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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2016 10:52 am
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Hi James,
for further inspiration on here can I point you to:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2093&forum_id=4&highlight=sawmill and

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7088&forum_id=11&highlight=sawmill

and Sean's sawmill planning at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6995&forum_id=11&highlight=sawmill

Sean - Are you still out there?? Any progress to report??

And that was some of the enttries on the first 3 pages of the 11 pages that the Freerails Search found using the word "sawmill".

Enjoy, and

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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 03:26 am
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Thanks Oz!

Yesterday the locomotive arrived on schedule!

Meet Crown Peak No. 1:



For additional photos, please see my quick mid-week post on the blog (trying to get a schedule going where I have one short post in the middle of the week and a more in-depth post on the weekend).

http://westernloggingrr.blogspot.com/2016/11/meet-crown-peak-no-1-quick-look.html

I'm currently working out which details I'd like to include on the engine.  One thing is for sure though, it will be wood powered.  I don't like the mushroom stack, but the straight stack doesn't have enough volume by itself (plus it would be pretty dangerous to run a wood-fired steam engine through the woods without some kind of spark arrestor.  So maybe a bear-trap stack?  Always liked the look of those!

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Just started construction on the first structure for the railroad.  I figured a natural place to start would be a water tower!  I'm using a 4 inch PVC coupling as the cylinder for the water tank.  It's actual dimensions are 5 inch diameter by 4 inch height,which scales out to about 35,000 gallon capacity, a perfect mid-size tower for narrow gauge.

Here are the first photos of construction:







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Hi James.

Good to see the loco arrived.
Nice.

A 20ft dia. water tower seems HUGE !!

I gotta say, I would be looking to scale structures as modestly as possible.

With the height & on a tower, it seems way larger than a backwoods layout really needs.

Just my $0.05c worth.

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This water tower used by the Gilpin Tram is about 9 1/2' in diameter.

Still an impressive structure.

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Eureka Street water tower.

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Thanks Si!  I do have a cylinder ready for a smaller water tower ready, and I'm more than willing to build a second water tower at some point, I just like big water towers.  And actually, in Montana the engines probably siphoned from a creek most of the time.

Anyways, sidewalls just got done:







Now I've got to let the glue dry and get to work on the roof.

--James

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Yeah, it's overkill for a one loco operation. But when I get to 3-4-5-6 engines, this tower will make more sense.  Of course, by then I'm moving away from the "backwoods" operation and more like a large company.

Anyways, I got the roof done, it's a planked, flat roof.



And here's a size comparison:





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A 35,000 gallon tank sounds about right to me. But the size of the tank is going to governed more by the source of the water than the size and number of locomotives.

A source with a large reliable flow would be coupled with a smaller tank, a source with low flow or with reliability problems would favor a larger tank.

A lot of the logging lines around here relied on the numerous creeks. The Hama Hama Logging company tapped into a spring and collected the water in a large ground level settling pond. The water tanks were pretty small and located down hill from the settling pond. A pipe ran downhill from the pond to the tanks and served some cabins along the way. The system provided way more water than the company could use. The excess overflowed into a creek.

That system was still in existence serving the cabins and an oyster processing operation. The department of health required the removal of the settling pond from the water system and the drilling of a well.

I designed the new system. It was kind of sad. The water from the spring was (and still is) excellent, but the health officials deemed it a "surface water source" and unsuited for use in the oyster plant without extensive treatment.

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Thanks Reg!

I got the entire tank brushed up with pastels.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be too photogenic, so I will have to add a few more layers, maybe some paint too.



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