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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2019 06:03 pm
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" I have completed all of the 82 double-hung windows. 

I have started work on the 36 clerestory windows " 



Hi Reg  :wave:



I dunno what to say.  L:



Just drink plenty of water & keep up on the vitamin pills !  ;)

All 118 windows will be done before you know it !!  :P



L :cool: :cool: kin'  C :cool: :cool: L !



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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2019 09:39 pm
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Hi Reg

As I said in an e-mail to you - Very impressive work on the mill.
 
I know I would have given up before now and mounted the wall on board and used commercial Grandt style window castings,
so admiration for what you have done.

Look forward to seeing the completed model (I guess you will as well!!) and to seeing how it fits into the Henderson Branch.

Happy New Year

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Alan:

I have to admit that I am not creative enough to have thought of your solution.

Too far into it now.   :)

The clerestory windows are somewhat easier, as they are deadlights, not double hung.
Five pieces per assembly rather than seven.  The fitting is easier, too.

Si:  It is actually kind of relaxing, except that modeling time is a bit dear at the moment.  I have child watch this evening. 
But I think I will bring the project board upstairs and set it up on the card table. 
My grandson (who is the child watch subject) can play video games while I build windows.  
With only the clerestory windows to deal with, there isn't much I need to schlep from the basement. 

Other projects are kind of building up on me. 
I just acquired a new headliner for the airplane. 
I have never installed a headliner in anything and I am missing some critical pieces.  So that will be an adventure. 
I also have new tires arriving on the 10th for the airplane. 
Airplane tires are tube-type on split rims. 
So installation kind of goes...with one hand hold the tire in place, with the other hand, guide the tube in straight, and with the OTHER hand... 
The weather stinks right now, so no flying.  But I want the airplane airworthy when the weather clears, so the tires have high priority.  

Oh.  And last weekend's wind storm blew half of our fencing down... I guess I should do something about that.

:)

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Progress on the mill is being made.





The walls are going together. 
This is the step that Bill Wade predicted would be troublesome with the walls sheathed.  So far, not an issue. 
I am only doing one joint at a time to make sure the glue dries before moving things around.





You can't have to many of these machinest's squares. 
They used to be expensive as the dickens.  The first one I bought, back in the 1970's when money was real money, was $30.

Thanks to the Chinese and Harbor Freight, I got a collection of 5 of various sizes for about the same price a couple of years ago. 
I have checked out their accuracy and they are dead on. 
Mostly these live in the machine shop, but get hijacked to the model shop when needed.

I have not trimmed out the clerestory windows yet. 
The windows are not centered top to bottom and I can't tell from the instructions and photos which way is up. 
So I will hold off on that trim until I can trial fit the clerestory walls. 





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Reg, see my comments in your other thread.



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Progress is being made.  Lots more work to go. 

I have installed a couple of hundred parts.

There are over 1,600 parts in the kit.





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Hi Reg

Mill is looking good and a continuing tribute to you skill.
I assume the large opening is for the green chain. This that included.
I chickened out on that in my model mill and set the mill up so the green-chain goes into the back scene.
I use the John Henderson adage and try to model mainly those structures which are rail served as this conserves space.

As before I am envious of what you have achieved.
My modeling is progressing snail like.
However I found some old tapes I took at Simpson in 1999, had them transferred to a USB drive and have been editing it into a DVD.
Not as good as the recent DVD by  Golden Rail Video "Our Last Log Hauler", but I am pleased and it sure brings back memories.

Best regards
Alan


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Alan:

Thanks.  This is a major project.  I am enjoying the process quite a bit. 
The kit is very well thought out, and the parts fit together amazingly well, given that the medium is basswood.
 
Though it is a large and complex kit,
it differs from craftsman kits I have built that consisted of nothing more than a set of plans and a box of strip wood. 

A case in point is my 1/4" scale narrow gauge Howe truss bridge. 
The "kit", quite literally, consisted of a set of plans redrawn from the prototype plans,
and sufficient material, none of it cut or trimmed in any way, to build the bridge. 
There was also some NBW castings.





I suppose I ought to study up on mill operations.
I am just blindly following the instructions (well almost. I am finding I disagree with the sequencing pretty often) to end up with this mill. 

The largest door is for the milled product. 
If one does the entire complex, there is a raised platform from this door to the drying ovens. 
I want to arrange things so that, if room and finances allow, I can add other parts of the complex.

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Hi Reg
Yes it is a good kit of the mill building  and you are making a great job of constructing this.However I am not sure they know to much about sawmill design or the are making compromises. 
From what I have seen and studied in a mill like yours ( or mine ) heavy timbers would pass through the mill to a timber dock attached to the mill for loading onto railcars. Boards would be sent to the "green-chain" or sorting tables which was at right angles to the mill building. From the tables graded and sorted lumber would go to planing mill/dry kilns open air storage or rail shipping sheds .The attached is from Nelson Brown's "Lumber" text book of 1947 and shows the plan of a mill for rail a coastal shipping
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This is a plan of a generic Douglas fir mill from I think a "Timberman" of the 1930's
This has three sorting tables!!!
Alan 

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