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 Posted: Mon Nov 19th, 2018 08:52 pm
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Nice work on the mill so far Reg. 

The windows look great! 

Does it also get an interior? :bg:

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 Posted: Mon Nov 19th, 2018 09:17 pm
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Alwin wrote: Nice work on the mill so far Reg. 

The windows look great! 

Does it also get an interior? :bg:

Alwin




Thanks.

No interior to start with.  I may do the interior down the road.  
But for normal situations on the layout an interior would not be visible.   
But I am keeping the roofs removable in order to keep that option open.

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" doesn't everybody downsize their scale when they turn 70? "



Hi Reg  :wave:



I shouldn't worry about it too much.

That new Mill of yours looks HUGE to me.  :shocked:

You'd have to be at least 101 to loose it.

It's just the windows that are impossible to see. 



Nice work anyway.  :)

You're not installing double-glazing then ?



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Si:

Double hung, yes.  Double glazing, no.  

The temp in my basement is pretty stable.

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Right side is finished.







Now to start on the left side.

Yeah.  that is a mess of windows.

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Hi Reg
Looking really good. Some quality work there.
Seems the finished mill will be a  focus on that part of the layout. 
Quality of the kit also looks good but I wonder what is the sliding door for at the left of the wall. 
Have not seen anything like that on photos etc. 
Perhaps access to the conveyors and drive shafts under the log deck, head rig, and live rolls etc.
Look forward to seeing more progress.
Regards
Alan 

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Alan:

I need to get things moved along before I can guess the reason for the freight door. 
I installed it in the open position just to add a little interest.  
Most of the photos of the mill show the other side with the "output" door. 

I hope to start on the windows on the left side wall this evening.

I am really driving this project because it is a major undertaking and other parts of the layout are on hold until it is substantially complete. 

Thanks for the compliments.  There are some pretty major blunders on this wall.  
I guess I can take some credit for having the resourcefulness to recover from my own mistakes. 

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There hasn't been much to post lately.

I have made some progress on the mill.  Nothing worth a photo.

Lots of great family time.

The airplane has been sucking up what free time I have had. 
Right now I am awaiting the results of the second compression check.  The right front cylinder came up low.
We are hoping that running the engine will clear the problem. 
If it doesn't we will have to pull that jug (airplane engines are very similar to the air-cooled VW engines) and get a replacement. $$$$$$$$

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I got another wall finished.

Photos to follow.

The holiday season has knocked a major hole in the time I get to spend on the model railroad and in the machine shop.

No, I am not whining.

Lots of splendid time with family and friends.

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I have completed all of the 82 double-hung windows.  I have started work on the 36 clerestory windows.  





I tried to take a photo of all the walls, but just couldn't get far enough away.

This kit is not for beginners. 
Though, so far, there have not been any operations that are particularly challenging, it being a laser kit, it is quite complex.

The biggest skill required, that would be developed building advanced craftsman kits, is patience. 
Assembling and installing all these windows is a long and tedious process. 
I have almost 30 hours just in these windows.  

The quality of the kit is tremendous.  Most parts fit perfectly the first time. 
Those that do need trimming need very little. 
The instructions are the best I have seen in a while. They are well written and, so far, seem well thought out. 

Having said that, I have modified the sequencing somewhat. 
Something that should never be done lightly, especially in a kit of this quality. 
But I remember trying to build walls after they had been assembled together.  
For many decades now, and both kits and scratch built, I build walls flat on the bench.  

Th instructions call for assembling the framing, applying the sheathing, and then going to work on the windows. 
I talked to Bill Wade, at BTS, about modifying that.  He advised against it. 
After reviewing the instructions and dry fitting some parts, I decided to go against his advice. 

We will see how that works out. 

I could have been a bit more creative and modeled some of the windows open, maybe included a cracked window or two. 
But I decided not to do that.  More out of laziness than anything else.  

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