Watermills & Windmills



A FLOATING WATERMILL!

Although almost unknown in the UK, boat mills were once common in Europe on rivers such as the Rhine, Danube & their tributaries, they were often anchored midstream & could be moved to a different location when the river levels dropped. Compared to inland mills, the boat mills had huge paddle wheels which were sometimes as much as 5 Metres wide & similar in diameter very much like those once seen on rear driven river paddle steamers.
These huge wheels were prone to damage from winter ice & floating logs after a storm & many were dismantled or moved to a safe harbour for the duration of the winter.
TOWER MILL
SMOCK MILL
POST MILL
BOAT MILL

FENLAND WINDPUMP
POWDER MILL
OVERSHOT MILL
BREASTSHOT MILL
ISLE OF LEWIS NORSE MILL
TIDE MILL
BOATMILL
These models are all on display at Bishops lydeard Mill & museum in Somerset England.
The miniature displays show how the grain begins it's journey to the mill beginning with an Edwardian two Horse powered threshing machine, a steam powered threshing display, cabinets showing different types of mills including a Roman mill with a wooden pinwheel mechanism and a bakery shop display complete with miniature bread and cakes!

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2 HORSE THRESHING JIG
STEAM THRESHING DISPLAY
BAKERY SHOP
ROMAN MILL WITH PINWHEEL MECHANISM
MEDIEVAL TREADMILL CRANE
THE MODEL ROOM AT BISHOPS LYDEARD MILL
Model Windmills,Watermills & related models made by Vic Newey, Worcestershire, England, and on permanent display at Bishops Lydeard Mill & Museum, Somerset, England
FULLING MILL
THRESHING BARN
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New model for 2017
A Gypsy camp with model caravan
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