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 Posted: Thu Aug 8th, 2013 01:32 pm
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Herb,

Those are some nice detail pictures of the grits mill and saw mill, Very modelable in a small space. It be great fun or frustration doing the stone work.

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No probs on the quiz Herb ...

... I try to pay attention !!!

Cheers

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Check out the Herb's mill-link ... it's COOL !



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Here is a video of an old grist mill. It would worth modeling too and it's a little simpler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoXK4v6HoL8



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And for something interesting, similar but different, here is the Falkirk Wheel in Scottland. It ain't super old but it sure is cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVYGG9TqsT4&list=TLCBiLb8_yG3A

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mwiz64 wrote:
And for something interesting, similar but different, here is the Falkirk Wheel in Scottland. It ain't super old but it sure is cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVYGG9TqsT4&list=TLCBiLb8_yG3A


Hey, how about adding tracks to get from one level of the railroad to the upper level. You could do a whole train.

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Mike--

The wheel may be turning, but there is no way any work can be done in the mill with that little amount of water.

When the mill in my pix is sawing, the waterwheel is going about 60RPM and is flooded with water. It's a lot smaller in diameter, of course.

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If you read the caption below, Herb, the lady said that the mill no longer functions but the owners keep water going over the wheel so that it turns.

Here where I live we have lotsa mills that no longer function but are now neat stores and such. There is one that still makes flour and sells bread but it doesn't look very interesting from a modeling standpoint.

Bernd, your right. A Falkirk Wheel type mechanism for trains would be cool but making one would be way beyond my ability



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mwiz64 wrote: Bernd, your right. A Falkirk Wheel type mechanism for trains would be cool but making one would be way beyond my ability.... and my available space.... Jose.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 9th, 2013 09:57 am
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Well, I could find the space in the yard, like Woodie does but I ruled that out a while ago. Living in Michigan makes outside model railroading less than desirable.

That said, I have seriously considered building the mill in the OP... At lease enough to start researching water wheel construction.



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Nice find Jose.   That's the Bale Grist Mill in St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA
I liked it so much I downloaded a bunch of photos to build it....I hope.



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