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This is one of five HO scale models of the machinery used in the kind of medium sized sawmill that was common throughout the 20th century in communities all over the US and Canada. Such a mill would employ from 10 to 20 men and produce in the order of 10,000 to 20,000 board feet per day of lumber. The five models are the Log Haul-up winch, the No 2 Special Double Cut Headsaw, the Medium Gang Edger, the Roller Tables With Transfer Beams (a set of six) and the Wood Frame Swing Saw. The wheels and mandrels needed to build an overhead belt drive system are offered as well.
This set of roller tables was designed for a sawmill layout similar to that of the steam powered McLean Mill near Port Alberni, British Columbia. Each table is a scale 12 ft long and the set includes one dead roll table with curb for the out feed from the headsaw and four live roll tables that stand in line with it. One of these has a belt wheel and another has a fence for the overhead swingsaw. Also included is one dead roll table for the out feed from the edger and two sets of three transfer beams to move material from the swingsaw line to the edger line and back again.
This model is as close to scale as Shapeways technology allows and can only be printed in frosted detail plastic. Detail is finer than most cast metal or plastic models and you will need a jeweller's loupe to see it all. The model is non operating.