I was curious if anyone has built this kit and might know the proper placement of the machinery? The instructions keep referring to the photos but the photos are kind of dark and very hard to see? Unfortunately I don't have the Oct 1975 issue of MRC for reference.
Great for research on your question, currently there's some rather good color photos of a built diorama of FSM kit #140 on that auction site *Bay,
Do a search for tittle: FINE SCALE MINIATURES BACKWOODS SAWMILL KIT#140 BUILT.
I have no interest in this auction, but it is scheduled to end 9-11-11 at 6PM PDT. After that you will have to search for it's photos under "completed auctions".
This built-diorama seems to be built consistent with the FSM Ad in MR Oct 75, except for the inverted orientation of the log storage rack along RR tracks at front of sawmill. Which I do not understand why the modeler would have modeled it this way, as it wouldn't make much prototypical sense?