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

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

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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/979864

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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/979864

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

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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/979864

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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/979864

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