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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  7:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

I really like where this is going!

Pete
in Michigan



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railman28
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  8:56:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
excellent roof job. I like hoe you weighted the Slate shingles sections.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Pennman
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  10:36:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl, I'm still with you on this! Great work. I like the roof choices you have used.

Rich



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kebmo
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  07:29:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
fantastic carl. just fantastic.

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Carl B
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  10:31:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, Bob, Rich and Kevin thank you for your comments!

Appreciate you all hanging in there with me....still a lot to accomplish....



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Carl B
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  06:48:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the Johnson building, there will be a small, flat lead roof. I prepped the area with an additional 1/8" square brace and small shims around the attic room.



It's very cramped up here, so I am assembling everything on the bench on a false bottom, which will be simply glued to the top framing. The gray sheet is .01 styrene



I used 2 x 2 styrene or wood for the seams, added some heavy additional weathering, and glued in place. I also shingled the attic room roof with the slate shingles...



The rest of the roof is mansard style, which will also be long lead sheeting. More of the same .01" styrene & 2 x 2 being painted here, then it will be glued to the thin card substrates.



Both cards glued in place. I installed a plank walkway to cover the gap between the two roof slopes, and provide some (soon to arrive) chimney sweeps a place to assist their climbing chores.



Finally onto the last roof of the brick structure, where I'll shingle directly onto these new sub-roof cards. The location of my last chimney has been penciled in..



Shingling the 5 cards with a RS Laser product, which I had painted long ago, but never used.



Oops again! After finishing the shingling and test fitting again, I realized I made a dumb mistake. On the first panel, the shingles are going the wrong way! I made a new one immediately on the left, original on the right....



Finally, all the top sides completed....



Till next time....A simple mode of transportation...



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  07:07:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Catching that error and resolving it early on, is a testament to your level of detail, amazing workmanship.

Jim



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Pennman
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  07:54:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

With the many various roofs that you planned for these structures, it's a wonder anyone could keep up,. But you mastered it beautifully. Great work and thanks for sharing.

Rich



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kebmo
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  08:12:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
this little block looks like a roofer's nightmare, but you slogged your way through it and it is turning out fantastic.
i'm still wondering about the fog though. there's gotta be fog.....
holmes and watson always walked through fog.


the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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George D
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  09:17:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those roofs are looking great, Carl. You had a lot of geometry problems to work out.

George



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  09:41:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your amazing work as usual!! A true Master at scratch building!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  7:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Way to go Carl, "God bless us, everyone!"



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Carl B
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  8:25:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jim, Rich, Kevin, George, Jerry and Frank!

there's gotta be fog ........I will try to figure something out Kevin...

"God bless us, everyone!".....Ahh yes... Tiny Tim ...unfortunately I'll be done with this in a few weeks.



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George D
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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  11:15:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, here's an animation of 17th century London that might interest you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPY-hr-8-M0

George



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  11:19:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

I've said this before, and sound like a broken record (remember those??), but I really like how this is going.

Bravo!

Pete
in Michigan



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