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  • #46
    Very distinctive cars! Nice to see them come to life in living color. Michael, any interest in the material that I PM'd?

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    • #47
      Very nice job Mike.
      It's only make-believe

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      • #48
        Paul, I responded to your PM; I need to be more alert. Thank you for your favorable comments.

        Bob, thank you for your kind words.

        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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        • #49
          Very nice looking set of boxcars, Mike.

          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • #50
            Thanks George!
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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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            • #51
              Yes indeed, a very nice set of boxcars. :up:

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #52
                quote:


                Originally posted by Bernd


                Yes indeed, a very nice set of boxcars. :up:

                Bernd


                Bernd,

                Thank you for your kind words.

                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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                • #53
                  I made progress on the roof, mainly. The first two pictures show the final 1 by 12 sheathing being applied. I spent a couple of weeks on this on and off, but it seemed to go smoothly without much tedium. At this point the roof assembly really does become quite rigid and fairly strong. That's a good thing because it will need to withstand a fair amount of handling.





                  Here the sheathing is complete. I then added trim along all roof edges and painted it Pullman Green. I don't have to be inordinately careful not to slop paint on the roof because the "slate tiles" will cover everything. Still, I try to do a neat job out of habit.





                  Time for another break as I get psyched up to do the roofing.

                  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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                  • #54
                    Looking forward to seeing how you'll do slates. Is the roof removable? (What happens if a car derails inside the structure?)

                    dave
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                    • #55
                      Dave,

                      Yes, the roof is removable for the very reason you cited.

                      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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                      • #56
                        It's looking really good Mike. Shingling will be a job, but at least you won't be on your knees while you do it. I look forward to seeing the complete building.
                        It's only make-believe

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                        • #57
                          Bob,

                          Thank you.

                          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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                          • #58
                            Really great looking structure!

                            Horse

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                            • #59
                              Looks great! I'm very impressed that your are doing the roof as it was actually built.

                              Hakan

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                              • #60
                                Horse and Hakan,

                                Thank you for the kind words. I think I had a good reason for my approach to the roof, but it escapes me now.

                                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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