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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 06:36 pm
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Alan:

I am not quite certain that I understand what the green chain is. 
Looking at the final photograph, it appears to be a facility to sort and grade the lumber as it comes out of the mill.  

That would be easy to add as an extension. 
The one in the photo appears to be a roller table.  

I was already planning, space permitting, a raised loading dock.  

I find that I may have room for a single stall engine house that I more or less inherited from John. 
He passed it to me with instructions to do some minor repairs, which I didn't get to before he passed away.  
John stated that it had been built by John Labbe, which is pretty cool. 
But there is nothing on the model to verify that and it is a bit difficult for me to ask either one for further details. 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 06:48 pm
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Hi Reg

Yes the green chain or sometimes the sorting table is there to grade/ sort lumber.
I would have thought adding it to the side of the mill would be relatively easy.

Having an engine house from John Labbe via JohnH is as you say pretty cool.
I think somewhere I have something on John Labbe's modelling.
Can't remember if it included an engine house.

Any pictures?

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I will take a photo.  

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Alan, et.al.

Here are some photos of the engine house rumored to have been built by John Labbe.










The lighting was not good and I had to PhotoShop (actually Gimp is the photo processor I use) to show any detail.

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I think this has some definite possiblities.





Obviously, the engine house was built with larger locomotives in mind.

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Hi Reg

Yes the engine house has some real atmosphere.
Would look good as part of the mill complex.

The GE 70-ton looks a bit lost, but I think that stall might be for working on skidders or yarders
( which would need a bigger vertical clearance) as well as lokeys.

I would think the right hand stall might be for lokeys,
but then again most operations with the exception of Simpson seemed to keep the working units outside.

Hope you can find a location for the shop  at Henderson Bay Lumber

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Yes, I am pretty sure there is a place for this building.  It has a lot of character.

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I am posting more detailed progress on the mill in the Kit Building forum.

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The Labbe engine house will not be included in the current layout.

It is simply too large for the space available.  

I will start shopping for either plans or a kit for a suitable small engine house following completion of the mill.

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Sorry that the Labbe enginehouse/shops will not fit your mill scene.
Shame as it looked pretty authentic.

There are three smallish engine house plans I have in my collection :-

1.   A Russ Simpson plan of the Graeagle Lumber single stall barn and shops.
This measures a prototype 60’ x 80’

2.   In the “Logging Modelers Handbook” there is a two stall version as used by the McGoldrick Lumber Co.
This is 32’ x 74’

3.   In Robert Turner’s “Logging by Rail” on p87 there's a plan of International Timber 2 stall loco and car shop with machine shop extension.
This measures 65’x80’.  The loco single stall as part of this is 25’ wide
 
I can scan these for you if any is any good.
 
As far as kits I have always thought the old Muir Models Quincy engine house kit would be good if they are still available.
I think it was used by the Quincy Lumber Co in CA for a number of years.

 Alan
 

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