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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 03/18/2021 :  5:38:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, it's nice to see you back at work on this!
I love the look of the roof!
However that dark section below what I think is a snow guard, are you going to continue the slate roofing there?
The chimney is way better than it would have been without your improvements to it.

Greg



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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 03/18/2021 :  6:42:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike the roof look great. The H&R brick paper is very nice. I have several different color and use it a lot for foundations.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 03/18/2021 :  6:52:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Greg. Iím happy that you like it.

Photos of these towers in the 1950ís and after appear to have a roll roofing below the snow guard, so thatís what I did.

Mike




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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 03/18/2021 :  6:55:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Mike.

I still have several sheets of the H&R brick. Iíve used it carefully although now there are good alternatives.

Mike



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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

Supporting Member


Posted - 03/19/2021 :  09:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
The tower is looking really good. The slate roof looks very realistic.

Scott



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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 03/19/2021 :  11:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Scott!

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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  9:39:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, good to see this build back up & going again.
The slate roof looks excellent, and I do like the colour scheme.
Hope to see some more progress soon.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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Bernd
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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  08:37:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Haven't stopped by your shop in a while.

That tower is starting to look good. You got me wondering if I have that same kit buried in a drawer somewhere.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  08:41:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Rob.

Iím glad the fellow Iím building the tower for selected these colors. Itís prototypical for the period he models. Sometimes they were repainted a single color, not at all pleasing.

Mike



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  09:40:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm back to working on the walls. Between the first and second floors is a section of fish-scale siding. The kit supplied a card material with the fish-scale shingles impressed in the card. I cut out a section following the kit instructions, then realized the instructions were incorrect.



With only just enough material provided, there was no repairing my mistake, so I ordered stick-on fish-scale material.

As a first step I added a substrate of scribed sheetwood, as shown in this in-progress photo:



Turns out that there was insufficient material supplied to do all the sections without splicing, which would have looked bad. It was serendipity that I messed up right at the beginning rather than after I had cut out and installed sections.

Mike


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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 03/30/2021 :  09:55:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, despite, or pehaps because of, the challenges with this kit you have towered above them and are suceeding very nicely


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Carl B
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  10:03:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee Mike, I hope your friend didn't pay much for that kit!


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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  1:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I'm sorry you had those frustrating moments. When I have them I have to remind myself that from failure comes success.
Fear of failure is one of the reasons I procrastinate on my projects.

Your modeling work is what brought me to this site and motivates me to build.

Scott




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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 03/30/2021 :  2:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you guys!

Bill, yes, I'm trying to tower above disappointment and dismay.

Carl, I don't think he did pay very much. I have a sense that I will match his cost with the substitutions I'm making.

Scott, very kind of you to say that. I did take a break this week out of concern for my ability to do this special siding, especially getting the angles right and having good clean corners.




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railman28
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  3:25:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frustrating I'm sure but the Fish scale material should give you a better finish.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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