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  • #31
    Moving right along great work.
    Jerry



    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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    • #32

      I can't wait to see you model the boat and trailer. [:-captain]
      Frank

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      • #33
        Thanks, Pete, George, Bruce, Jerry. Frank, the boat, at least, won't be appearing. My layout is set in late Summer, and an era-appropriate boat would have been in the Merrimack. Pete, regarding the chimney extension: I've seen them elsewhere but never heard any reasons passed down with family history. I wonder if coal-fired furnaces needed extra draft.



        After a second round of puttying, I took the chimney outside for a spritz of Rustoleum Desert Bisque. Of course it went on thick, but if it looks too rough when primed, a bit of sanding should correct that.
        James

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        • #34
          Looking good !!

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          • #35
            Thanks, Fred. Today I glued the exterior chimney to the roof and started on the trim boards.



            My stepson says I'm cheating, but I'll leave that to the judges/evaluators. Yes, if I can keep up these standards, it should be worth writing an entry - I do want the Structures AP some day.



            His issue is that I attached the peak's .020 x .080 trim boards to the roof rather than the wall. This largely hides the minor mismatches between roof shape and wall shape. The peak and eave trim boards weren't too difficult to place after a careful application of tube cement.

            Next I decided how to model the shed addition on the rear, and began that. The current main house has shingles on the courtyard walls. The shed has clapboards. I am reversing this, based on my grandfather's use of shingles on my house in the post-WWII era. I'll carve them from the .060 spacing clapboard on the shed wall above.



            At quitting time, I'd assembled the alley wall and the roof.
            James

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            • #36
              Great work, keep it going.

              Rich

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              • #37
                Nice work on the fit and finish on the chimney, James.
                Bruce

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                • #38
                  Good work. A number of houses around here have clapboards on the front wall for show and shingles on the rest for thrift. Like how that looks.

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                  • #39
                    Nicely done, James!

                    And Bill is, as you know, right... clapboards for show and shingles for thrift.

                    Keep plugging!

                    Pete

                    in Michigan

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                    • #40
                      Looks like you achieved a good fit of the roof onto the walls. Looking nice.
                      _________________________________________________

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

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                      • #41
                        Thanks, Rich, Bruce, Bill, Pete and Mike. A few days ago I installed the shed wall. This angle doesn't highlight the shingles I carved, but past experience says they'll be visible when painted. The big opening is for the prototype's 3-sash Tudor style leaded window with diamond panes. I think I'll have to use the "scribe, paint, rub clean" technique Bill described a while back.



                        Then I noticed an inconsistency between my 2010/11 photos and this month's:



                        Today, 28 Winter has white 6-over-1 windows where they had been what looks like a storm/screen over 12/12s in 2010.



                        However I decide to paint them, this pointed out how much casing the prototype has vs. the Tichy 8136 12/12s I'm using. So I decided to add some .010 x .060 trim around the openings.



                        I can't guess the history of the wide casings, but they appear in the 1970s photo too.
                        James

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                        • #42
                          This all looks good to me, James. I do hope you're going with that classic red/black color scheme, though!

                          Pete

                          in Michigan

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                          • #43
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by jbvb


                            Thanks, Pete, George, Bruce, Jerry. Frank, the boat, at least, won't be appearing. My layout is set in late Summer, and an era-appropriate boat would have been in the Merrimack. Pete, regarding the chimney extension: I've seen them elsewhere but never heard any reasons passed down with family history. I wonder if coal-fired furnaces needed extra draft.



                            After a second round of puttying, I took the chimney outside for a spritz of Rustoleum Desert Bisque. Of course it went on thick, but if it looks too rough when primed, a bit of sanding should correct that.


                            Any possibility of s once conceived dormer addition which would have raised the roof level a bit? Or, with the proximity to the tracks, the possibility of soot, ashes raining down into a stale fireplace?

                            Jim
                            Take the red pill

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                            • #44
                              Thanks, Pete. I'm planning to use the prototype colors, but I'm pondering what to use. The red has a purple shade, close to CPR passenger equipment. But that will be pretty dark in layout lighting. And the black is fairly pure, but straight Engine Black will be worse.

                              Jim, finishing the attic didn't come into vogue around here until the 1970s. But I just saw a picture showing a commercial building of at least two stories where the present garage is, which probably existed till 1922. Also, all the buildings on the opposite side of Winter St. were demolished in 1934 for the Rt. 1 bypass. Either might have fouled up the draft.



                              I didn't make it up to the attic yesterday till about 10pm. I finished the 12/12 trim and applied .060 channel gutters. The photo also shows the remains of the two alley-side doors I did last week. All I have left to do while I ponder paint colors is build the Tudor windows.
                              James

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                              • #45
                                She's looking good, James.

                                George
                                The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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