PC&N Duncan Mills Scene – Sawmill & Wood Products

This is the small sawmill shown in the Duncan Mills track plan (top center).  Why build a small sawmill when later I’ll have a big one?  To provide an industry while Duncan Mills is functioning as a switching pike.  Besides, Duncan Mills actually supported at lest four sawmills, one in town.

I am going to assume this was a small mill serving a woods products industry (moulding, sash, etc.)  Incoming loads will be logs.  Outgoing loads will be box cars.

DuncanMillsTracks

 

The sawmill will model the structure without the water wheel of Mabry Mill, a real mill in Virginia.  Here are some prototype photos.  The first is a distance shot of the mill.

Mabry Mill

 

The second shows the flume.

Mabry Flume

This is a cutaway showing internal operations.

Mabry Cutaway

A HO kit was produced by Muir Models.

Mabry Kit 1

 

And internal sawmill equipment is available from Woodland Scenics.

Woodland Scenics Sawmill Equipment

I wood model without the fume and divert the fume to Patriot Paper in Point Reyes Station.

The wood products manufacturing facility would be a face frame structure – source to be determined.

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