The undershot mill just needed a lively flowing stream or creek that would drive the paddles of the wheel. But still the water had to be controlled - or the mill wheel would be damaged in the next flood.
In consequence the base of my model got quite large: 65cm long, and 47cm wide.
|Lay-out of the base|
|Making the wheel|
|Working on the mill building|
The ground-floor in reality contained the machinery: gears etc. I didn't bother to make this. The only remnant is the support of the wheel axle on the left wall. The ground-floor has a large door and three windows to give some light. By the way, the window frames were printed on transparent film and glued to the inside of the window openings.
|The ground floor|
|The upper floor|
The roof is separate, two angles holding the two parts of the roof together and fitting inside the gables of the first floor.
|The roof, seen from underneath|
|The staircase glued together with pieces of plywood.|
|The ground floor and the staircase|
|The outer staff sluice|
|The inner sluices|
In the foreground you can see the outer support of the wheel the build-up of which can be better seen in the next photo.
|Sluices and wheel support|
|The old willow tree (no mill without one)|
(I hope my English was good enough to make myself understood.)