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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  8:09:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Quite a structure that is. All the windows and clerestory give it lots of personality.

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 03/14/2021 8:11:17 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  8:14:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Joe & Rick, thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to post them!

Jerry, if it comes out half as nice as your mine looks I'll be happy!

Joe, can't wait to have you over to see it!

Rick, as you know this kit comes with a lot of cast metal details.
By the look of the photos most of them get used outside laying around the shop.
However I think some of them can look good in the interior.
My trusses are fixed in place, so I either have to use tweezers to get details in from the top, or place them on the shop base and lower the shop down around them.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  8:17:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Greg,

Quite a structure that is. All the windows and clerestory give it lots of personality.

Mike




Mike, thanks for your continued interest and for your post!
Yes this shop seems to have lots railroad personality.

Greg



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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  07:38:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Ensign:

I shall be following along.

Karl S.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  09:11:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the roof, Greg.

Black Kraft paper is my 'go-to' for tar paper roofing. Before we left New Jersey, I stopped by my old high school's art department and go a few yards of it off the 3' wide roll. I think that I'm good for life unless I live as old as Methuselah.


Bruce

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Guff
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  3:28:26 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice roofing job!

David Guffey

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  5:51:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The tar paper looks very good. You did a great job on the weathering. Looks great with all the roof vents in place. Nice work.

Mike Mace
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Ensign
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  9:06:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, Bruce, Dave & Mike, thanks for your positive comments & for taking the time to post them!

I decided to do away with the light gray roofing, so I painted it flat black and left it un-weathered.
So that it still looks like it's been repaired.
I also made up those cement caps for the front & back walls.
I used 1/32"thick x 5/16" wide plain sheet wood to make those caps, and painted them with concrete.
I even added some tar pitch around all of the vents bases, and some rust streaks running down from them.
Here's how the shop is looking now.





Greg



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Pennman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  9:11:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Sorry I missed opening day one of your excellent tutorial, but in any case, I am grabbing a seat in the wings.
I have a few of these kits to build and with your help of providing a S-B-S arrangement of sequences, I can come back here to check how its done.
I like the paint colors used on the brick, and trim & Doors. I will be following along with your progress from now on, thanks for sharing your skills.

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  12:17:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Rich, thanks for your kind thoughts!
Nice to have you along!

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  05:52:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

It's looking very good !! I like the way the roof came out.

Bob


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George D
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  09:09:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the coloring of your roof, Greg.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  10:57:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I like your decision to paint the roof repairs. They look better than the gray, which to my eyes contrasted too much in the photos.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  10:58:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob & George, thanks for your posts!
Glad you guys like the shop's roof.

Greg



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Terrell
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  11:43:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great, Greg!!


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