|Near finished mill with tail race extension installed. I still|
need to paint the stones, add the roof and some other details.
|Water wheel with NBWs installed. I used a half- inch |
wood dowel for an axle.
There was a lot of trial fitting, trimming scenery and mocking up to fit the dam. Once I was happy with the layout, I installed it with hot glue. I made the dam 5 inches tall so that it hides the seam in the back drop. That solves that problem.
I roughly followed the arrangement of the dam and head race with wooden sluice from the Yates Mill. It works well in this location. This web site has some good photos of Yates Mill, as well as hundreds of other mills around the world.
|Laying out the dam and spillway.|
|This is the view from the operators' aisle. The roof is temporary.|