some while ago, I found this sawmill kit on eBay. It’s in new and unbuilt condition and after a check, all parts are there. It’s a basic mill with a simple interior, but such kits allow a lot of customizing and bashing.
After a first view to the plans, I’ll stretch the whole mill to take the 16′ logs, which are hauled by the log trains. The original kit is designed to work with 10′ logs only.
During my research on the kit as well as on typical model train sawmills and prototypes, I found that many are “out-of-proportion” in general, or “un-logic” in construction. Some small mills were missing the board outlet or don’t have any space for them. Others are feet with huge logs, way to big to be handled inside the mill. Here are two examples, found on the internet.
So I’ll spend some thoughts on how I’ll build my sawmill. I’m very sure to build a realistic sized sawmill with plausible interior.