Felch Mountain Railroad

1917 Mining & Logging operation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Tunnel portal and retaining wall. Using 3/16" dowels and craft sticks that I "creosoted" in a tub of watered down black paint. Much easier process and clean up than the old shoe shine method.

Tunnel portal and retaining wall. Using dowels and craft sticks that I "creosoted" in a tub of watered down black paint. Much easier process and clean up than the old shoe shine method.

Laying in the stream below the mill pond dam.  Also the waterfall in the background

Laying in the stream below the mill pond dam. Also the waterfall in the background

Adding details -  forest floor cover in a bag.  Will look better when trees are added.  Also I moved the corral fence to join the retaining wall.

Adding details - forest floor cover in a bag. Also I moved the corral fence to join the retaining wall.

The muddy park of the creek between the yard and the village.  Again used the clear adhesive caulk

The muddy park of the creek between the yard and the village. Again used the clear adhesive caulk

Added the road retaining walls

Added the road retaining walls

Back to retaining wall work

Back to retaining wall work

Rest of the creek.  Will likely do some finish work after this initial effort.

Rest of the creek. Will likely do some finish work after this initial effort.

Initial watering of the lower falls. Used clear adhesive caulk. Used brush to work it into flowing look.  Goes on white and dries clear.  Used real pebbles for the stones.

Initial watering of the lower falls. Used clear adhesive caulk. Used brush to work it into flowing look. Goes on white and dries clear. Used real pebbles for the stones.

Base layer around the mill stream

Base layer around the mill stream

Siding end out over the pond. Will be used for unloading logs

Siding end out over the pond. Will be used for unloading logs

Laying the base for the lower waterfall along with a little mountain repair

Laying the base for the lower waterfall along with a little mountain repair

Preparing the mill yard.  Added a third siding that will jut out into the pond for unloading logs

Preparing the mill yard. Added a third siding that will jut out into the pond for unloading logs

The start of the mill pond.  First time using plaster cloth I bought from Micro=Mark.  EZ to use. Paper towels are cheaper but this makes a better shell.

The start of the mill pond. First time using plaster cloth I bought from Micro=Mark. EZ to use. Paper towels are cheaper but this makes a better shell.

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