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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/08/2015 :  08:57:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lynn and Ted, thanks for your postings.

I'm now working on the barn roof and have added small styrene strips to represent the seams. The
next job is adding snowguards. The last time I added snowguards I got a lot of questions but
this time I am doing something much easier. Snowguards came in all kinds of shapes, all
decorative. This time I am using a very simple diamond shape.

Please excuse the terrible quick drawing....




1. cut a small square from sheet styrene and turn it on end to make it a diamond. Put one
corner into a small hole drilled in the styrene roof.

2. A drop of solvent will fuse the diamond to the roof.

For the smaller scales, THAT'S IT, paint it black and your done.

3. for my larger scale I added a small styrene strip to represent the stem of the guard which
also adds more strength.

I have a LOT of these to do.............

Bob



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Yes, I have to straighten that one out. The back roof looks the same.

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Orionvp17
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These look good to me, Bob! I don't think I'd "straighten that one out," either-- these things work for a living, and stuff happens.

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rndunique
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Greetings Bob!

Just saw your note as we have been out cruising on our boat for the past few weeks. My original email has not changed, but try me on davidj.vanderwal at gmail dot com. I'll answer more quickly since that one shows up on my phone.

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dallas_m
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Your ice breakers are a pleasant conversation starter!

Cheers,
Dallas

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Ensign
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Posted - 09/08/2015 :  9:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hay! What a beautiful barn you have there sir!
Great way to make ice-breakers, do the Amish use lightning rods on their barns?

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Ray Dunakin
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Not having lived in places with snow, I'd never heard of snow guards before but seeing them, they make perfect sense.




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quartergauger48
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The 'snow guards look great Bob. I have them on my roofs. They shouldn't look perfect after a few snow storms over the years...In fact some fall off from the ice build up. I have to reinstall quite a few after last winter'...

BTW, that is a beautiful roof'...



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sgtbob
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Pete, Dallas, Greg, Ray, and Ted, Thanks for posting.

Greg, That's a good question, I don't see why not but I do not know. Anyway, this is not an Amish
barn, too "fancy" with those hex signs on it.

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Bob, the snow guards are another cool detail.


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Guff
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Bob,
The barn is beautiful! Seeing it makes me a little homesick for Penna. I lived the first 28 years of my life in central Pa and saw many of these types of barns. Even had a pair of hex signs on my garden shed when I settled into our new home. Thanks for the memories.
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sgtbob
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Bill and Dave, thanks for your comments.

Dave, where did you live in PA? Just curious.

I got the roof painted and added the ground wires from the lightning rods. Rained all day yesterday
(Boy, did we ever need that!!) but will try to get a few photos later today.

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Guff
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The little town of Milton.
Lots of fun trips to the Lancaster county area.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/12/2015 :  07:30:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, A nice little town. My friend Chuck Robinson has a model soldier shop there called The Red Lancers.

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These are just to show you where I'm going with the surrounding ground.












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