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Carl B
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  10:13:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
no dormer on the ends

I'll second that.



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  11:02:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, especially the castings.

Watching these Mansards go up makes me wonder, were they difficult to construct in 1:1 scale? I can see the advantage to such a steep roof pitch to create more usable space in an attic so I suppose it was worth it to build it that way even if it was difficult. But not knowing much about construction, especially historic methods, I wonder how challenging or perhaps deceptively simple it was to build.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  1:24:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Galen,
Many mansard roofs did not have the curve, the roof just slanted down in a straight line.
Here's a drawing of the framing of a curved roof.



Bob



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Edited by - sgtbob on 07/24/2018 1:30:03 PM

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spyder62
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  1:54:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The mansard roof came about in France because buildings were taxed by the footage below the roof line. So in effect the third floor was not taxed as it was not below the roof line so was in effect an addict and not taxable.

Both models are looking great

rich


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  2:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich,

Very interesting. We all learn a lot on this Forum.

Here's where I am right now. There are little pieces that go on both sides at the bottom
and the roofs have to be made. I have added "glass" to all windows and added blinds and
curtains to most. I had left the windows in the main structure go until later but I
figured it would be real tough to do these after they are installed in the dormers. I guess the next
step will be some shingling.






Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  3:06:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Bob! You and Fred are doing Brockton proud!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  3:25:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You know. Pete, I grew up a very short distance from Brockton, in fact, they decorated the town
fantastically back in the 1930's and 40's that people (us included) drove miles to see it at
Christmastime. The town square, not the tenements.

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Terrell
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  5:18:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're getting to the fun part now, Bob.

And catching up fast.



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Orionvp17
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quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

You know. Pete, I grew up a very short distance from Brockton, in fact, they decorated the town
fantastically back in the 1930's and 40's that people (us included) drove miles to see it at
Christmastime. The town square, not the tenements.

Bob



Yep. "Shoe capital of the world."

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  9:58:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Bob, very nice!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  05:41:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I completed the roofs on each dormer and added those side pieces. Also added the
gutter for the hip section of roof. I pained all these and must now add the grime to match the rest of the structure.





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Carl B
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  08:08:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wonderful!


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  11:13:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful !!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  2:25:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Shoe capital of the world." Pete in Michigan
That's why even though the building is no longer in the well-heeled part of town, it still has sole.

Looks great, Bob!



Edited by - Bill Gill on 07/27/2018 08:09:41 AM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  2:34:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, it sure is looking just like a real life building'. What a terrific job you are doing..


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