SierraWest O scale Sawmill Project ..... Kit 308



  • Thank you all for the encouragement, it is very appreciated.
    After my Wood Cutters Shack is finished the sawmill is on a short list of three to finish next. I haven't decided the order yet. All in 'O'
    Sawmill is 70% done
    Bluesky is 50% done
    LocoShop is 50% done
    Currently the sawmill is favorite.

  • Has there been any progress? Since I'm in the saw mill business now, I'm extra interested.
  • No, no progress yet eric. I'll be working on some smaller projects before I do any big ones.
  • Karl,
    Love following along while you share your amazing builds. One thing you missed in this build when opening the resin casting box was the unmistakable aroma of the resin castings. It is a distinctive smell and all part of the Sierra West experience! :-) I confess I am a casting junkie, and Sierra West castings are by far the best!
  • edited January 2019
    Tom.....I bet you used to like the ‘aroma’ of Floquil paint as well ;-))
  • Terry, I miss that! But nothing beats the smell of opening a box of SW resin castings!
  • edited January 2019
    Thanks so much for your kind words Tom , it’s so great to hear/read that people enjoy my threads and get something from them.

    Unfortunately Tom when you’re around that resin smell 24/7 for a long period of time your nose becomes immune to how wonderful it is. Lol.

    However, fortunately the eyes never become immune to how amazing, crisp, clean and perfect they are.
    Indeed the best by far you will ever get, and the most plentiful.

    Karl. A
  • Would love to build this kit but almost $1k to purchase all Parts 1,2,3...maybe some day when I collect enough plastic bottles and
    Great work Karl as always!!
  • edited April 18
    Thanks Pappy, this is definitely the most incredible sawmill kit that has ever been offered to the modeling community.
    I'll be getting back to it later this year to finish it off. Quite a few other smaller builds first though.

    Every modeller I've spoken to who has built this monumental kit, (or just bought this kit and looked in the boxes) has said the contents of the boxes far exceeded their expectations.

    I look forward to your comments when I get back to posting progress in a few months and hope you enjoy seeing what I do with this masterpiece.
  • you must model 8 to 10 hours a day to get as much done as you Brett paying you buy the hour.
  • Agreed. A great build. Would love to do it again some time.
  • Truth be told, I searched a long time for a sawmill. I kept coming back to this model, as it is the very best available. This was my introduction to Sierra West. I dont yet have the kit, but that is ok. Brett is smart to start me off with some "less challenging" kits.
  • edited April 19
    Nice story Emery...same thing with Ho/HOn3...Brett’s iconic Deer Creek Sawmill is without question the finest 1:87 scale sawmill of all time!
  • maybe after we close on our refi.....
  • The O scale Sawmill Project, like I said before, The Mother of all Kits.... It gave me a year of modeling fun.
  • A year of modeling fun! We had a great time watching your efforts as well...
  • That’s for sure Brett...what a treat it was to see Roberts stellar build of your wonderful Kit...
  • That's an amazing kit and build.
  • I still have pictures of it on my Mac desktop!
  • Well worth every penny. !!!
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