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Next to the locomotive we see a fixed-leg derrick (an Alexander kit) used to unload logs from the cars. Four logs rest on the inclined beams until the trolly that brings them to the circular saw is returns empty. Behind the sawmill (a Fine Scale Miniature kit), we can catch a glimpse of one of the scratchbuilt portable dormitories used by the lumberjacks. The ground was created by using matte medium to fasten real soil, tiny pebbles, and ground foam to a plywood base previously painted with a medium brown. Bark shaved off twigs makes good HO-scale bark and other cuttoffs. The background is, I believe, a Walthers product I bought decades ago [GPL].

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