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Terrell
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  3:02:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To prove that I am actually working on this thing.

The front wall was sketched out on the black foamcore, windows cut out along with the openings for the two bays and the recessed entryway. Then the openings and edges were lined with cardboard. and the siding was cut from cardstock in 8" (scale) wide strips. And applied.





Entryway done the same way. It will be more recessed, it's just sitting in place.






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Pennman
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  6:02:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred,

At the rate you're going, you will have this finished in no time! Looks like you are off to a great start.

Rich



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  7:21:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow- that was quick. Fred, I just remembered this is O scale.

Any chance you could include some dimensions?



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Terrell
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  8:04:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, the front wall is 12 1/4" x 6 1/2". Assuming that's the dimension you want. The side walls will be 6" x 6 1/2". Of course this doesn't include the roof I'm trying not to think about.


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Carl B
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  8:54:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  06:38:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, WOW!! What a great start. I am still thinking about doing this structure in my scale
but I have to clean up some health issues first. You will be finished before I start.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  07:45:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So, you’ve taken the plunge. This is a fascinating structure which in your hands should turn out quite nice. The mansard roof looks complex but broken down into its components it’s doable. The photo gives you a pretty good profile from which you could cut a template, which will be a triangle with a curved hypotenuse. You would need two templates, wall and corner. The corner template same as wall but “stretched “ horizontally by (I believe) the sq root of 2.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  08:23:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's a profile from Moss and Winkler, "Victorian Exterior Decoration"



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  09:04:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It actually looks like a hip roof on top of a mansard roof to me.

Bob


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deemery
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  09:14:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some Mansard roofs were flat, others were hip roof. Hip roof tops are more commno.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Terrell
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  11:33:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys !!

I started out trying to build the two bay sections in foamcore, well, that didn't work. It doesn't want to bend the way you want it to or where you want it to. So I switched to 3/32" basswood. But the foamcore mock-up did help in sizing the bays.





Instead of making each bay in 3 sections and trying to bevel the edges to join them I glued a strip of cardstock to the backside the vertical length where I would eventually scribe and bend the pieces. The cardstock held the pieces together. I then glued the roof in place to maintain the shape and added a "floor" at the bottom. Then a small strip of basswood was added to the "gap" created from the bends and sanded smooth.






And, for the record, I am further along in this build than where I started posting it, I was just late starting the thread. So I'm not
that fast.


In fact I have been called half-fast.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  12:41:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, FANTASTIC JOB !!!

I see great minds work in similar fashion. I had planned to make the structure the same length as
you did. However, if you look at that one photo you can see part of one more bay which most likely means that
the real structure had at least twice the length we are modeling !! ouch

Can't wait to get started but you will be finished before I start.

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 06/16/2018 12:44:12 PM

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Terrell
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  1:39:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, Bob, as I said earlier I think I'm only modeling half. If you look at the picture that shows "all" I believe the two chimneys on the right are the center of the building.


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Terrell
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Posted - 06/17/2018 :  5:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I usually like to build one wall at a time, complete, before putting all the walls together. I find it easier that way. However with this build I'm finding it hard to do that, at least as far as the front wall goes. I would like to complete the bays before attaching them, much easier to install the windows but I can't finish out the trim until they are attached. And the walls need to be painted before the windows are installed since they are contrasting colors. It seems I can't do this until I do that but I can't do that until I do this and the moon has to be full on the second Sunday of the month or the cake will fall....

Anyway, I attached the bays and the entry way.





And added the corbels, not exact matches but I think they are sufficient.





The corbels were made from the cornice dentil, heavily modified. And Elegance toothpicks found at Walmart.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/17/2018 :  5:45:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, and nice use of "creative" materials!

Pete
in Michigan



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