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Ensign
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Posted - 03/20/2018 :  3:39:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, your newly installed slate roofs look terrific!
They used a lot of copper back in those days for ridge caps, and in valleys.
Now that you have a clean slate, perhaps you could paint your ridge caps to look like newly installed copper without a green patina.
Just a thought.

Greg Shinnie



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/20/2018 :  8:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for supplying us with the slate roof particulars Mike. So out of the many described, which one is your favorite? That sure is a very fine looking slate roof on your building'..and your car as well'..


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/20/2018 :  9:24:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted,

Thank you. My favorite is the metal ridge cap. I think it is the easiest to do and looks best.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/23/2018 :  7:31:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As long as I was thinking about ridge caps for slate roofs, and needing one for the car shop, the auspices were favorable. My approach was to tape some 0.005" styrene sheet to the material Evergreen sells for making raised seam roofing, and using a sharp--but not too sharp--lead pencil I scribe the thin sheet . . .



Which when turned over gives me a series of ribs:



I cut them apart into narrow strips, folded them, and after painting I had ridge cap with the slightest suggestion of a bead at the peak.



I think for a railroad shop this is about as fancy as needed. Even when made of copper these ridge caps were often painted, so I decided to follow suit. Besides, Michael's did not have a nice copper color in a spray can. After a little Dulcote I will glue them to the peak.

Mike



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Nelson458
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Posted - 03/23/2018 :  7:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, I've been dropping in once in a while, but I gotta say, I really love those freight cars. Also, very neat work on the slate roof.

Tony Burgess
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Bernd
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Posted - 03/24/2018 :  08:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Just stopped by to see what's happening. I've been wrestling with the Ramsey Station applying shingles. Tough for a first time through. Using Minuteman Scale Models slate shingles. I was wondering how the ridge gets done. Now thanks to your post the problem is solved.

Your roof looks really great. I'm going to have to decide if I ever do this again, and I will, whether to put the shingles on before installing the roof or after. For doing this the first time I think doing it before the roof is glued on would have been better. Oh well, I'm still in the learning stage on this portion of the hobby.

Bernd


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/24/2018 :  09:18:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony and Bernd, thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

Bernd, I found the slate takes practice, although I find them easier than the Campbell shingles. Almost all of my slate roofs have been removable; that makes it a little easier to trim edges and provides a firm support when sticking them down.

Mike


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Carl B
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Posted - 03/24/2018 :  09:26:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike- Great execution on that ridge cap...got to remember that one!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/24/2018 :  1:32:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Mike- Great execution on that ridge cap...got to remember that one!



Thanks, Carl!



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/24/2018 :  2:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is nice work Mike,and it looks great'.
Thanks for the tutorial'...



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/25/2018 :  1:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

That is nice work Mike,and it looks great'.
Thanks for the tutorial'...



Thank you, Ted.

I completed the metal ridge and installed it on the car shop. A few more details--such rails withing the shop--and it will be complete . . . if I don't count the attached machine shop.



I don't claim this is the best method for ridge cap construction, but it does give a rather plain cap I think appropriate for this kind of building. If I were to do the same for a depot I would attempt a more pronounced bead along the top.

I have used the same method of scribing thin styrene sheet to represent raised seam roofing, such as on this feed store:



I go through this trouble because I find products like the Evergreen raised seam roofing to be a little over-sized and metal products are more work to paint and are easily bent in a nonprototypical-looking way.

Mike



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Edited by - Michael Hohn on 03/25/2018 1:49:21 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/30/2018 :  09:36:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here’s a couple photos of roof treatments in Old Salem in Winston-Salem





The first shows a metal cap. The second one shows two ways of finishing off the ridges on a hipped roof.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 03/31/2018 :  7:30:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Slate roof and ridge caps look good! Nice work!
Dave



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2018 :  9:45:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Dave!



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/01/2018 :  03:03:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea on how to make the ridge cap! Looks great.

Håkan



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