The Lionel sawmill has pretty logs - nice rounds in and pretty flats out!

There is a sawmill like this close to me in S. NJ - the family has been running it for a long time - the guy in the cab watches the blade teeth as the log is going through to judge how fast to feed it - the teeth act like a strobe timer

That is a big blade!

Carl

Arctic Railroad

Granddad had a sawmill for many years. He started out with a Frick steam tractor for power and in later years switched to an IH gasoline engine.

Starting a Set:

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Well into a set as witnessed by the stacks of lumber. 

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Nothing hydraulic here. Everything done by hand including turning the log.

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On a good day they would mill 10,000 board feet. Dad firing the boiler.

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These pics taken late '20s through mid '40s.

 

 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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