McCabe Planing Mill

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by belg, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    Coming along BEAUTIFULLY, Pat! :thumb: :thumb: Keep up the great work!
  2. belg

    belg Member

    The progress is slow but I have pretty much finished the transfer storage building except for the rails. Let me know what you think and let me know what else could done to make i better. Detailing with junk and so forth will happen when the scene gets put together. Pat

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  3. grlakeslogger

    grlakeslogger Member

    Well, Pat, that's coming along beautifully. I suppose the main details would be stacks and stacks of lumber and something to move the lumber with. I plan on using a couple of these to move lumber: in addition to a tram system.

    Then there's the matter of a kiln; every planing mill had a drying kiln. They produced kiln-dried as well as air-dried lumber. The lumber was generally rolled into the kiln on some sort of metal carts and remained on the cart during the drying process as I understand it. The work are was kept generally clear of junk to prevent accidents, but I'm sure there would be a pile of banged-ip boards around, maybe with some wire banding in it too. I'd put one near the kiln and another near wherever I load the lumber onto the railroad cars. And, I'd work dirt and ground cover right into the pile, as if the pile had been growing over time.

    But, what you've got there so far is terrific! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Looks fantastic Pat, great work!
  5. belg

    belg Member

    Guys I appreciate the encouragement and hope that your being honest in your praise for I would rather be told it looks like it needs something if that's what you truly feel, I don't have thin skin when it comes to that.
    Thanks for the link on that loader Stu, I'll definately look into getting at least one of those. As for the cost of the project so far I think I have spent about $20. So I'm well under the cost of the kit.
    Might actually get a little more time to work on it tonite. Pat
  6. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    It's looking good belg. Are you going to build a sawmill too?

    I also like the lumber carrier Stu

  7. belg

    belg Member

    Yes Neil, I plan on building the whole sawmill complex. I have not started that yet but after some rearranging in the work shop, it will be getting underway. Pat
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    This is some really fine modeling going on here, belg!
    Excellent work!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great progress Pat.
  10. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    WOW Belg, how on earth do you manage to get all those angled pieces (roof supports) to sit properly. A cut just a fraction too short or too long and they just will not look right.

    Those steps are out of this world too, I need fifteen pairs of hands to do steps that good! (Which is why I've never managed to make decent looking steps).

    The skill and effort you've put into those structures is really great.

  11. belg

    belg Member


    Good morning ,guys here is a long overdue update on my sawmill.
    Errol, I first built all the rafter bents and the attach them to the frame by spanning the main beam on either side, I used about twenty little alligator clips with the ends bent out.


  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A very nice looking structure my friend. The detail is amazing.
  13. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Belg- On your pics just posted which is yours?
    They both look down-right awesome!

    The top pictures coloring looks like they might be burning off the waste.
    Gives that burnt, smoky sunlight look.
    Being where I'm from in Florida, trust me I know what sunlight looks like thru smoke.
  14. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Belg,

    Thats one beautiful project you put together. I love the detail. With those skills you don't need a lot of bucks for structures.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Most excellent !
  16. belg

    belg Member

    Thanks for the positive feed back men and I'll make sure to post more as it progresses.
    Ken both pictures are mine just took the second one with a borrowed camera to see if I liked it enough to buy one. Pat
  17. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    ahhhh, I see.
    Well, I guess my compliment was in the question.
    Looks kit bought... pro/pre-built.

    P.S.-The second picture camera does very well at that distance.
  18. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Very nice complex. I see potential for a lot of traffic for your railroad from that sawmill.
  19. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Pat, your work looks really outstanding! Great craftsmanship!

  20. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Pat, hows the mill coming along??
    I really enjoyed your pictures.Youve put alot of work into this and it looks great.
    I'd love to see more :)

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