Mills, Wheels & More...   

Everyone likes water tumbling over a moving water wheel.We've added "The Fitz" - a scale all-steel overshoot waterwheel option. Its superior design enabled an efficiency of 90% as compared with the 60% of the wood wheel. Ideal for saw mills, grist mills or ore mines. Mills add realism to your layout in many ways with sound, motion, presence, and beauty. We have been on mill quests while on vacations, road trips and with friends for over almost 40 years. If you have a few moments and would enjoy some nostalgia on mills click on Milling Around

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Product
Description
Cost
Photos &
Links

New
1/14
#4040

Fitz 2x8 Overshot Waterwheel Kit
Here's the famous Fitz Metal wheel that claimed 90% efficiency with curved paddles. Used on the majority of mills and other businesses powered by water. 24 paddles, brass bushing with 6" solid brass axle and assembled with 32 sets of brass screws and bolts. Wheel is laser cut from .060 whie styrene.Spokes set off from wheel.Wheel matches all 2" sluices.

Video instructions for new hub:

Wheel Assembly


$ 55.00


#4000

FitzWheel 6 " Kit
1:24 scale all-steel, overshot wheel
Pieces bolt and snap together, super glue (CA) and painting (red) are recommended. Kit includes 39 pieces of styrene, 40 sets of brass hex bolts with nuts, 4" brass bushing and solid brass 6” axle. Size is 6” x 2” wide. Full Instructions. Painting & assembly required.



Full instructions with step by step pictures (4 pages).


Fitz

$55.00

 


#4174
Waterworks Kit
Includes:
6" x 2" Fitz Wheel,
2" x 16" Snap-together Sluice with flow controls,
Raceway plans and reusable formwork.

Kit includes brass hex nuts and bolts; scale bolts with square nuts; styrene bents; flow controls; brass shaft and bushing; hardware cloth; CA glue; two resin cast “Fitz Bearings” (#3030 predrilled); complete instruction book; plus more . . . totals over 225 pieces.

The Waterworks Kit is created with a CO2 laser and cut white polystyrene. Gluing after assembly is required. Painting is recommended.
SKU # 1289 "Raceway Stone"- included is 5 lbs of course stone with 41” of cut capstones. Price: $25.00

Waterworks

$ 134.00

 


#4021

Unassembled Wooden Waterwheel Wheel
2" x 8" Kit with Outside Wheel Boards

1:24 scale wooden, overshot wheel.
Click on Instruction Manual to download for more information


This 2" wide wheel is wider than our previous resin cast. Has the detail of wooden wheel construction - 30 paddles in laser cut white styrene plastic.
32 sets of brass bolts and nuts. Brass Bushing and solid axle rod. Painting, gluing and custom installation required.
Revised wheel video on YouTube:
"#4021 Wheel Hub Assembly"

 

$55.00



New
#9021

Assembled 8" x 2" Wooden Overshot Waterwheel Wheel
1:24 scale wooden wheel
included with Wooden Planks .

This 2" wide wheel is wider has the detail of wooden wheel construction - 30 paddles in laser cut white styrene plastic.
32 sets of brass bolts and nuts. Brass Bushing and solid 6" axle rod. Paintingand custom installation required.

 

$ 95.00



New
03/14
#4041

2" Styrene
Suice Kit

Kit includes all the sluice details: Flow Control, Side Spill, sluice squares plus 4 sets of brass bolts/nuts for flow control. Side spill can be "either side". There's a customizable end "square" to be drilled to insert you water source tubing. Feautres engraved sides with wooden board design.Fits 2" wide wheels.
16" long -
1:24 Large Scale


$27.00

New
03/14
#4031

2" Easy-Clean, Removable Suice Kit with bents

Kit includes Styrene Sluice #4041 (above) PLUS 2 Bent-trestle with cross member in styrene. Sluice is removable (not attached) for easy cleaning of algae without removing mill or raceway/wheelposts.The bents fit into an "in stream" simplified raceway with smaller wheel post design (complete drawings included).

1:24 Large Scale


$45.00

# 4022

2" Wide - Flow Control Kit
includes brass bolts & nuts

$ 5.25

#4023

2" Wide -Sluice Frame (2)
includes 2 frames and white metal bolts
 

$ 1.25

#4024

2" Wide - Sluice Frame with support
 

$ 1.25

#4025

2" Wide - Side Spillway Kit
 

$ 1.75

#4026

2" Wide - Sluiceway to Wheel Spill Kit
 

$ 2.75

#4029
New

2" - Full Sluice Kit with Raceway Instructions
Includes the above Kits plus bolts and nuts for creating your concrete or wood sluice. When using 3" spacing between sluice frames produces a 21+" long sluice.

Includes Parts from: 1 Flow Control #4022 - 5 Sluice Frame Kits-#4023; 2 Sluice Square with supports Kit- #4024; 1 Side Spill Kit - #4025; plus 1 Sluiceway to Wheel Spill Kit #4026 and Instructions.

$ 22.50

# 1302

Raceway Stone for Sluices & Waterwheels
Includes a total of 41" of cut capstones and a total of 5 lbs. of stone to complete #4174 Raceway Plans. Please specify stone when ordering. (For #4174 Above)

$ 28.00
indicate the stone color in the "comments" on the order page.

