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skyking20 Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 6:49 a.m. PST

I want to put a Sawmill on my old west latout but all of the O scale kits for model railroading are expensive. Any suggestions on something more affordable that can be kit bashing into a nice structure?

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 7:07 a.m. PST

Plasticville has a nice barn that's not to expensive. Frontline has a saw mill saw I think

richarDISNEY Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

Pulp Figs has a 'saw' you could use in that barn…

Heisler14 Nov 2012 9:20 a.m. PST

I think an o scale sawmill is going to be way to big. I would look at the sawmill from JV models.

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

Here's one


KatieL Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 11:37 a.m. PST

Surely the majority of the thing is just a big shed?

You can almost certainly get away without putting side walls on it (the point of the roof would be to keep the rain off the tools. Which makes it a better gaming piece as well :-)

So it's just a base, some verticals, roof struts, roof.

The inside mechanicals is the tricky part, but they're either available commercially in S scale ( Frontline Wargaming makes link ) or also reasonably easy to scratch build.

For the Old West era, it would a steam powered blade -- so that's a boiler, chimney, a small complicated bit and a band powering the sawblade

A broken clock ought to provide a large gearwheel to pass as the blade and then you just need a wooden tray around it.

One end of the building is full of reasonably straight twigs passing for logs, the other end full of stacked balsa strips.

skyking20 Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 12:15 p.m. PST

Yes I am thinking kitbash is the best way to go.

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