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Details will vary across scales.

McCabe Fire Hose Storage and Water Tank

Fire is the worst thing that can happen to a sawmill. And sadly, history shows that it happened often! With all that wood stacked around, sparks from the boiler house or a steam loco can get things going.

Since the first McCabe sawmill was lost to a fire, John McCabe decided to reduce the risk. A 38-foot high water tower was built strictly for the purpose of holding water just in case of fire. And six fire hose storage sheds were placed around the yard providing quick and easy access to fire hoses. Water was supplied to the sheds via underground pipes.

This kit consists of laser-cut basswood, plywood, and cardstock, tarpaper roofing, and white metal and brass detail castings. The tabbed, well-engineered construction provides fast and easy assembly. Six hose storage sheds and one water tank are included. The tank footprint is about 14' square with each shed about 6' x 7'. It is a limited edition kit.

Use of these components is not restricted to the sawmill. They can be used around most other industries and in the rail yard.


     #08260     S Scale    $ 79.95
     #18260     O Scale    $ 89.95
     #28260    HO Scale    $ 49.95


Logging Project Links

Overall Mill Plan
Slatyfork Sawmill
Sawmill Interior
Power House
Sawdust Shed
Planing Shed
Drying Kiln
Log Dump
Pump House
Tramway & Storage Yard
Boxcar Storage Shed
Camp Car Set I & II
Fire Train
MoW Speeders
Company Office
McCabe Log Cars
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Cabin Creek Series

Goin' Home Series

New River Yard


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