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Gustav's Mill


I have the week off from work, and yesterday I built Gustav's Mill -- the Archistories Windmill 'Marienfehn' in Z scale (1:220).

The kit went together easily since the parts are so accurate.  The instructions are clear with good drawings.

The motor does work with a 3V battery holder.  There are two diodes included to slow down the revolutions per minute (from 33rpm to 15 rpm according to the instructions).  Those will be added later once I get the display table built for it.  The motor has a quiet wind-up toy sound that's rather satisfying.  I plan to make a modest landscape for the display, too.

There's a movie of it in action on my blog.


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This is really one of the first miniatures I have seen that has actual movement.  It's hard to believe it's so small.  Pictures are surely deceptive.  I know you must have put so much time and effort into this endeavor.  You are someone I aspire too.  Is there anything you can't accomplish in miniatures?


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