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  • slimrails
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    I started to work on the roof this evening. I made a couple of wood pieces cut at the roof radius that I want and glued them in place to hold the shape of the roof. These pieces fit into the slot between the outer and inner walls of the end wall. it fits well and will allow th roof to be removable.


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  • Dutchman
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    That looks like a good solution, Russ.

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    :up:

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  • slimrails
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    Here's some progress photos that I took an today. The door fits fine, but I need to file the frame down so it won't close so tightly. The other end wall and door is in the works and I'm letting the glue dry (geezer code for nap time ). The railings have NBW details on the ends and trim for the curved tops and wall corners will be put in after the roof and side walls are fitted to clean the edges up.





    Russ

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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


    Russ, I had missed your last post. Have you solved the problem?


    Problem solved...Photos to follow!

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Russ, I had missed your last post. Have you solved the problem?

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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by slimrails

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    I'm going to sand the wall down tonight and see how it looks.


    Well, that didn't work out too well. [:-dunce] I do have styrene the same width as the boards on the wood piece so I'll lay it over wood.

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  • George_D
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    I'm just getting caught up with your build, Russ. The operating doors and windows are unique. You're off to a nice start.

    George

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    "I'm also going to have operating windows as well."


    Yeah, you can do that when you model in those 1:1 scales!

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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


    Nice idea to have an operating door, Russ.

    Indeed the wall needs a bit of thinning...


    Hey, Frederic...

    I'm going to sand the wall down tonight and see how it looks. I just had a thought. I need the wall thickness to accommodate the swinging door, but if I still don't like the looks of the wood, I have very thin styrene strips that I can lay over it. I'll see how the sanding turns out. I'm also going to have operating windows as well.

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Nice idea to have an operating door, Russ.

    Indeed the wall needs a bit of thinning...

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  • slimrails
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    This is an interior end wall shot with the door. I'm using materials that I have on hand and the end wall wood looks very heavy in this photo. I'll have to sand it down a bit. The door needs to be cleaned up some and then pinned vertically on the frame edge so it can be swung open or closed. Another pin on the bottom of the door will hinge it on the floor. Need some more fiddlin'!


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  • slimrails
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    Mike...I'll pas that on to my 1:64 fitters and welders.

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    The underside looks great Russ!

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  • slimrails
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    Thanks, Bruce. This is as far as I can go because I'll have to handle the frame while making the walls and I HATE breaking off parts. :erm: Once the walls 'n windows are completed, I'll add the interior.

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