How-To for Mills
A moving waterwheel in your garden layout creates sound, animation,
nostalgia, history, realism, uniqueness, eye appeal, and provides a
center of focus and industry for a garden railroad and pond. This waterwheel
mill reference and modeling guide was designed to provide the modeler
with substantial visual material so that he or she could confidently
create realistic mills in large scale. The mills shown feature waterwheels. Unique
to the publication are photographs showing diverse types of waterwheels,
different mill configurations (from board n' batton to all stone), distinctive
wheel posts and tail races, modeling details, and more. Different
modeling techniques for stone and cement are shown. However, the
easier Quikrete® Vinyl Cement Patcher techniques are in #7051
How to Model in Stone and Cement.
Over 250 photos. All Color.
Shows 34 Waterwheel Mills from 17 States. Plus 6 G-Scale Models
And 8 Storyboard Modeling Guides
36 Pages - 8 1/2" x 11"
How To Model Waterpowered Mills in Real Stone
A Mill Reference and G-Scale Modeling Guide
(Plus $2.85 bookrate shipping in U.S. Indicate this adjustment in the "Comments" on Order Form)
You'll . . .
learn the easy modeling basics of waterpowered mills
find out how to create real stone models that survive in wet, dry, cold, hot, direct UV, and windy conditions
learn about waterwheels, sluices, flow controls, wheel posts and more
discover how to find and process your own stone
master new ways of modeling with reusable formwork and inexpensive casting materials
get ideas for modeling in 1:24 including sidings, roofing, windows and doors, figures, and other mill stuff
all in COLOR.
with storyboard How-To's
Review: Garden Railways Magazine, February,
by Marc Horovitz, Editor
"If you are interested in water-powered stone mills or
in using real stone for constructing model buildings, this
book is for you. The first section of the book covers the
use of real stone in modeling, including required tools, adhesives,
and other materials. Things are clearly explained in both
text and photos.
The book covers a lot of information
on full size, stone and part-stone mills from around the country
and includes a wide variety of photographs of these mills
and their attendant water wheels.
Water-powered mills were used for
just about every industrial application one could think of,
from textiles, to papermaking, to ironworking, to crushing
and pressing any number of different things, to, later, making
electricity. There were thousands of water-powered mills in
this country and abroad.
The book covers the various ways in
which full-size mills work and offers suggestions for model
makers in how to replicate these functions. Water wheels,
sluices, and sluice gates are all covered in both full size
and model form. Modeling information is integrated with full-size
information. For the modeling segments, we are presented with
sequential, step-by-step photos that clearly describe different
The book is well printed on uncoated
stock. Photo quality is a little erratic, but is generally
good. In short, this unusual volume contains a wealth of valuable
information on both structures that are little modeled and
modeling techniques that are little used, though highly effective
and durable outdoors. Highly recommended." M.H.
Authors: Mary Abel-Lavely and Tom Lavely (from Stoneworks)