Peckforton sawmill

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by IanC » Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Rik,

I am not a purist. Nor do I know what a sawmill looks like, but it all looks superb. Well done.

Your attention to detail is commendable.

The finished sawmill, ancilliary buildings and fittings etc, will look fantastic.

I'd be happy if I could build models half as good as you have acheived.

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by ge_rik » Mon May 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Gralyn wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:31 pm
This may be a strange question considering all the superb machinery you have modelled.
??? How do you keep the Sawdust in place. I cant even keep gravel ballast from spiriting
itself away.
Lashings of PVA

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by ge_rik » Mon May 21, 2018 4:42 pm

IanC wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Rik,
I am not a purist. Nor do I know what a sawmill looks like, but it all looks superb. Well done.
Ian
Thanks Ian
I certainly don't think it's skill on my part, just dogged persistence..... :?
There are some very highly skilled modellers on this forum whose models are far more accomplished. I like to think of myself as 'Everyman' - ie if I can do it, then anyone can.

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by bazzer42 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:09 pm

That is a beautiful interior Rik, a superb bit of modelling. I couldn't tell a belt was fouling anything and the sawdust looks just right to my eyes, accumulating where you would expect it. The site I have for a mill may have to become a cutwood store as area is nowhere near big enough...the saw will have to be off stage.

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by philipy » Mon May 21, 2018 6:17 pm

That is phenominal Rik! Absolutely beautiful job, and I can't believe those are 'my' pulleys, you've worked them up so well. :shock:

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 pm

Good grief Rik, I fancy I can even SMELL it! :shock:

Superb work again, possibly your best yet. You do set the bar high for the rest of us! :?

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 pm

I can only echo everyone else's comments Rik. I dare say someone who works or worked in a timber mill would see any inaccuracies, but to my eye it's a busy workplace, and that is the effect you wanted I think. Brilliant stuff again! :thumbup:
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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by markoteal » Mon May 21, 2018 10:02 pm

Yes - fantastic - the building, the fittings and how you have staged the people that bring the scene alive
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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by jim@NAL » Mon May 21, 2018 10:22 pm

I'm a carpenter iv seen a few saw mills there used to be one not far from where I used too live. That is spot on looks fantastic and looks like it would work well done love it

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by jim@NAL » Mon May 21, 2018 10:25 pm

I'm a carpenter iv seen a few saw mills there used to be one not far from where I used too live. That is spot on looks fantastic and looks like it would work well done love it

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by Peter Butler » Mon May 21, 2018 10:30 pm

Sorry, late to the party....again.... but what a superb piece of model making. I agree with all of the above, it looks just as though the machinery could actually do its job. I have seen several woodworking shops in the flesh and this could easily be one of them. Apart from the line-shafting the machinery probably hasn't altered much in the intervening years.
I love the atmosphere you have created with the sawdust..... with the roof on and shadows forming from sunlight passing through the open sides it will be spot on.
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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by LNR » Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 am

I too agree with all that has been said, a fantastic job and it all looks so right. I'm particularly taken with the sawdust, its placement so very typical, and its application I imagine quite time consuming. Interested in what you have used for the belting, as that too looks very realistic.
Pity a roof will cover it all! Did they have skylights I wonder.
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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 22, 2018 5:59 am

LNR wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 am
I too agree with all that has been said, a fantastic job and it all looks so right. I'm particularly taken with the sawdust, its placement so very typical, and its application I imagine quite time consuming. Interested in what you have used for the belting, as that too looks very realistic.
Pity a roof will cover it all! Did they have skylights I wonder.
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Thanks Grant.
With the sawdust, I assumed it would accumulate in nooks and crannies which were not thoroughfares, ie the staff would only sweep when and where necessary (or am I attributing them with my own values?).

Took me a while to seek out something for the belts. In the end, I went for thin card, painted with acrylics.

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 22, 2018 6:06 am

Thanks for the feedback, folks. As it will only be glimpsed through the sides once the roof goes on, I've used a bit of modellers' licence here and there. I'm wondering whether to instal some (dim) lighting. From photos, sawmills of the era seemed to be quite gloomy - though actually, I found it difficult to find images from the 1930s, and especially from the UK. Quite a few photos from Australia and Canada - then I suppose logging was much more prevalent there.

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Re: Peckforton sawmill

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 22, 2018 6:09 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:30 pm
I love the atmosphere you have created with the sawdust..... with the roof on and shadows forming from sunlight passing through the open sides it will be spot on.
Thanks Peter. Just the impression I'm seeking to create. :)

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