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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  05:00:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray and Bob, thanks for your posts.

Here's where the model stands right now. That "platform" on the left will have another roof
end and all the rest are lower edges of more roofs. The roof on the right was a problem.
No photo shows it in any detail, just a low leaning puddle of roofing. I chose to make it
more standard and once it is covered with roofing materials in will blend in. There is
no significance to the coloring, I have a supply of heavy chipboard that I like to use
for roofs but that material will not take the slant and curve required by that section of
roof so I simply used other card that was on hand. I still have not done that touch-up
painting I need to do, but soon it will be done.







I should remind you that for the sake of trying to keep the model within reasonable
size I have shortened the depth (the distance between things going from front to back) has
been shortened in all cases. The model is already getting too big to manage.




Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  07:03:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome Bob!


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  09:48:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your roof layout looks good to me!

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Guff
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  10:32:49 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Roof profile Looks great!

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  11:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

If you donít have the roofs exactly right you must be close. I suspect some of the complexity is due to various ad hoc changes over the years.

Mike



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  12:00:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Bob! What are the dimensions so far?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  04:28:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Greg, Dave, Mike, and Ray, thanks for your comments.

Ray, so far it's 19 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches high.
The next sections of roof are going to increase that greatly in height and a bit in width. I'm hoping not to increase the depth.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  4:32:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Early stages of figuring out the roofs. Remember, I have foreshortened the back to front distances so that complicates it a bit.






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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  8:48:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Bob.

Jerry

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  9:15:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Enough of the "rivet counting" and worrying! This structure will be fabulous, and if it's not a "model of," it is certainly "inspired by," so it's all good. Rule One governs! Drive on!

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  12:25:52 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
"Complicates it a bit" is an understatement. What a terrific job you ae doing!


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  09:29:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, are you going to add that little cupola shown in the original photo to your roof, and also that gable window?

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  11:56:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Pete, Dave, and Greg, thanks for your comments.

Pete- I like your idea "inspired by"

Greg - yes, I will make the cupola and I have already made a gallery window but it is not as detailed as the real one. I don't think my hands and eyes are that good anymore.



It's just sitting in place, not glued on.

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Ensign
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  12:19:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob





Greg - I don't think my hands and eyes are that good anymore.


Bob



Bob, even if that is the case, your still a better modeler than most of us!

Greg



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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  7:44:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Your roofing job is looking great! I think you have pulled of the foreshortening well. Like the gallery window.
Scott



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