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  • Rich,
    The roof is looking good so far! The mill build looks to be another great build. Thanks for the Inkra ruler post too, I've got to get one!

    Scott

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    • Great looking mill -- an excellent subject for modeling.

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      • Thanks for following Scott and Ray..

        Scott - That ruler has many uses and I suspect more than I currently know.

        Ray - I saved your webpage again last night for reference on some future modeling. My computer crashed a bit ago and I lost it.
        Lots of good information, thanks.

        Rich

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        • Rich, that is indeed a great looking mill. I look forward to seeing how you bring it to life in minature!

          Greg

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          • Rich, this is such a cool design. Your skill is inspirational. I look forward to your next post.

            Fred
            All my best,



            Fred

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            • Thanks for your continued interest Greg, and nice comments.

              Fred - I am delighted to see you here, where have you been? Thanks for your uplifting sentiments. It is greatly appreciated.

              Currently I have to help the "Little Woman" with our Xmas decorations or
              you'all would see some development here on the thread. I will be back in a couple more days, so stay tuned...

              Rich

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              • Looking great Rich! What type of shingles are you planning?
                I like the incra tool. Here is another tool useful for laying out spacing on railings with spindles/etc.
                Accurate string spacing without calipers, calculators or shop rulers.
                Philip

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                • Originally posted by Philip View Post
                  Looking great Rich! What type of shingles are you planning?

                  Phillip,

                  That is an excellent question, one that I have been contemplating for a while.
                  If I were to use the same Campbells singles on the roof, it would be too "busy"

                  I previously put on a layer of Campbells shingles over the entire exterior of the building. After looking at my finished product, I was not happy with the results.
                  My thought turned to using Bar Mills shingles on the exterior, and (individual) cedar wood shakes on the roof. If I were to put moss on the roof, like in the following picture,

                  Showing roof with moss

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                  then the nice cedar shingles would be covered up mostly. So, I have been stumped on what I want to use to make it look good and to build it as close as I can to the
                  prototype structure. Does anyone have any ideas ?

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                  Let me know what you would do, thanks

                  Rich
                  Last edited by Pennman; 12-05-2021, 12:50 PM.

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                  • Forget the moss! Do weathered shingles. If it's going to fit in with the other buildings!
                    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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                    • Originally posted by TRAINS1941 View Post
                      Forget the moss! Do weathered shingles. If it's going to fit in with the other buildings!
                      You're a funny guy Jerry ! How else am I going to hide my mistakes...

                      Rich

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                      • BurleyJim
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                        Rich, go with the cedar shingles, weather them a bit. Then get the finest 'static grass you can find' and lightly static grass the roof.

                        Jim

                    • I agree that you want some contrast between walls and roof without looking too busy.

                      Both BEST and Minuteman make stick-on shingles. They cost more than the Campbell shingles but I find them easier to use. I think they are better than the Bar Mills shingles.

                      I've used them all.

                      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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                      • I'm enjoying following along. You're an excellent craftsman. You might check out the Shingles offered by Wild West.

                        Bob
                        It\'s only make-believe

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                        • Originally posted by Pennman View Post

                          You're a funny guy Jerry ! How else am I going to hide my mistakes...

                          Rich
                          Don't make any!!!!
                          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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                          • Thank you Jerry and Mike, but I was referring to shingles for the exterior building walls, using the Bar Mills shingles.

                            Bob, Thanks for following and for your kind words regarding me as a modeler. I had to reread that several times and pinch
                            myself to make sure what I was actually reading.

                            In regards to updating this build, I'm sorry but it will have to be sometime next week before I can get back to this.
                            We have had a flood of errands to run and appointments, for the family, not us in particular, but Iit's also the Christmas
                            running around errands as I am sure you all have to do.

                            Rich

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                            • I can't believe the "SILLY SEASON" is going to slow you down!!
                              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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