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railman28
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  8:16:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My next project will be a home for the Miller that will stand next to his Mill on Mill Slough.
Here's the inspiration;



It's still in the drawing/planing stage so it will be a while before there are any model photos to show.


It's only make-believe

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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  8:41:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lovely building !


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  9:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Looking forward to this.

Jerry


Jerry

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  9:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, how do you pronounce "Slough"???

Karl Scribner
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ak-milw
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  9:57:27 PM  Show Profile  Click to see ak-milw's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Should be a nice build, I like all the roof angles.




Andy Kramer -- Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

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railman28
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  10:01:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dictionary says "slou" but it sounds more like "sloo" to me.

It's only make-believe

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Ensign
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  10:03:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy decorative shingles Railman28 !
Are you going to paint them all different colours too?
Like in the B&W photo.

Greg Shinnie



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railman28
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  10:09:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Holy decorative shingles Railman28 !
Are you going to paint them all different colours too?
Like in the B&W photo.

Greg Shinnie



Oh Yes, Defiantly Greg. I've gotten some good guidance on what colors to use from Randy Hees, a historian with considerable knowledge of Victorian practice.


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simon1966
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Posted - 08/22/2011 :  10:35:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit simon1966's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Dictionary says "slou" but it sounds more like "sloo" to me.


It depends where you are from I expect. The rather hideous town of Slough, England, named for such a water feature is most assuredly pronounced like "slou"



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pastor_t
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Posted - 08/23/2011 :  03:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slough - pronounced to rhyme with "Ow!" inspired this unforgettable line from the poet John Betjeman during WW2:

"Come fair bombs and fall on Slough."

That about sums the place up.



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deemery
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Posted - 08/23/2011 :  09:17:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you think those are wood or slate shingles?

dave


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

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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/23/2011 :  09:40:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Looks FANTASTIC!!!

Also looks like something I would like to model

I'll be following your every step.

The other Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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mabloodhound
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Posted - 08/23/2011 :  11:48:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Do you think those are wood or slate shingles?

dave



Those are wood shingles on the siding. Slate would be way too heavy to hold with nails.
Wood shingles came in a variety of shapes or could be hand shaped on the job.

I also appears to be located in one of the Prairie or Western states. The lower siding is western style board, not clapboard.



Edited by - mabloodhound on 08/23/2011 11:51:23 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/23/2011 :  6:41:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice project, Bob, with several challenges, I think.



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 08/26/2011 :  9:07:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a great structure, and will make a very interesting model!

I'm a little surprised that the original designer chose to give the porch roof a different slope from the others. I think it would have looked more cohesive if they'd all had the same slope.



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railman28
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Posted - 09/02/2011 :  10:29:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ray Dunakin


I'm a little surprised that the original designer chose to give the porch roof a different slope from the others. I think it would have looked more cohesive if they'd all had the same slope.




He didn't. The angles are camera distortions. read my next post...please.


It's only make-believe

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