The gatter

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by krokodil, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    Everybody builds a sawmill for his logging railroad. I did as well, but a bit differently as we know.

    This machine is the so called venetian gatter, which with a single operation cuts the wood into lumber. Do you have (did you have) such machines over the lake?

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I don't model logging or know much about it but your subject heading made me curious. Wow! What an amazing model of that intricate machine!
  3. krokodil

    krokodil Member

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  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    What a great looking and detailed model! Great job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thats a very interesting looking piece of machinery, any chance of a large photo of it taken from the front and back, and side views. Would be interested in making one for myself.
  6. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    Hi Shamus

    few photos are on my WEB page, and I will make some more (not on the layout in next days).

    I have also a drawing - the model is a bit different in the part where the log is moved to the gatter (I found an another method in an old book).

    Have the drawings and the old picture. The drawing is for H0 and according the space what I had on the laxout.


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  7. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    Sorry there was the wrong picture
  8. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    It was the wrong one (those small thumbnails :mad: )

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  9. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    It looks like the model is animated (second picture).

    Now, that is cool
  10. krokodil

    krokodil Member


    you are right.

    The model is animated (even functional :eek: theoretically I could cut some balsa ..... :D ).

    The frame with piercing saw blades is moving up and down, and the transportation mechanism (two ribbed drums) is turning to move slowly the log across the saw. The motor is under the layout. The original belt and chain drive is done by tiny rubber bands.
  11. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    i just had an image of a mini scene - A man with a top hat and a twirly handlebar mustache (typical 1920s film villan) about to feed a damsel in distress through your venetian gatter with the hero riding to save her (on a shay? probably faster to walk:) )
  12. Ho Modeler

    Ho Modeler Member

    Venetian Gatter

    Do you have the dimensions for the Venetian Gatter that you do a post about?
    I would like to model one.
    How did you get the unit to be an animated structure?
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That is one intriguing model ET. You have done an excellent job putting it together .
    Very nice.
    I haven't seen anything like it at the logging museums I have visited here. I do know that German wood cutting machinery is used in factories here because nobody else makes that kind of equipment.

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