scale. I had one on order for about 3 years in the last century..finally gave up on ever getting the kit.  Another great reason for building a mining railroad!

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Wish I had caught you sooner. I have the O scale Danby kit. I could copy them if you like. At the time I bought it I was able to get some machinery for it too. It will take up residence in the boat repair yard in the not to distant future. Some of the sawmills can end up being the whole layout if you get wound up in it.
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:bang:

Never fails.

Clif, is there any way they could be scanned an emailed? If that's too much to ask, that's no problem, The HO kit should be here in a day or two, and it doesn't take me more than 15 minutes to scan, then resize them. More than likely, I'd end up completely redrawing them digitally anyway, so I can use standard sized stripwood rather than scale lumber. (the difference between a 1/16 board, and a scale 2" isn't super important to me, I'd rather be able to pick up midwest basswood at the LHS rather than order online)

 

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I will see what I can do and let you know what I get. It may take a couple of days though. You know with this working for a living stuff.
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Got the plans done, check your private email. I hope the message went through. If not I will send it again.

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Clif,

just pm'ed you back.

Many thanks! :2t:

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Thanks to the help of some stellar folks on freerails, I'm armed to the teeth with information on building a small mill. Many thanks!

This weekend is the Great Scale Model Train Show at Timonium Maryland... I'll be scouring the tables for pieces and parts that will help me in my efforts, and whatever I can't get there, I'll be ordering. It might be hard to do a proper "scour"with a super excited 5 year old in tow (or more likely towing me)

Once I get started...I'll start a new thread for everyone to follow along.

Again...Thanks!

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Ooooh...Timonium!

Wish I could be at that one...not so much for the show though.

I have a friend who lives in Baltimore that's opening his HOn30 layout up for ops and I was invited...if I could get there.

Good luck finding parts for the sawmill. You should be successful at that show.

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Clif, I just scored the O scale Danby castings on eBay but again, no plans. I have the HO scale kit complete with plans but there seem to be some different parts in O scale. Would you mind sending me a copy of your plans too?

Thanks, Doug

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 Sorry for nthe delay, been very busy doing the "working for a living thing". I will send the via email shortly. By the way what kind of equipment did you find?

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Funny how life gets in the way of what we wanna do! But I suppose if we want to eat and stay warm...

It appears to be all the metal castings from the O scale kit. Once I have an inventory list I can verify what I have. Interestingly, I almost lost them...literally! The seller sent them Priority mail and mistakenly taped the hinge side of the box instead of the flap side. When the box arrived, it was empty. I called my post office and contacted the seller who, within a few hours, discovered the parts had fallen out at his post office. WHEW! :glad:

Talk about lucky! :thumb:

Doug

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