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bandman
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  2:26:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lighting looks fantastic.

Horton M.



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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  3:35:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks gregg and horton.
gregg you're right, i'm gonna be singing and playing the roofers blues, just like i did as a 19 yr old roofer.
cept, when i was 19 i threw my eswing hammer in a pond cuz i hated roofing so much, and the last time i did it (in my 50s) i hated it even more.
the only job i've ever had that was worse than roofing was laboring for a brick layer/nazi.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
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Posted - 06/11/2020 :  12:23:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1/32" plywood

Hey Kevin, who is your vendor for this stuff?



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/11/2020 :  3:22:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kebmo1

thanks gregg and horton.
gregg you're right, i'm gonna be singing and playing the roofers blues, just like i did as a 19 yr old roofer.
cept, when i was 19 i threw my eswing hammer in a pond cuz i hated roofing so much, and the last time i did it (in my 50s) i hated it even more.
the only job i've ever had that was worse than roofing was laboring for a brick layer/nazi.



So was that as a hod carrier or a wheelbarrow? I did the hod carrying gig for 2 days, and then started working at an autobody shop. Hod carrier = Extra large T-shirt, extra small ball cap.

Lighting looks terrific!

Jim


Take the red pill

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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/11/2020 :  6:10:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
carl,
i got it from northeast scale lumber.
jim, the guy i worked for was a real sob. he had me pushing a hod full of bricks into the house so he could start on the fireplace, and the hod tipped while walking across a 2 x 12 and all the bricks(and me) fell into the construction hole. he glared at me and said, get those bricks in here. i grabbed my sweatshirt and lunch bag and hitchhiked home. that was my last day.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Pennman
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  05:26:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin,

I see you have completed the interior lighting, another area not in my tool box of tricks that I am still a student. What I am referring to is the addition of a resistor to complete the circuits.
It also appears you have this build under control, and its appearance is a good one. Shingles are many, but they will tie the whole project together. Once completed though, you will have times to look back on these projects to provide yourself with inspiration to complete future builds.
Great work.

Rich



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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  06:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i got one of the roof panels shingled yesterday.


1x6 aren't the only thing this critter eats.....
if you look on the angled end of the roof panel you'll notice that i'm using copper tape painted "dark patina" for the valley flashing.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  09:12:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful shingling job, Kevin. As Rich said, you’ll be able to look at it with a sense of accomplishment.

Mike



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  09:26:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good. Rows properly aligned.

Maybe I missed it, what brand shingles are they?



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  10:11:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking roof.


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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  8:07:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mike; thank you sir.
carl; builders in scale real cedar self adhesive. i love them. a bit finicky to install, but i think they look good. in fact, i ran out on the back panel and had to order a couple more packages of them. probably get them next week.
bill; thanks.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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robert goslin
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Posted - 06/18/2020 :  01:49:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, this build is getting better all the time.
Really impressed with your shingles. They look random, but neat and the colour is spot on.

Nice selection of guitars too.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/18/2020 :  06:43:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bob, thanks.its been a fun project, but i think if i had just bought the kit ($169.95 at bar mills) i would've saved some money....

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/18/2020 :  09:36:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, nice work on that shingling job, lines look perfectly straight and the colour is right on!

Greg Shinnie



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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/18/2020 :  4:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks greg. i manage a homeowner's association that requires all 135 homes to be roofed with cedar shakes, and they are much grayer that these shingles are. i made up a batch of silverwood and added 5 drops of bone white to it and i am going to give the roof a coat of that after it's all assembled.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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