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Archbar Jesse
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  4:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Archbar Jesse's Homepage
I'm a sucker for the visual appeal of a clerestory with wooden ventilation louvers. I've only ever modeled 'em once (about fifteen years ago) on one of the old Muir Models Crystal River Smelter kits (faked 'em a few times with small clapboard siding in N, but I don't consider that bona fide modeling-- HO requires greater resolution).

Anyway, it's been so long that I forgot how I got those #$%@ lovers to stay in place long enought for the glue to set. I'm almost certain I must've free-handed the installation. I found that model in a forgotten box a few days ago and the louvers look too wonky by my present standards.

So what I'm wondering is, do any of y'all have a "quick and dirty" (or alternatively a "slow and painstaking") method to model clerestory louvers set parallel to the roof slope? I'm thinking I'll apply bits stripwood to the walls, angled parallel to the roof line, with slots left for the louvers; wish I had a graphic 'cause my idea would be easier to describe with images than words.

Any wisdom you gentlemen can impart is greatly appreciated.
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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  5:18:54 PM  Show Profile
Two off the top of my head ideas:

Maybe Grandt Line has some castings that could work?

I thought I remembered someone making milled or laser cut stair stringer stock. If set vertical, you could slip the louvers in the step slots?

CD



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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  5:18:54 PM  Show Profile
Two off the top of my head ideas:

Maybe Grandt Line has some castings that could work?

I thought I remembered someone making milled or laser cut stair stringer stock. If set vertical, you could slip the louvers in the step slots?

CD



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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  5:47:39 PM  Show Profile
Jessie,
I made one for a scratchbuilt ice house a few years ago. The instructions were on page 54 of the thread about our first modeling challenge. Here is the link: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4293&whichpage=54
Just scroll about halfway down the page for the instructions -- they are a few posts below the picture.

If I were doing it again, I would have used smaller width boards for the louvers, and had a few more of them.

Here is the picture.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  5:47:39 PM  Show Profile
Jessie,
I made one for a scratchbuilt ice house a few years ago. The instructions were on page 54 of the thread about our first modeling challenge. Here is the link: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4293&whichpage=54
Just scroll about halfway down the page for the instructions -- they are a few posts below the picture.

If I were doing it again, I would have used smaller width boards for the louvers, and had a few more of them.

Here is the picture.



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teejay
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  6:04:15 PM  Show Profile
Campbell's Scale Models had a pretty good way of doing it with a couple of their kits . The final result looked like that in Bruce's pics but the vents were about triple the length . To hold everything together , Campbells had small pieces of suitably knotched 2x6 or 2x8 at each end of the louvers and one in the middle for support . The notches copied the angle that you needed for the louvers . You could make this in a 2x6 frame or housing and install the finished louver assembly in the desired opening .

Terry



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teejay
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  6:04:15 PM  Show Profile
Campbell's Scale Models had a pretty good way of doing it with a couple of their kits . The final result looked like that in Bruce's pics but the vents were about triple the length . To hold everything together , Campbells had small pieces of suitably knotched 2x6 or 2x8 at each end of the louvers and one in the middle for support . The notches copied the angle that you needed for the louvers . You could make this in a 2x6 frame or housing and install the finished louver assembly in the desired opening .

Terry



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Archbar Jesse
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Posted - 10/20/2005 :  11:58:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Archbar Jesse's Homepage
Thanks, Bruce! Just the encouragement I was looking for.

teejay: thanks for the suggestion. I've got some Evergreen styrene stari stock that had angled slots milled into it; that ought work for a styrene model. Never built any of the Campbell kits you describe, might have to try one.


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Archbar Jesse
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Posted - 10/20/2005 :  11:58:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Archbar Jesse's Homepage
Thanks, Bruce! Just the encouragement I was looking for.

teejay: thanks for the suggestion. I've got some Evergreen styrene stari stock that had angled slots milled into it; that ought work for a styrene model. Never built any of the Campbell kits you describe, might have to try one.


"In capitalism, man exploits man. In communism, it's the other way around."

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