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Has anyone kitbashed Walthers Mountain Lumber Company sawmill?

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Has anyone kitbashed Walthers Mountain Lumber Company sawmill?
Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:03 AM

G'day gents!

I'm researching industries for the club's new layout. One that I am considering is Walthers Mountain Lumber Company sawmill. Unfortunately the kit as shown in the catalogue is a bit too big for the space we have available, and it is 'backwards' in terms of how it would best fit on the layout. I'm quite willing to take a chainsaw to the kit but before I do that I'm wondering if anybody has kitbashed this kit, maybe to make it smaller or to re-arrange things like where the logs are fed into the mill? Please share your ideas.

https://www.walthers.com/mountain-lumber-company-sawmill-kit

Thanks,

Dave

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Posted by Eric White on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:10 AM

You may have noticed the button to download the instruction sheet on the lower right side of the webpage. That's a good source of "what-if" information, combined with the footprint info right below it.

Most of Walthers' structure kits have the instructions available, which makes it much easier to determine if the kit is a candidate for the project you have in mind.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:33 AM

Hi Eric:

Yes, I am aware of the instruction sheets and the footprint diagrams. In fact I have the footprints for about 15 different possible buildings on my desk as we speak.

Thanks

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Posted by Gorton Marsden on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:13 PM

Eric,

If my attached picture works you will see that I put the log conveyor entrance on the oppositeside, the sawn lumber outlet roof on the opposite side and shortened it to fit my log pond area.  Note that I put a sign accross the cut joint in the log entrance wall to hide the groove and the vertical boards that didn't match.

I'll try to learn how to post the picture.

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Posted by Gorton Marsden on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:41 PM

Here is the sawmill kitbash picture:

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:42 PM

My wife kitbashed this building.  I dont have photo hosting.  PM me.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:23 AM

Gorton Marsden
Here is the sawmill kitbash picture:

Hi Gorton:

Unfortunately your picture doesn't show. Maybe have a look at Steven Otte's thread on how to post photographs which is at the top of the General Discussions thread list. I am eager to see it.

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Posted by Gorton Marsden on Friday, April 27, 2018 1:27 PM

Here is the sawmill kitbash but less than 1GB

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, April 27, 2018 9:29 PM

Gorton Marsden
Here is the sawmill kitbash but less than 1GB

Hi Gorton:

Unfortunately the image is still not showing. I'm getting the same "404 Error" message as before.

Please keep trying. I really want to see what you have done.

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Posted by sktrains on Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:09 PM

Gorton 

 

I just went through the same thing trying to insert a pic  from drop box and you CAN’T do it, what you have to do is put the pic in a dropbox folder and set the share properties for that folder  to let anyone with the link view it, then copy the folder link and attach the link in your post and we can open it in a new page
OR
Set up imagur account and upload the photo to that, then you can follow steve otties pic inserting  instructions and it should work
I’m curious to see the pic too cause I got a similar scenario where the footprint doesn’t fit and flipping stuff around might help 
Steve 
 
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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:43 AM

Gorton:

FWIW, I use Imgur as well and it is really easy.

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Posted by Gorton Marsden on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:49 AM

My modified sawmill picture--used imgur

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:13 PM

Thanks Gorton,

Your model is very nicely done! I like the subtle weathering on the roof. IMHO too many roofs are modelled with excess weathering. The roller system for loading the flat cars is neat too.

Dave

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