#3031
Fitz Journals
Large (2)
Scaled after the Fitz"Bronze Lined Self-Oiling" Bearings. Resin cast. Drilling required. Painting recommended.
$4.00


#4167
Masonry/Stone Recessed Mill Slab-Door w/bars Kit
OD 1.87"w X 3.5"h X .67"deep

$ 5.75


#4168
Masonry/Stone Recessed Double Door Kit
OD 3.51"w X 4.43"h X .67"deep
$ 8.00


#4169
6/6 Pane Dbl Hung Recessed Window Kit
OD1.87"w X 2.87"h X .46"deep
$ 4.00

#4170
Masonry/Stone Recessed Dutch-Door w/bars Kit
OD1.87"w X 3.46"h X .67"deep
$ 5.75

#4171
4/4 Pane Dbl Hung Recessed Window Kit
OD1.38"w X 2.74"h X .46"deep
$ 4.00

New
#4237

3-Lite Slab Door Kit

Door Knob included. Laser engraved board/slabs.
Overall: 1.75" w x 4.34" h; RO 1,51"w x 4.21"h


$ 6.50
New
#4239
5-Lite Recessed Loading Door Kit
Laser engraved board/slabs
Overall: 3.1" w x 4.4" h x .65" deep

$ 8.15

New
#7216

3-Story Grist Mill Kit

Full "3-Story Mill" includes all windows and doors plus pulley to complete a Mill modeled in either real stone or clapboard (cast cement). Instructions and Plans cover both models.
10" x 9" x 17" hi
1:24 Large Scale
Plans & Detail Kits include:
#4170 Dutch Mill Door w/bars (2)
#4240 4/4 Dbl Hung Tall Window (6)
#4237 30Lite Slab Door (1)
#4165 4-Pane Sq Boxcar Window (3)
#4197 Slab Door (1)
#4205 6-Pane No sill Window (1)
Casting Corner Trim and Pulley


$ 72.00

New
#7116

PLANS: 3-Story Grist Mill

PLANS for 3-Story Waterwheel Mill are shown in 3 full pages sized 24" x 36" showing 1:24 scale CAD drawings at actual size.For Larger Click on Picture (right) of 3-Story Mill



$ 17.95
#7050
How To Model Waterpowered Mills in Real StoneA Mill Reference and G-Scale Modeling Primer
Over 250 photos. All Color.
Shows 34 Waterwheel Mills from 17 States. Plus 6 Models, and 8 Storyboard How Tos 36. Pages - 8 1/2" x 11"
Click Link: How To-Mills
$ 17.95
#7105
New
PLANS:The Glade Creek Mill
A larger modeling project usng Stone & Cement building technique. Three full-size 24" x 36" includes 6 CAD drawings (below) with a total of 92 photos, many in full color. Shows photos from real mill and how to paint your model. Addtl 4 pages of updated info on modeling, window and door gluing. Supporting mill components, wheels, sluices, windows and doors available.

Three full-size 24" x 36" includes 6 CAD drawings

$ 15.90


# 7021


How to cast: The Concrete Sluice that looks good
. . . and lasts.
How to create a detailed 2" concrete sluice using the 2" laser details (shown below) that will last forever.

Includes storyboard instruction, new techniques for Stone & Cement (uses Quikrete Vinyl Conrete Patcher), plus casting your concrete sluice, "setting your mill", creating your raceway and more. 12 pgs. B/W, 70+ Photos and 10+ Drawings,
8 1/2" x 11"

$ 4.50

#3010
Waterwheel Journal
(1)
Hold waterwheel axle on wheelpost. Unpainted. Requires drilling for axle/shaft, soft metal. Ideal scale for Water Wheel #5000
$ 2.00
#5006
Zig-Zag Sluice Elbow
1"dia. OD For changes in water flow direction and/or elevation 1:24 Resin Cast.
Sluice
$ 2.50

3013

Grist Pulley Kit

11/16"Dia

$ 4.00
#3208
Gold Medal Flour Sacks (5)
 
$ 10.00


#7601
Modeling Views:
Glade Creek Grist Mill, WV
(aka Babcock Mill)
One of the most photographed mills in the U.S. A small mill with all the classic features: alongside a stream; multiple siding patterns; unique cedar shake detail; unusual front porch with trap door for loading, and classic wheel post design.

$5.95

#7604
Modeling Views:
J.T. Lefler Mill, GA (originally Pine Run Mill, VA)
This small mill has all the charming details associated with a mill pond – waterfall, raceway, and sluice. The stonework includes a walkabout access to wheel. Complete with a rusty metal roof.

$5.95

#7609


Modeling Views:
Sutter's Mill, CA


Review
You know the story, what started as a place to run a waterwheel saw mill turned out to create the Gold Rush of California. This open saw mill is an ideal project to combine redwood pieces into vinyl cement patcher castings.

$5.95

 

Murray's Mill
South Bay Railway

This creative Canadan railway is located in South Bay, Balsam lake, Ontario. It first ran in 2011 with 3 layout loops with approx. 400' track. A. Conquergood finished this mill in the summer of 2012. It has 25' of sluice! 1:58
4 Waterwheel Mills - 1:24
SGF Botanical Gardens
Mills, raceways and sluices are modeled in real stone and concrete using the "Stone & Cement" Quikrete® Vinyl Cement Patcher technique. 2:55



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