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  • Since I took the day off from a DIY project I was able to finish the front side of the roof on the Shack:

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    The shingles are grained, colored, and somewhat weathered scale 1x10's. A cutting guide was provided to get the length of
    the shingles similar; but not exact. The sub roof had lines across it to make sure the rows are straight. I rather like
    the randomness of the shingles. While not a lot to show there was a lot of work to get half of the roof covered; there are 200
    shingles on this side.

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    Here's a birds eye view of the roof. After the back side is shingled then a roof cap will be installed and some subtle weathering
    will be added to the entire roof.

    That's where I'm at on the roofing. Next is to finish the roof after the DIY project is finished. After that probably
    construct the foundation/porch before making 2 sheds.

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

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    • That’s a first rate shingle job.
      Keep up the good work.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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      • High And Dry now~!
        Philip

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        • Rick and Philip thank you. Didn't realize just how many shingles it would take
          when I started...couldn't imagine doing a really big roof; although It would look great.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • That’s a great looking roof. Sure the prep and application was a fair lot of work. There’s a fellow near our place in da Yoop doing cedar shakes on the whole exterior of his new cabin. He did a metal roof tho.
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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            • Karl thanks, much appreciated. Yes it was a fair amount of work but I'm quite
              pleased with the results.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Larry,
                Damn fine shingle job! Can I get you to come to Connecticut to do my dormers?

                Scott

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                • Great work Larry. Shingling is always a lot of work, but the results look great, especially when done as nicely as yours.
                  Seems like you are having a lot of fun with this kit.
                  Keep up the good work.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

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

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                  • Larry,

                    Excellent shingling.

                    I am curious about the order in which you made them. I imagine you added some grain first, cut them out and stained them.

                    The color and texture are very well done.

                    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 wonderful job on those shingles!!
                      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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                      • Fantastic looking shingle job. I can see where that is a lot of time and effort. The finished product is well worth it though. Good one Larry!


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

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                        • Scott thank you and thanks for the invite to Connecticut; but I think I'll stick
                          to modeling shingles...not to sure about doing the real deal.

                          Rob thanks for the nice compliments and yes I'm really enjoying this kit; my
                          first one by the way.

                          Jerry thanks so much. I can see why Roland does a lot of his roofs this way.

                          Louis thank you. I couldn't imagine doing them in HO though; probably a magnifier
                          would be needed.

                          Michael thank you for the nice compliments. Actually I started with 8" pieces of scale
                          1x10's which were grained first, then I colored them about the same as the siding. The only
                          difference was the last color chalk I used instead of dry brushing I blended it in with A&I.
                          Then I cut them all to length. Afterwards I roughed up the end that would show and
                          touched that with more A&I.Glued them in place with a tooth pick using the glue sparingly.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • The roof is finished on the Shack so here are a few photos of the finished project:

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                            Here is the back side of the roof which has roughly 200 shingles glued in place.

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                            This is the front part of the roof with the ridge cap added. The cap was a matter of trial and error in preparation and execution
                            in order to get the look right. The white glue wouldn't hold the caps so I switched over to ACC glue to get the caps to bond to
                            the shingles due to the wet caps which were soaked in clear alcohol over night to soften them in order to bend over the peak
                            of the roof.

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                            This is probably my favorite photo of the Shack so far as it shows the actual color the best.

                            Now it's on to the foundation/porch project which should be somewhat easier than the Shack
                            was. Then the Shack will be glued to the foundation which will make it easier to handle without
                            the fear of breaking something.

                            That's it for now....lots more to come.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                            • Larry,
                              Looking very good so far! As far as shacks go, it's pretty nice lookin!

                              ​​​​​​​Scott

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                              • Excellent!
                                Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                                FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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