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  • Pennman
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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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  • TRAINS1941
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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!!!!

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  • railman28
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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

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    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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  • Pennman
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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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  • TRAINS1941
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    Forget the moss! Do weathered shingles. If it's going to fit in with the other buildings!

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  • Pennman
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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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  • Philip
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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.

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

    Fred

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  • greg_s
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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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  • Pennman
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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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  • Ray Dunakin
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    Great looking mill -- an excellent subject for modeling.

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  • CNE1899
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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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  • Pennman
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    It was a chilly day today, and rough on my old bones, and I thank my friends for continuing to stop in to see what I am about here.

    Carl - Thanks and I like the building too. It reminds me of when I was living in New England, back in the eighties.

    Bernd - I remember seeing one of those mills, back in the seventies, but I have no recollection if wheather they have survived all these past years.

    Anytime you fellows wish to "visit" here, you are most welcome. With all the "chatter" going on, I see the fire has gone out, but the beer is
    still flowing, and it will warm your inner being. BTW, if you can remember to grab up a few logs on your way back in, we can restart the fire.

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    The fire will help keep the popcorn warm . And Oh, please remember to bring more napkins, I ran out ! I don't want your greasy fingers on my models...

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    Your buttered popcorn - as requested...

    Dave G. - Thanks for following and your nice comments

    GN folks...

    Rich

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