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railman28
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 03/28/2015 :  10:25:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job Mike.

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Michael Hohn
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USA
6103 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2015 :  11:28:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Paul, I responded to your PM; I need to be more alert. Thank you for your favorable comments.

Bob, thank you for your kind words.

Mike


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George D
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USA
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  08:18:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice looking set of boxcars, Mike.

George
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  10:38:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks George!

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Bernd
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USA
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  10:39:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes indeed, a very nice set of boxcars. [:-thumbu]

Bernd

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6103 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2015 :  4:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Yes indeed, a very nice set of boxcars. [:-thumbu]

Bernd



Bernd,

Thank you for your kind words.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 04/12/2015 :  8:07:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I made progress on the roof, mainly. The first two pictures show the final 1 by 12 sheathing being applied. I spent a couple of weeks on this on and off, but it seemed to go smoothly without much tedium. At this point the roof assembly really does become quite rigid and fairly strong. That's a good thing because it will need to withstand a fair amount of handling.




Here the sheathing is complete. I then added trim along all roof edges and painted it Pullman Green. I don't have to be inordinately careful not to slop paint on the roof because the "slate tiles" will cover everything. Still, I try to do a neat job out of habit.





Time for another break as I get psyched up to do the roofing.

Mike



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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 04/12/2015 :  8:20:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to seeing how you'll do slates. Is the roof removable? (What happens if a car derails inside the structure?)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 04/12/2015 :  9:12:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,
Yes, the roof is removable for the very reason you cited.
Mike


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railman28
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USA
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Posted - 04/13/2015 :  12:52:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's looking really good Mike. Shingling will be a job, but at least you won't be on your knees while you do it. I look forward to seeing the complete building.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6103 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2015 :  9:13:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Thank you.

Mike


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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

509 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2015 :  1:59:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really great looking structure!

Horse

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2015 :  3:23:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great! I'm very impressed that your are doing the roof as it was actually built.

Håkan
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6103 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2015 :  5:53:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Horse and Håkan,

Thank you for the kind words. I think I had a good reason for my approach to the roof, but it escapes me now.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6103 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2015 :  9:01:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Last November I painted three resin models I made using my own masters and molds. This week I lettered one for the Lehigh Valley "Traders Despatch" 28' box car. Scalecoat paint, Clover House dry transfers. I consulted late 19th Century equipment registers for an appropriate car number and dimensions.



I have two more to letter, but they will have to wait for when I get the right lettering.

Mike

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