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George D
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:19:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, as long as you've been building models, your junk box is probably a gold mine and could cover missing parts for several future builds.

George


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:44:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reading Bruce, you're on. The only Campbell kit I've built was the Livestock Feed Corral. The P.O. had removed 1/2 of the parts, and then shrink wrapped the box. I 'won it' at the Orlando Convention's Silent Auction. Fun making the missing parts! Use those classic shingles.

Jim


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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  10:16:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by resqrk

I recently built the sand house from this kit. Like yours, I bought it from someone and it was missing the entire sand bin as well as a lot of the sand tower parts and castings. I'll be watching how you handle that....
Rick




Rick,

I will try to explain the substitutions I make.


Bruce

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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  10:17:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Bruce, as long as you've been building models, your junk box is probably a gold mine and could cover missing parts for several future builds.

George



So true, George.



Bruce

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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  10:18:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

I'm reading Bruce, you're on. The only Campbell kit I've built was the Livestock Feed Corral. The P.O. had removed 1/2 of the parts, and then shrink wrapped the box. I 'won it' at the Orlando Convention's Silent Auction. Fun making the missing parts! Use those classic shingles.

Jim



Jim,

Dimensions sent. Many thanks. Okay, I stick with the Campbell shingles.



Bruce

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deemery
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  10:31:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, don't depend on the adhesive on those Campbell shingles. But consider, wouldn't the slate quarry give your RR a great deal on slates? That's why all my RR structures have slate roofs :-)

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  11:09:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by deemery

Bruce, don't depend on the adhesive on those Campbell shingles. But consider, wouldn't the slate quarry give your RR a great deal on slates? That's why all my RR structures have slate roofs :-)

dave



Good question, Dave! One good tip I had from Bob Hayden decades ago was to glue the shingles down with white glue, then take a brush and cover the roof with thinned white glue to get the things to sit like actual shingles. One or two here and there can be picked up, but the roof that looks like cupped Mediterranean tiles means the building owner needs to pay better attention, as the place is no longer water-tight and the money invested in the place may very well be washed or rotted away. Yes, it's artistic, but we're talking real business money here!

And given the environmentally friendly product that Bruce's Railroad is shipping all over the place, you'd think he could negotiate a decent rate for slate for keeping the shipping method alive!

Pete
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  2:25:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just hate waiting for the mail too.







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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  6:30:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're the man, Jim!


Bruce

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Dave and Pete, we have slate, true. But remember that the Slate Run is one of the Logging Railroads of Pennsylvania, too. Old Mr. Keyser who owns the shingle mill in the woods appreciates a little business, too.

The last time I used Campbell shingles, I used transfer tape. That didn't stop the curling, but those shingles are not coming off the roof.



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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  7:26:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Youíre a lucky guy, Bruce.

I usually use generous slobber when I glue down Campbell shingles. And I burnish each row down before adding the next. Thug donít come up and cupping is almost eliminated. However, I like the thinned white glue trick as insurance, Pete.




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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  09:25:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Youíre a lucky guy, Bruce.




I am indeed, Mike.

I'm starting work on the sand bin. The dowels are made of a hard wood, so adding wood grain with a razor saw was a bit more difficult than when working with basswood. I also cut one end of the dowels at 45 degrees to "help shed water". After that, I soaked the parts in A&I. Notice the graduated width of the boards in the scribed siding.





I have also started gluing the exterior posts to the walls. I think that this photo will show the wood grain that I added to the dowels.






Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  09:27:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on those dowels!

Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  09:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

I can see the grain on the posts very clearly and it is very good. It looks just right.

Regarding roof material, I know your railroad serves the slate industry, but Iím sure it also ships forest products, so a wood shake roof makes sense, particularly on such a lowly structure.

Mike



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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  09:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Bruce,

... so a wood shake roof makes sense, particularly on such a lowly structure.

Mike



Mike, I am indeed going to use the Campbell shingles. But as far as putting a slate roof on lowly structures, I took this picture of an outhouse in Bangor, PA (heart of the PA slate belt). Unfortunately, the sun was shining brightly off the roof and I couldn't trespass to get closer, so this is the best that I could do.



BTW, there was a slate pit literally in their back yard, just beyond that tree line. Slate for the outhouse was probably laying around for the taking.



Bruce

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