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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  06:41:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A really nice job all around.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 01/29/2021 :  09:02:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, I agree with Bob!
It's also nice to watch someone else have fun with lighting!

Greg



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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  10:58:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl, Kevin, Bob and Greg!

Karl- Nice to hear from you again...I was just asking Kevin(Kebmo), if he knew your whereabouts!



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postalkarl
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  03:36:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl B:

Looking good so far. Keep the pics flowing.

Karl S.



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  1:39:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Karl S. I update new photos every Wednesday morning.


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Guff
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  8:13:03 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl, Nice!! Looking forward to more photos!

David Guffey

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Carl B
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Posted - 02/01/2021 :  10:16:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you David! Roof shingles are next...


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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  04:13:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah the dreaded roof shingles. Welcome to my world.
Is it Wednesday yet ?


Regards Rob

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

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Carl B
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  2:52:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, these won't be standard strip shingles....


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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  4:14:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, I believe one shingle at a time then ?
If so, should be a really nice effect.
Good luck.


Regards Rob

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

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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  07:36:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob.

These roofs are small, so I chose to make all the shake shingles needed by hand. First, cutting real cedar sheets (.018" thick) into about scale 12", 8" & 6" wide strips. Thanks to forum member "kebmo" for the raw material he kindly sent to me a few years ago.



I cut as many as I could grab at once with very strong scissors. Eyeballing about a scale 18" or less length. My inaccuracy is fine, that's what I need. Random lengths.



After sitting in two different gray paint washes, spread out to dry. This cedar certainly doesn't have consistent absorption, so color is all over the place....



I have no idea how many are in here! (or how many I need...) Hope it lasts the entire project.



Marking out guide lines for the shingles on the sub roof. Member Michael Hohns' idea of using the scribed siding own lines for alignment is great, but here's a tool I highly recommend for striking your own..an Incra T-Ruler. Holes are perfectly stamped in 1/16'",1/32" and 1/64" increments. You'll also need a .5mm mechanical pencil to fit the lead into those slots.



Began applying shingles. Will have to be toned down and blended. No sneezing allowed.



After each row is complete, they sit under a weight for a few minutes



Till next time....More shingles & details...



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/03/2021 :  07:43:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how fun....
that cedar wouldn't have taken a stain. paint worked well though. i tried to stain it once and was very disappointed in it. never thought of paint.


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

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  07:49:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, terrific looking shingling effort. They will put this one over the top!

Jim


Take the red pill

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George D
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  08:26:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good grief! I'll never again complain about having to apply strips of shingles. That's awesome, Carl!

George


Fly Army

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/03/2021 :  08:40:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, it seems that a lot of forum members have been caught up in shingling madness lately.
You however have taken the crown in shingling madness!
Looks excellent already!

Greg



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