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  • Thanks for the details about your tar paper. I've got 3 questions

    1--Do I understand your tar paper layering / overlapping to say that there is only 1 thickness of tar paper at the very edge of the roof?

    2-- What did you use as the roof under the tar paper- Scale lumber or sheet styrene?

    3-- Did you attach your roof walkways on top of the tar paper?

    Thanks

    Joe in Orlando

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      Originally posted by Joe-SVL


      Thanks for the details about your tar paper. I've got 3 questions

      1--Do I understand your tar paper layering / overlapping to say that there is only 1 thickness of tar paper at the very edge of the roof?



      At the edges I have a 1/2 wide section that then gets double lapped with a full width section of tar paper.

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      2-- What did you use as the roof under the tar paper- Scale lumber or sheet styrene?


      In my case, it's either scale lumber or a milled roof. Rare that I work in styrene.

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      3-- Did you attach your roof walkways on top of the tar paper?



      I almost always have the roof walkway supports mounted to the roof prior to installing the tar paper, and when the roofing is completed, then add the actual walkway boards.
      In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        Originally posted by Joe-SVL


        Mike,

        Thanks for the photos. Your car looks great! Did you use one piece of tar paper for the entire roof? If not how wide were your strips and what scale do you model in?

        Joe in Orlando


        Joe,
        I forgot to answer your questions. I used strips about a scale 4’ wide, overlapping them a little. I model in HO.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • I thought I would show the finished photo of an idler/reach car I just finished for my railroad. This is the first car I will get evaluated for merit, when we can get within six feet of each other, again.









          Chuck

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          • Chuck,

            It ought to pass. It Looks terrific, nice underbody detail. :up: :up:

            Jim
            Take the red pill

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              Originally posted by BurleyJim


              Chuck,

              It ought to pass. It Looks terrific, nice underbody detail. :up: :up:

              Jim


              What Jim said!

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • Very well done, Chuck.
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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                • Looks very good to me!
                  In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                  • Handrails etc.

                    I am in the process of installing handrails on my Drovers Caboose and am curious wrt how people generally attach such devices. I can see two possible methods 1) Drill holes in the car side and insert the 0.012" brass wire into hole and CA the wire on the inside of the car, or 2) form a loop in the end of the handrail wire and put a bolt and washer casting thru the hole and into the car side. Method 3) ???

                    thanks, getting closer to the end

                    Joe in Orlando

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                    • I used method #1 on the flat car you see, above.

                      Chuck

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                      • Joe,

                        I use method 1. I learned it from an MR article in the late 80’s and have done it that way ever since.

                        Mike
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • I use a variation of method #1. I rarely have access to the interior.

                          Shape and insert brass wire into holes, wire is usually dipped in Goo 1st, withdrawn, medium viscosity CA added, re-inserted into hole. Then an nbw casting w/o the sprue (bolt) is CA'd adjacent to where the brass wire was inserted. After paint, usually good enough.
                          In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                          • Thanks Chuck, Mike and Martin for you helpful replies to my handrail inquiry. I think I'm going to stick with #1 as I'm presently in a "Get this d_m thing done mode". I started on this car about Nov. 2-nd. Martin I toyed with your idea.

                            Joe in Orlando

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                              Originally posted by Joe-SVL


                              Thanks Chuck, Mike and Martin for you helpful replies to my handrail inquiry. I think I'm going to stick with #1 as I'm presently in a "Get this d_m thing done mode". I started on this car about Nov. 2-nd. Martin I toyed with your idea.

                              Joe in Orlando


                              Being in O scale, I have the advantage of being able to reasonably achieve my variation; however, being in O scale, I almost have to add the nbw's with the wire grabs as their absence is easily seen.
                              In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                              • lets try this - couple of pictures of my just completed 4 dome tank car...

                                3d printed Multi housing covers - and over 80 custom printed decals. builders drawings in book for judging


                                Kelly Russell

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