At the left we see a fixed-leg derrick (an Alexander kit) that is used to unload logs from the cars. Four logs rest on the inclined beams until the log trolly that brings them to the circular saw is empty. Behind the sawmill (a Fine Scale Miniature kit), one can see one of the scratchbuilt portable dormitories used by the lumberjacks; to the right one catches the edge of a rectangular water tank built from a Campbell kit. The ground was created by using matte medium to fasten real soil, tiny pebbles, and ground foam to a plywood base previously painted with a medium brown. Bark shaved off twigs makes good HO-scale bark and other cuttoffs [GPL].