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Ho Henry
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  06:30:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave

Every time I return to your build to follow your progress you impress me more and more with your antics

Great work! Nicely done!

Henry



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MikeC
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Posted - 01/08/2009 :  10:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, I'm just getting caught up with several threads including this one. Your craftsmanship is just outstanding.




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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/09/2009 :  08:48:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Antics Henry? wait 'till you see the rest, LOL.
Mike C - thanks for the compliment. I'm just trying to come somewhere close to your work.



Edited by - mabloodhound on 01/10/2009 09:49:17 AM

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Ho Henry
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Posted - 01/09/2009 :  11:24:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave

Mike C - thanks for the compliment. I'm just trying to come somewhere close to your work.

Somewhere close? Don't put your creativity down.
your already on the express track,.

I Didn't mean to insult you by using the word antics I was just trying to be a
Instead I invariably put my big foot into my biiiiiigggg mouth ...

HO Henry



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  09:48:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You didn't insult me at all Henry.
I might have said the same thing.
I do enjoy your comments so don't worry.
And I really did mean it when I said "wait 'till you see the rest" LOL.
So unless you're chewing on a piece of size 13 leather, keep it coming.



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  3:42:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After reading one of the other build posts here, I realized I had forgotten an important step.
This really had to be done before I put the doors and windows in or the roof on.

I gathered all my LPs together and gave each a hammer.
Then told them to start nailing those clapboards down!
The rows were spaced at about 16" to simulate nailing into a stud, just like the 1:1 world.
As you will see I had an apprentice carpenter who couldn't follow a straight line.
But that's true in the 1:1 world too.



Well, after completing one side, everyone took a break so I had the electricians start the wiring.
They got enough done so that I could install the first floor and the first floor ceiling lights.



Now they've got to tie the lines together and then I can put the walls up for the 2nd floor and run wire up to the ceiling there.

Maybe the LP will get another side nailed down.
So much work with such fat fingers.





Edited by - mabloodhound on 01/11/2009 12:25:41 PM

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 01/11/2009 :  8:23:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave it looks like your making more progress.

Mike Mace
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Ho Henry
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Posted - 01/15/2009 :  2:37:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave:

Hope I'm not jumping the gun, have been trying to track the existing shingles via Rusty's but the only one that came close is his Octagon cut shapes.

What have you come up with?

H.O.Henry



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/15/2009 :  2:55:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry,
I'm going to use Rusty Stumps HO scale wide siding asphalt shingles #D5010
These are an almost exact duplicate of what are on the building.

The HO scale gives them a 5" reveal and the cutouts are nearly the same.
That's another good thing about Rusty Stumps.
You can mix the different scales to get what you need, because he has it in all 3 scales.

That doesn't mean other shingles couldn't be used but I'm trying to match the existing photo.

The same went for the siding. I used what might be called S scale, 3/32" but I wanted a 4" reveal in "O" scale.



Edited by - mabloodhound on 01/16/2009 09:46:58 AM

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Ho Henry
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Posted - 01/27/2009 :  1:21:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave

Whats the size of the footprint and how tall is the overall structure.


H.O.Henry




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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/27/2009 :  3:02:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound


As you will see I had an apprentice carpenter who couldn't follow a straight line.
But that's true in the 1:1 world too.



Dave,

Like you, I always use a metal staightedge, and often can't believe I created a line of nail holes with such waves in it. Most often I leave it, sometimes I use a downspout or vines to cover a really bad one. Sometimes I think I could do better just eyeballing it.



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/27/2009 :  7:25:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry, In O scale the footprint is 7" x 7" x 9" high.

Bruce, They'll stay that way 'cause I can't get the LP's to re-do it.
All my LPs have been busy on the other 3 sides, nailing each clapboard on every 16 scale inches.

My LP electricians finished the wiring and I had the interior floors and walls installed.
All this work just so I could have a little lighting.



I know, the electricians weren't very neat with their wiring,
but it wont show after I get the windows and curtains in.

While that was going on, I started work on the mansard roof.
This looked like it was going to be a little tricky at first,
but after I got the shape done on the table saw,
I still needed to figure out the dormers.



I laid out the dormers on each roof piece and cut the sides, down to the window bottoms,
with the intention of chiseling out the blocks afterwards.



Then after thinking about it, those dormer sidewalls aren't very large and only protude about 16".
So why not use those slots I just cut to support the dormer sidewalls.

A cracker box (pun intended) was a perfect fit and it'll be strong enough once I get the dormer face glued on.



So now with the mansard roof pieces glued up and glued to the sub-roof it's temporarily on the building.
And I was able to put the cove moulding from Northeastern, around the sub-roof edges.



Now I've got to cut the dormer sides and glue them into the slots.
Then make up face frames to hold the sides together and something to glue the windows to.

I also realized after reading another build here,
that I need to add the curtains BEFORE I put the windows in.
So I guess I've gotta' get those LPs working in the curtain factory to make 50 sets for me.

A test of the lighting system to make sure the electricians did it right.



And I'll have another surprise for Henry next time around.



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 01/28/2009 :  10:00:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave the mansard roof looks great. Looking forward to seeing the dormers.

Mike Mace
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Ken Hamilton
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Posted - 01/28/2009 :  11:00:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrific structure, Dave. That's a great way to build the roof.
Very impressive!!


Ken Hamilton
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mabloodhound
Fireman



Posted - 01/28/2009 :  1:22:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike & Ken and crew.
Being my first real scratch build, it's taking longer than I figured. I probably should have estimated the time the same as my 1:1 builds, LOL.



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