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  • Philip thanks, slow and steady. So now the Shack is actually assembled:

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    The Shack is put together following Brett's instructions. To my delight the thing came out nice and square. Added the corner trim
    with nail holes and all. Also installed a view block so when you look inside it's dark since no interior details will be added. The white
    paper underneath is the size of the porch and foundation.

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    Here is the end view which also has the corner trim installed. I'll probably bring the Shack and porch out about a half inch, or so,
    from where it is now so the detail pieces can be added without crowding. The doors have also been glued in place with the one side
    opened just a tad; hopefully no critters walk in.

    Next is moving on to the roof. I wasn't too keen on doing another raftered roof but after reading the instructions I don't think that it
    will be too difficult. The wood for the rafters and tails, along with the facia boards, have been colored and weathered to match the
    siding already. The roof has been bent and fitted with some minor sanding which will be glued on next.

    That's where I'm at for the moment with lots more to follow.

    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • It looks terrific, Larry. You're doing excellent work.
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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 Larry. It is a good way to learn new things. I learned a lot building FSM kits when I was in HO.

        Roland

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        • Nice job glueing the walls together squarely.
          You'll do fine with the roof.
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          • Larry,

            Looks great, for an old dilapidated building! Can't wait to see the rest!

            Scott

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            • Larry, that is one "rode hard and put up wet" structure. It sure represents the breed. Nice work and good luck with the roof and rafters. ~mike

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              • Michael thanks so much; it's certainly fun to boot.

                Roland thanks. Yup learning a lot of new techniques that I can use for years to come.

                Rick thank you. Ya the roof doesn't seem too bad; just need to take my time.

                Scott thanks.; it's coming together nicely.

                Mike thank you. Well used and been around for a long time....that's what I was going for.
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • Larry great work on this so far. Nice an square corners look great!!
                  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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                  • Jerry thank you. Used a new ,to me, technique for gluing the walls together.....will
                    be doing it that way from now on. This "old dog" actually learned some new tricks.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
                      Used a new ,to me, technique for gluing the walls together.....will
                      be doing it that way from now on.
                      Could you elaborate a little?
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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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                      • Nicely done.
                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

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                        • Karl thank you, much appreciated.

                          Micheal happy to elaborate. Taped a metal square to the glass surface that I work on, best three bucks I ever spent,
                          to hold it in place. Started with the left end and front. Ran glue down the edge of the end wall with my finger and
                          placed it upright against the corner of the square. Then held the front against the other leg of the square and slid it into place.
                          Slid a drafting triangle against the inside corner until the glue set up. Repeated the process with the right end and the back walls.
                          Once everything was dry then I glued the two section together against the square. The three corners were square so the fourth one had to be.
                          Never did it this way before and it worked great; hope I explained it well enough to make sense. This technique was in Brett's instructions.
                          Last edited by Larryc; 02-13-2022, 10:12 AM.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Larry,

                            Thank you. Your explanation was quite clear and I appreciate the time you took to write it. Sounds less ad hoc and more reliable than what I've been doing.

                            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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                            • Larry,

                              Thanks for the glueing explanation. Mike, thanks for asking.

                              Scott

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                              • Michael and Scott your welcome. Always glad to help out when I can. That's whats so great about this forum...you
                                can always learn something new or a better way to do things.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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