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  • Larry, For lighting you could think about fiber optics. Go to dwarvin.com. I saw his products at a train show last year and was really impressed. I plan to order soon.

    Roland

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    • Larry, I know when you are ready for lighting, there are many how-to threads here on RR-L. Also very many YouTube videos available. Here is one of many. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XKZJTlRFg0


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • Larry you want the lightning expect ask Carl _B! He's working on the 17th Century English Cottage
        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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        • Roland, Louis, and Jerry thanks so much for the lighting info and links.
          And yes I had thought of Carl B. being very knowledgeable about lighting.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • Now that the store roof is coming along there is enough done for an update:

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            The rafter on the false front was made then squared up with additional scale lumber to provide a place for the sign. The vertical
            wood was grained then finished to match the porch with maple stain then a coat of A&I after, which picked up the grain on the
            wood nicely. The sign was made on the computer then cut out and colored with a pencil about the same color as the iron front.
            The sign was glued on with Modge Podge and a coat of the same applied over that.

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            Here is the roof with the boards attached which are scale 3x12's glued in place; and yes you can see the rafter tails on the sides
            of the Store.

            Making the roof took lots of time and was quite fiddly at times. Patience, and a few cuss words, and the roof prevailed. While
            not 100% perfect, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out for my first time making this style roof with rafters. Oh yes....did
            I mention the roof is removable to install lighting.

            Now the roofing material will be applied when I figure out what I want to use. A few trim boards need to be added along with
            installing the stove pipe outside then it's pretty well finished except for some lighting which will be done at a later time.

            That's it for now and thanks for looking.
            Last edited by Larryc; 01-12-2022, 05:21 PM.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • Larry, congrats on finishing the roof and making it removable.
              What will the roofing material be?
              Shingles, tar paper or something else?
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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              • Roof is looking great Larry, the removable roof will make it easier to add lights inside.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                • Larry great job on the roof. And the sign is perfect!
                  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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                  • Rick thanks. I'm thinking of going with a dark grey tiled roof for a different look. But if I don't
                    like the look then I'll go with a textured rolled roofing instead; so we'll see.

                    Ron thank you. I figured that being removable I could light it up later and be able to change the
                    bulbs if need be.

                    Jerry thank you for the nice compliments. The sign idea I "borrowed" from one of Louis's tutorials.
                    Can always find ways to do things on the Forum!!
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Thars rain coming!

                      I think cedar shakes would look great.

                      Then you can add shingler to your resume~

                      "Chief shingler, cook, and bottle washer"
                      Philip

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                      • Looking good, nice roof. Roofing far down on my list of likes....down to the ground, down. 1:1 or 1:48 or 1:87.

                        I like the background a lot.
                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

                        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                        • Philip I've not considered cedar shakes before.....interesting. I would probably have to get some
                          of those thin cedar wraps that you use on the grill. We'll see.

                          Karl thanks. I wanted to try and do something different for this one. The background is from
                          Fawler which came in 2 pieces and was a good price. Besides I'm the furthest thing from any
                          kind of artist so a painted one was out of the realm of possibility.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Nice progress Larry. Larry, you didn't join in on my cedar shingle saw filer shack build, if you want to see how I did the grill cedars checkout this thread; https://railroad-line.com/node/40037/page6


                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • Louis thank you. I'll have to check out that build, thanks for the link. I've decided
                              to go with the tile roof but the cedar shakes sounds promising for the next building.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                              • Larry,

                                The store is the cat's meow! The roof looks great! I want to see tar paper, in keeping with the overall layout. But I want to see what a tile roof will look like.

                                Scott

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