Sidetrack Laser
Manufacturers of Craftsman Model Railroad Kits

Saw Mill Detail Kits
 
Kits on this page includes:
 Wigwam Chip Burner Cougar Ridge Greenchain
Chip Bin Rail Car Loader Log Scaling Platform
Mill Yard Office

Wigwam Chip Burner

 
From the early days of sawmills; there was the problem of waste disposal from the mill processes. From the early days through the late 1950's; the mills burned their waste in individually designed chip burners. Many of these burners were shaped like wigwams & got their name from their shape. After the 1950's when air pollution began being a concern, things changed. Mills also found a new market for their chip wastes in the paper/pulp industry & began hauling it to the pulp mills. The end of an era arrived for the chip burners. Many became silent sentinels to a bygone era....rusting away and surviving many years after their use. Some can still be found today at old mill sites in the backwoods and small communities of Timber Country.
 
Sidetrack Laser's Style #1 Chip Burner is a free-lanced design that depicts many common features of the burners used during those times. It depicts a corrugated metal sided burner with a metal base & access door to the bottom of the burner. It will easily fit into any sawmill installation.....past or present.
 

Kit features: Laser cut under structure & base detailing. Also included is corrugated metal siding and mesh top. 

 

Measurements:  3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

Wigwam Chip Burner...Style #1
$42.95
        MSRP

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Cougar Ridge Greenchain

                                                                                     Saw Mill, Figures & Extra Details Not Included
Sidetrack Laser has redesigned the Greenchain from Thunder Bay and adapted it to our Cougar Ridge Lumber Co. kit. The Greenchain was the essential sorting system for lumber coming off the mill and was an integral part of the Prototype Mill we used to design Cougar Ridge.
 
This kit is designed to replace the two large side doors and the door track on Cougar Ridge Lumber Co. It adds an additional 3 3/16" on the side of the mill in width. For kitbashers; it will work on other manufacturer's kit.....but we do not guarantee the results.
 
Kit features: Laser Cut Shed, Greenchain Framework and Peel 'n Stick Roofing Material. Also included is chain & cast metal detail.

Cougar Ridge Greenchain
$36.95
       MSRP

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Chip Bin/Rail Car Loader

                                                                                        Planing Mill, Rolling Stock & Track Not Included

In the late 1950's, many sawmills discovered a new source for making money. Selling their chips & sawdust to the Pulp Mills to make paper. This new market was helped along by the banning of the Wig-wam style burners long associated with the saw mills. The railroads, some of them reluctantly,  adapted to this new freight traffic with chip cars made to haul the chips from the mills. If they didn't, they stood the likelihood they would loose the lumber traffic that was a prime market, especially in many areas of the West Coast. 

 
Sidetrack Laser's Chip Hopper/Rail Car Loader is designed to fit with our Cougar Ridge Lumber Company kit if you model an era that chip cars moved Chips from the mill to the pulp mill. Our Loader will fit any chip car from the converted gondolas of the 1950's to the new Chip Cars used today. Since we can't plan how or visualize how you plan on using this kit on your layout; you will need to additionally purchase 1/4" Tubing and accessories to plumb it from the hopper to the mill or a factory/mill you are going to use this on or already have.
 
This kit features Laser Cut Walls, Structural Bracing and Cedar Shakes.

Chip Hopper/Rail Car Loader 
$36.95  MSRP

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Log Scaling Platform

                                                                                                                                                  Truck and Logs Not Included 

Log Scaling Platforms were an integral part of all logging operations for logs in transit. The mills needed a way to tell what they were receiving and the platforms served this purpose. They could be found anywhere convenient for Mill Operations from near the loading site; somewhere in route to the Mill or at the Truck Entrance to the ill.



This kit is based on the remains of the log scaling platform found at the entrance of the old Taylor-Miller Sawmill in Sheridan, Oregon.

 

 

This kit is Laser Cut including the Door and Windows. It also features Peel 'n Stick roofing on the shed/office.

 

Measurements: 1 1/4" x 9 "

 

 

Log Scaling Platform
$29.95        MSRP

 

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Mill-Yard Office

 
The Mill Yard Office is an excellent add-on kit for any scene on your layout like Cougar Ridge Lumber Co. that needs a small office. This kit also will work as a stand alone Yard office for areas such as Freight Yards & Industrial Complexes.
 
 

Kit features: Laser Cut Building, Graphics and Cedar Shake Roof with Grandt Line Smoke Jack,  Door and Windows

 

Foot Print:   2 1/8" x 2"

Mill-Yard Office
$24.95    MSRP

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