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Carl B

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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  7:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich- thanks.

Kevin- I've been through the USPS waiting game as well.

Mike- Good to hear you received the ruler. My pleasure to recommend it.

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Carl B

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  07:48:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whew, the roof cards are finished. As I feared, there weren't enough shingles, so I had to make more. All painted a deep brown because my original "gray stain" didn't cut it..Grey and white drybrushing. The dormers are always a challenge...

Almost finished with this smaller roof. More dirt and weathering needed everywhere.

I want to build the two turbine type vents, as indicated by the plans.

To begin, I started by grinding down some styrene disks of 3 different diameters on my Dremel.

Glued those in a sandwich, then attached to a styrene 7/32" tube.

Sanded down some scrap plaster to the shape I needed for the bases. Basically a pyramid with a flat top.

Turbines finished with rusty browns and some silver paint, and installed. Two piece cast metal SS Limited chimney was painted and installed above the location of the brick boiler..

Starting the Assembly (larger) building roof. It's nearly identical to the smaller version. 1 x 4 white trim is at the intersection of walls and roof, and green 1 x 6 covers the rough edges of roof panels.

Till next time....another chimney & a dock..

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/10/2021 :  07:52:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
your shingles look fantastic. as does everythng else....

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

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  08:37:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, your roofing looks amazing!
Nice work on those roof vents as well!


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George D

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  08:51:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the way you made the turbines, Carl.


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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  09:13:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl great work on those turbines. And the roof is pretty dam nice to.


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

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Tyson Rayles

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 02/10/2021 :  12:25:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Terrific job with the shingles and roof detailing. Your shingles look beautifully weather beaten.


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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  1:25:41 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking terrific, Carl.

I love that chimney casting - although it looks like a hell of an earthquake risk!

Cheers, Mark.

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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  4:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Carl -

This is looking really good, very creative on the turbines. Good job.

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Carl B

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  6:32:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kevin, Greg, George, Jerry, Mike G., Mike H., Mark and Jim!

Those turbines were a day-long chore to make- so I'm very glad you all like them

Mark- That chimney IS a beauty- however it comes in 2 halves, diagonal along the length. They didn't match up very well- so a lot of filing and putty later, I got something usable. If interested, the part number is SS2033.

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robert goslin

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  8:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, More impressive progress. The shingles look really nice. Colouring is spot on.
And nice to see an overall shot of how it will look. It appears we are both using a similar colour scheme.
The vents look good. Must remember that for my build.
And I really like the chimney. Doesn't look too stable, but plenty of character.

Regards Rob

My current build.

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  9:23:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, very nice rooofing. Nice and squared.


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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  10:50:55 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The roof is loaded with character!! Very interesting method for making the turbines, they look great!

David Guffey

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Carl B

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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  08:59:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Rob, Bob, and Dave!

Yes sir Rob, white body with green trim is quite popular, but hey, it work well!

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