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LongHornCaddy
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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.

 

Thank you for any help.

 

LHC

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LONG HORN........i have all of the stuff that was written on fsm #140 sawmill. 

I have the full colour full page advert from oct 1975 RMC

I have the 2 page...lower 1/2 page per page full black and white advert on MR oct 75....2nd 1/2 page shows roof off the sawmill.

I have the june 1976 model railroader kit critique or test track write up.

I have the Dave Frary kit critique TEST TRACK date unknown.

mike

 

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Mike.

Is it possible to scan those pages and post them here.

Sounds like the info that LHC is seeking.

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Pictures would be a terrific help!

 

Thank you,

 

LHC

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pictures and all related stuff i have on fsm #140 small backwoods sawmill have been scanned and emailed to PALADIN to post to this thread or forward to you if he has your contact info.

For your info FSM made 2 sawmills complete with machinery.......the #140 the small sawmill and the #170 SUPER SAWMILL which is a larger more complex sawmill.

The more popular one is the #170, back 10 years ago it was actually fairly rare for the #140 to show up on ebay for sale for some reason.

 

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Thank you very much Mike!  I have both the 140 and 170 kits and selected to build 140 first.  I also have Sierra West Twins Mills completed.  I hope to have all three on my layout by next year.

 

Thank you again,

 

LHC

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LHC.

Check your PM's 

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Got the pictures, they'll be very helpful.  

 

Thank you very much!

 

LHC

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Long Horn Caddy and others,

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?

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Thanks PD. I finished the kit and diorama a couple months ago. Thank you though, the eBay kit looks nice!

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LHC

Like your Diorama a lot!

Great foot bridge in the middle that helps to separate the areas, as well as emphasis the rail lines.

Do you have any more info about the backwoods engine house you built, such as plans or photos of the interior with the roof removed?

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I'm not sure how to upload pics from my computer so I am getting these off my FaceBook. I've taken a couple months off from buiding structure to work on my layout (saws in the background of some pictures). The layot building is on the left














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Hi Caddy

You may find this link will be of help when posting pictures

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3111&forum_id=3

The more you use the gallery the easier it gets.

Don






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Wow some fantastic looking workmanship.

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Thank you Don & Lynn!

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great module/diorama

love it the FSM #160 backwoods logging engine house, elevated wood water tank, neat 2 tar paper sided ? cabins, one nice small all wood lean too shed, FSM #140 backwoods logging sawmill.

EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh ya neat little walking bridge over cravass.  A full scene just like its supposed to be.   Are those Sierra West backwoods logging service cars from their 6--10 car set they made.?

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:  5 madmike3434 moosies, doesn't get any better.

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Thank you MadMike!

LHC

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That's a very cool diorama, love the foot bridge.


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