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  • Very nice little house, Mike. You nailed the coloring on the roof.

    George
    "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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    • What George said about your roof, Mike. Great job!
      Bruce

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      • Very good job on the house, 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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        • Thanks Bruce, Larry & Mike.

          Bruce, you sure are a busy man this year. 3rd structure already. nice going.

          Mike, I really like your build. You always do nice metal roofs.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.
          https://railroad-line.com/node/1020821

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          • I've now finished it off this small section.

            I made a gable trim, and the finial is actually a toothpick.



            For the roof I wanted a slightly different look, so I did shingles again, but have also added tar paper as well, to look like a repair.





            And here's how it looks when attached to the main structure. I've also temporarily added some windows. I usually don't add my windows till last so I don't get any paint on the glass.






            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.
            https://railroad-line.com/node/1020821

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            • That looks great attached to the main structure, Rob. I think that achieved your goal on that last roof section.
              Bruce

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              • Looks great, Rob. The new section adds a lot to the overall structure. The gable trim contributes in particular.
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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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                • It's fascinating to watch your building grow, Rob.

                  George
                  "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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                  • The sand bin portion of my Sand House build is quickly coming together. I added a wood base and rail sections as internal braces. Both recommended in the instructions, but not included with the kit.



                    Bruce

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                    • Thanks Bruce, Mike & George.

                      Nice work Bruce. Could fill in as the Alamo.

                      Very solid looking, as I guess sand would put a lot of outward pressure on the sides.

                      :up:
                      Regards Rob

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.
                      https://railroad-line.com/node/1020821

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                      • Mike great job on house. The metal roof looks fantastic.

                        Bruce I remember seeing those old Campbell kits years ago. Be interesting to see what you do with it.

                        Rob the addition adds tons of character to the building. I really like the detail on the gable end.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • Thanks George and Bruce it has taken a long time for me to get where I'm happy with my metal roofs.

                          George your covered open area is really looking great. I really like what your doing with the shingles. The tar paper patch work looks great. I like your idea of using a toothpick for the finial.

                          Bruce the sand bin looks great. I like the color of the wood looks great.

                          Larry thanks.
                          Mike Mace

                          Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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                          • The Campbell Sand House kit is really comprised of three distinct 'structures'. The first, the sand bin, is done. I'm now working on the second, the drying house.


                            Bruce

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                            • Excellent job on the bin, Bruce. You’re making good progress.
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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 great Bruce. the addition of the tie rods to hold it all in is a nice touch.

                                What did you use for scale sand ?
                                Regards Rob

                                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                                My current build.
                                https://railroad-line.com/node/1020821

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