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Bernd
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USA
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Posted - 12/14/2016 :  09:23:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Really looking good. [:-thumbu]

Bernd
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George D
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USA
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Posted - 12/14/2016 :  09:44:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's an impressive looking roof structure, Michael.

George
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2016 :  10:22:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bernd and Geoge, thank you.

Dave, the walls are held in place by friction along each end and top edges. When I pick it up the walls slide out so there's not a lot of friction.

Long term I'm not sure how I will hold them in place. They warped a little, mainly along the upper edge on one. My intention has been to glue them in place once the machinery is installed. They help stiffen the beams holdng the line shaft.

Mike

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Edited by - Michael Hohn on 12/14/2016 10:23:21 AM
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
1999 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2016 :  03:15:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike, just been going back over a few pages I hadn't looked at. Your machine shop is coming up great.
That roof framing looks brilliant, so much detail.
Mighty fine work.
[:-thumbu]

Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3067 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2016 :  04:53:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, I must have missed this thread somehow so I am glad I saw it and jumped in. I love machine shops, and building them even more. Your doing fantastic job here. I'll be taking notes as I really like your approach. I am king it the model in HO? I haven't had a chance to read it all yet.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2016 :  07:55:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, thank you. I found a diagram of the framing in an engine house roof and I've been following that plan for a while.

Tony, yes, it's HO scale. I've gotten into learning about the machines and wish now I'd paid more attention what was going on around me during those summer jobs at the machine shop. Thank you for looking in.

Mike

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Philip
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USA
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Posted - 12/16/2016 :  10:27:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 12/16/2016 :  12:32:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Philip!

Mke

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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 12/16/2016 :  10:19:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, you have a beautiful build going on. First class modeling and craftsmanship.
Quite impressive'..



ted :<)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2016 :  1:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

Mike, you have a beautiful build going on. First class modeling and craftsmanship.
Quite impressive'..



Ted, Thank you. Here's a little more progress.

I am about halfway through adding the next set of rafters.



I am using a little styrene jig to align and space the rafters.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2016 :  6:17:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My goal is to finish the exterior of the machine shop by New Years to make space for a new project. However, the interior with machines, belts, benches, and shelves are not forgotten; I will work on them as the mood strikes and my faculties are sharp enough to meet the challenge of gluing the machines with belts in place.

Here are several in-progress photos, first showing the rafters complete and work starting on the sheathing of scale 1 by 12" lumber:



and slate starting to go on:





I have also added the trim around the edge of the roof, and also on the building itself:



There is some paint touch-up to do as well as weathering around the bottoms of the walls. The opening in the end gives access to yet another part of the whole car shop complex. It's a small structure which I am going to assume holds the boiler.

Mike


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Guff
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USA
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Posted - 12/23/2016 :  9:14:47 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great Progress Mike!
Looking Good!!
Dave

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Glen Haasdyk
Fireman

Canada
2256 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2016 :  10:22:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me, Mike.
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railman28
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USA
5191 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2016 :  11:23:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks sharp. I really like the bottom view.

It's only make-believe
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  08:22:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the removable roof, Mike!
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