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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/10/2016 :  5:38:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking station.

Jerry

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Terrell
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  3:26:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I've pretty much finished the roof. I decided to go with standing seam roofing using a technique I've never used before. I started by lining the roof. Then added strips of .030 gauge floral stem wire, glued down with Mod Podge.



After the stem wire was in place I glued down strips of aluminum foil.




Not liking the shiny aluminum roof I decided to paint it gloss black.






I like the black better and the gloss kind of gives it a metallic look but I wonder if I should tone it down a little? Maybe a matte finish?

Thoughts and comments are more than welcome.



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kyle creel
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  10:20:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the effect. I had really good results using plain old acrylic copper hobby paint. No over spray was needed, and it looks exactly like copper roofing. I don't know how to post photos or I'd post a couple. Maybe I could email the shots to you?


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  10:57:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
J really like that wire technique Fred'. looks really cool. I wonder how it would look in copper color?
No problem getting he wire to stick with the modge podge hey'..Very interesting'...




Ted

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Terrell
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  5:31:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No problem with the Mod Podge holding the wire.

Copper never crossed my mind. But one thing I was trying to do was blend the station in with the other buildings. That's why I didn't stay with the aluminum color.



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Grabnet
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  7:05:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too like this technique a lot. Looks good. Doc Tom


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/20/2016 :  7:56:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Doc.

The talk about the copper roof got me wondering so I did a small test strip to see how it may look with the gray siding.



Any thoughts?



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/20/2016 :  8:13:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure Fred. Kinda like the black. If it was my build, I think I would give it a little lite shot of Dullcoat....Or the copper would most definitely be really weathered down...



Ted

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/21/2016 :  06:49:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your method looks good but I think a copper roof would be WAY over the top pricewise for a small RR
station. There are a lot of standing seam roofs around here on barns and they are usually painted
dark gray, red, some green, a few orange.

Whatever you choose I'm sure you will do a great job of it.

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/21/2016 :  5:46:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ted and Bob. I think I'll stick with the black and just tone it down.




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Terrell
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Posted - 07/24/2016 :  4:08:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I said I would, I went ahead and sprayed the roof with a clear matte finish. And guess what, luckily for me, it was an extremely hot and humid morning yesterday so the matte spray "dusted" the roof. I wiped off a lot of it and what is left I have to say I like. It did tone it down.

So I went ahead and painted the roof trim, added the chimney, roof vent and roof support.












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BigLars
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Posted - 07/24/2016 :  6:21:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! I have tried a few time to paint his weekend and it is a challenge. Got to love the summer in NC.


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ocalicreek
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Posted - 07/24/2016 :  7:08:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Interesting technique using the wire and foil. Black would not have been my first choice, but the dullcote helps. Pigeons and their droppings would really show up nicely as a fun detail!

Galen



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/01/2016 :  09:11:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A quick, small update.





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railman28
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Posted - 08/01/2016 :  11:20:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The train order board really helps the roof, as does the angle of this last shot.
You got a very nice rural station.


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