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Terrell
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  2:10:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I wasn't of any help, Ted.

I've started on the roof.




It's removeable so it's keyed to fit in the same place all the time. (Big tab A into big slot B).




I made a template from part of the prototype image. I know the image is probably skewed but it's close enough.



I still need to add end supports and I'll look closer at where any additional supports are needed later.




I'm using info I've received from various forum members (many thanks to them) and sort of developing my own way. So right or wrong, good or bad here we are.




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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  2:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks perfect. Thatís how I would have done it. And your template profile looks good also.

How are you going to do the corner? I have an idea that involves tracing the profile along a shadow on a vertical surface to which the profile is attached at a 45 degree angle.

Mike


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Carl B
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  4:23:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We knew you could do it Fred!

Your method will work just fine...please continue...



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  4:24:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No problem Fred'. I'll figure it out'....

Great idea skewing the roof parts. I agree with Mike, and would do it that way too I think. Seems the most practical way'..



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Terrell
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  8:04:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, Carl and Ted.

I plan on sheathing the supports with 1/32 basswood sheets. It bends easily enough. For the corners, my thinking is, the end of the sheets should have the same profile. My template was made from the corner of one of the roofs. So if I measure correctly (key phrase) The corners should nest together correctly. At least close enough I can work with them. I may need to add some backing to either the end piece or front piece to give more gluing surface (and sanding surface). But that's what I'm thinking. We'll see.



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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/08/2018 :  9:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cardstock template first?

Galen


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Terrell
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  9:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great minds think alike.


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jbvb
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  10:09:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Note that flashing (paper painted as weathered copper or lead) can hide a multitude of small sins on a corner between two roof surfaces.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  11:29:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

Note that flashing (paper painted as weathered copper or lead) can hide a multitude of small sins on a corner between two roof surfaces.


James makes a good point. It is pretty subtle to my eye but there does appear to be flashing along the edge where roof sections need.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  06:43:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell,

GREAT start on that roof, very similar to what I am planning, however, I am a long way from that at
this time. If it works out as I see it in my mind I will have a "former" at each side of each
dormer to help hold the roof's shape.

Keep up the wonderful build.

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/

Edited by - sgtbob on 07/09/2018 06:46:17 AM

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Terrell
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  12:42:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys. The shingles will help to hide a lot of flaws.

I started with the two end pieces. I'm going with two dormers on each end but the space between them is tightened up. So they don't fit where I think they should, just where I could fit them.




I'm cutting the front piece long. When it's glued in place I will sand it down to fit, instead of trying to figure out the perfect cut.




As you can see I've added a couple more supports. And spaced the dormers as best I could.



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Pennman
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  1:36:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress Fred, looks like you have the work cut out for you! I have some of the Gorilla glue, but haven't tried it yet. Does it compare well with Elmer's tite bond?
Rich



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Terrell
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  1:46:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't really say, Rich. I've never used Titebond. But it grabs on fast and hangs on tight. I can say that.


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Pennman
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  2:00:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for answering so quickly Fred, it appears you "have it all together ", in more ways than one.
Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  2:43:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, A great start on the roof, I'll be watching to see if I can borrow (steal) any ideas.

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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