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Montrose Flour Mill

Risrwy@...
 

Three flour mill is done, finally. What a chore it was, detail after detail to get it all together. There is a curved loading  platform between the left building and the center one. Geting  the  tanks placed and detailed put  me over two edges as well. It's mostly scratch built with Rix tanks modified.
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Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

Mike Van Hove
 

Nice scene!
What is the width of the layout at this point?

Mikw Van Hove
Columbia, MO

On Sep 21, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Risrwy@... wrote:

Three flour mill is done, finally. What a chore it was, detail after detail to get it all together. There is a curved loading  platform between the left building and the center one. Geting  the  tanks placed and detailed put  me over two edges as well. It's mostly scratch built with Rix tanks modified.
--
Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

John
 

Looks Great! How about some close ups
John Peckham


On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 1:51 PM, Mike Van Hove
<vanhovem22@...> wrote:
Nice scene!
What is the width of the layout at this point?

Mikw Van Hove
Columbia, MO

On Sep 21, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Risrwy@... wrote:

Three flour mill is done, finally. What a chore it was, detail after detail to get it all together. There is a curved loading  platform between the left building and the center one. Geting  the  tanks placed and detailed put  me over two edges as well. It's mostly scratch built with Rix tanks modified.
--
Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

Craig Linn
 

Great Job Paul. That structure looks awesome!!

Craig


On Sep 21, 2019, at 2:44 PM, Risrwy@... wrote:

Three flour mill is done, finally. What a chore it was, detail after detail to get it all together. There is a curved loading  platform between the left building and the center one. Geting  the  tanks placed and detailed put  me over two edges as well. It's mostly scratch built with Rix tanks modified.
--
Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929
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Jeff Young
 

Nicely done, Paul!

The first time I kissed a girl was at Boys/Girls State in Fort Collins — she was from Montrose. Scary to think how long ago that was….

Cheers,
Jeff

Jeff Reynolds
 

Paul,
Nice job on a rather obscure and unique structure. Did you have pix or plans for the mill complex? There is so little interest in Montrose over the years that the great photo album is AWOL. It just wasn't sexy enough. Steve Durnin is the only other one I know besides you that has studied the D&RGW's interface with Montrose; with both standard and narrow gauge operations. He has rolling stock and motive power for operations from Montrose to Ridgway to Ouray. I have a classification yard i call Montrose which holds about 60 cars, but it has nothing to do with the actual trackwork at Montrose; just a 30 inch x 12 foot holding pen for excess cars. It's a hidden yard hangover from a couple homes ago.

Richard Johnson
 

Ive studdied Montrose alot and tried to collect what  I could on it in hopes to build an on3 layout montrose to Ouray.
I have track plans town plots and maps with buildings identified from early on to the 1950s.
Alot of stuff there and great possibilities for operations especially with the dual gauge track.
Regards all
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net 

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From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Reynolds <jefe4x4@...>
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Subject: Re: [HOn3] Montrose Flour Mill
 
Paul,
Nice job on a rather obscure and unique structure. Did you have pix or plans for the mill complex? There is so little interest in Montrose over the years that the great photo album is AWOL. It just wasn't sexy enough. Steve Durnin is the only other one I know besides you that has studied the D&RGW's interface with Montrose; with both standard and narrow gauge operations. He has rolling stock and motive power for operations from Montrose to Ridgway to Ouray. I have a classification yard i call Montrose which holds about 60 cars, but it has nothing to do with the actual trackwork at Montrose; just a 30 inch x 12 foot holding pen for excess cars. It's a hidden yard hangover from a couple homes ago.

Risrwy@...
 

Guess i better answer some questions and comments here so here goes. The depth of the layout that the Mill sits on is eighteen inches. To get the "whole" in place I had to move the Engine House closer than it was but the trade off works for me. I will get some close ups of the Mill later today and post them separately. Just don't look too closely as I am a good enough modeler, not a craftsman. As far as plans went, I just worked off the known photos and eyeballed things. I also used mostly pieces and parts from the bins so eyeballed them as I went along.  I model in 1929 so hopefully what i build and operate reflects that time frame. A set of Sanborn maps came my way from 1930 IIRC and that drove the names of everything. The whole layout runs from Curecanti (Sapinero one day) thru Montrose to Ouray. The Ouray branch is way short but it does two things. One it filled in a spare corner and two, it does provide traffic for the main track. I would have standard gauge equipment moving on and off but due to the layout of the layout (cute, huh?) I don't think my wife would let me tunnel thru the wall and place a staging yard across the front door! On a side note, I have added the beginnings of the Lake City Branch to the layout. Its roughed in but until i get all of the needed material, things will wait until then. That's another story for later. 
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Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

Mike Van Hove
 

Thanks for the info on the width.  I have space for an 18” shelf layout and wondered how it would look.  Thanks to your photo, I think it will work just fine.

Mike Van Hove
Columbia, MO

On Sep 22, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Risrwy@... wrote:

Guess i better answer some questions and comments here so here goes. The depth of the layout that the Mill sits on is eighteen inches. To get the "whole" in place I had to move the Engine House closer than it was but the trade off works for me. I will get some close ups of the Mill later today and post them separately. Just don't look too closely as I am a good enough modeler, not a craftsman. As far as plans went, I just worked off the known photos and eyeballed things. I also used mostly pieces and parts from the bins so eyeballed them as I went along.  I model in 1929 so hopefully what i build and operate reflects that time frame. A set of Sanborn maps came my way from 1930 IIRC and that drove the names of everything. The whole layout runs from Curecanti (Sapinero one day) thru Montrose to Ouray. The Ouray branch is way short but it does two things. One it filled in a spare corner and two, it does provide traffic for the main track. I would have standard gauge equipment moving on and off but due to the layout of the layout (cute, huh?) I don't think my wife would let me tunnel thru the wall and place a staging yard across the front door! On a side note, I have added the beginnings of the Lake City Branch to the layout. Its roughed in but until i get all of the needed material, things will wait until then. That's another story for later. 
--
Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

Risrwy@...
 

In case someone needs the rough measurements they are as follows: Feed warehouse, 40 feet wide; Barrel Warehouse, 50 feet wide; Main Elevator is 60 feet wide. The Bag section is 30 feet wide as is the Milling section. The Rix tanks are 40 feet tall without the tops figured in. I trimmed the tanks at the top to lower them. 

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Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929