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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  2:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The red rolled roofing that Bob Santos recently added to his Buxley's Books project
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371&whichpage=92
came out really well. Rather than hijack that thread, here's a short series of photos showing colored rolled asphalt roofing as it ages on a small building exposed to lots of sun, wind and water.

2008 This is the only shot taken of the water side


2012 the other side


2013


2013 a few months later after a big storm


2015

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  2:40:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The coal silo on the C&V RR has colored rolled asphalt based on that building.



photo by my son, Will.





Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/02/2017 3:00:39 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  2:57:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, it looks like your on a roll here once again, trying to teach us another lesson in observing the real world all around us.
That shed with the colourful patchwork of rolled roofing would be something different to try and model.
And your coal silo looks excellent as well!

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  3:03:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg, I played with trying to put tears and holes in the green roofing to expose a layer of red under it, but didn't quite get the desired results. Might try again on another building.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  3:06:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to second what Greg said.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  3:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll third it!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  3:40:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What Greg said, again

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  5:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Bill, what are you using for the roofing paper? I've used self adhesive #600 or #800 grit sandpaper from my automotive paint dealer for roofing. A primer coat on the subsurface really helps with the adhesion. The light colored paper works a lot better, and it takes weathering powders quite well.

Jim



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  7:58:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, KP, Pete, Bob and Jim!

Bob, the photos weren’t suggesting you copy the look. I actually like your models looking more spiffed up and well kempt. Notice the 1954 coal silo roof isn’t as beat up as that shed either.

Jim. I wanted to try very fine (1200 -1500 grit) wet or dry paper for black rolled roofing on a model for the NEB&W but the prototype had a grid of battens covering the roofing and I couldn’t
come up with a solid way to glue the thin wooden strips securely in place on a roof that will get frequently lifted off the layout most probably by grasping it by the edges of the roof. So tissue
paper was used on that project even though the sandpaper looked better.
For the small silo roof I used a couple sample cards of textured paint from a paint store. Most of the backing was scraped off the card to thin it before cutting to size and gluing it to the roof.
The “grit” on the sample is coarse for HO scale, so it got sanded a little bit, mostly to lower its profile when seen on edge. That step also happened to make it easier to weather the roofing with
dilute India ink.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/02/2017 9:26:13 PM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:09:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat idea, excellent results Bill! I frequently get dispatched to snag color samples at Lowes by my wife for her quilting color matching efforts.

Jim



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:15:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work Bill'. That is a great looking silo'..


Ted

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:24:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, i also have a stck of Formica/laminate sample for projects :)

Thanks, Ted! I just realized that silo is 10 years old this summer!



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Pennman
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  10:35:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill,
I like your silo too. As far as tarpaper goes, I tried what Brian Nolan used, tissue paper. I like the look of the finished product, but with one thin layer, mine doesn't look just right. I might have to do several layers to achieve greater thickness. Is your roof several thicknesses? Again, nice building.
Rich



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  11:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Jim, i also have a stck of Formica/laminate sample for projects :)

Thanks, Ted! I just realized that silo is 10 years old this summer!



Arrgh! I built my sister-in-law a doll house about 40 years ago, and used formica samples for the flooring. Cutting them with a razor saw was not fun!



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  04:54:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, you're definitely right about cutting Formica!


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wvrr
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  06:55:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks terrific, Bill. I'll have to try tissue paper, again. I have been using medical tape on the last couple structures I've built. Interesting idea on the paint sample cards, too. That's a new one! You're always ezploring new techniques.

I love the coal silo, too.

Chuck



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