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Scratch Building Sawmill

Scratch building to make a Sawmill

Close to the locomotive shed a sawmill is placed. Through the turntable there is a track to reach the sawmill by train. This track makes wood transport possible. A crane is built over the track. Next to the sawmill there are storage areas made for wood waste, wood for the fireplace, etc. This storage bunkers keeps the different materials separate from each other. The sawmill is just like the other buildings built by architect cardboard and wood veneer. The base of the raised part of the building is made of plywood (bending type). Bending plywood is soft and can be easily cut in the right shape with a sharp knife. Wood and waste wood is made from the same materials. Some of the material are very natural and found in the garden. Pruning wood must dry well and is perfectly usable on the model railway. The building is like the other buildings carried out with LED lighting.

First step is to cut out all walls and apply on both sides a layer of acrylic paint. The paint prevent light shining through the cardboard (picture 1). After finishing this the parts are glued together with a diluted wood glue (pictures 2, 3, 4). Roofing sheets are cut in the right shape and veneer is glue to the outer walls, also the right part of the building is attached on its raised foundation which is made of the bending plywood (pictures 5 till 8). The complete building is colored with acrylic paint in the right colors and weathering powders are used for aging effect (pictures 9 & 10). Storage areas are made for waist products from the sawmill and for firewood and filled with this materials (pictures 11, 12, 13). The first train already arrived to pick-up the wooden beams (picture 13). The building is illuminated with LED warm white colored lights which give a nice effect in the evening (pictures 15, 16, 17).

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