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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/03/2013 :  7:19:15 PM  Show Profile
It has been almost three years since we last devoted a Photo Gallery to the topic of our roofs. Since we spend so much time choosing roofing materials, weathering our roofs, adding details including chimneys, vents, skylights, access panels/doors and even bird droppings, I though that we should once again turn our attention to them.

Any photo, either prototype or model, that lets us get a good look at a structure's roof is welcome.

I once again caution everyone to keep copyright issues in mind. If you didn't take the picture, it isn't yours to post. Links to photos on the web are allowed, however.


In consideration for those on dial-up, please keep your photos to 80KB or smaller.



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engineerkyle
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Posted - 02/03/2013 :  11:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage

Hi All. The back side of my "Selmer" building shows a pretty realistic top. HO Scale.






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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  12:02:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
Here are a couple close up shots of roofs on my 1/24th scale In-ko-pah Railroad:







And here's a view showing the variety of roofs on the town's structures:








Edited by - Ray Dunakin on 02/04/2013 12:33:44 AM

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engineerkyle
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  12:06:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage

Nice detail on the lace, Ray. What scale?

I found one more scratch-build in HO.... "Big Beaver Drilling"





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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  12:32:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
When I started building structures for my layout, I discovered I had taken very few photos of prototype rooftops in my travels. Since then, I've tried to get rooftop shots whenever possible. Unfortunately the nature of the subject makes it difficult -- there just aren't many opportunities to get good, clear photos of rooftops. But here are a few...

This one is an old adobe-brick building in Austin, NV:




These next shots are various buildings on the main street in Austin, NV:







Here's a standing seam metal roof in Austin, with random patches:




This building in Belmont, NV has seen better days:




A rusty corrugated metal roof, on a building in Cherry Creek, NV:




The bunkhouse at the Comet Mine, NV:




Only the roofs are left standing at the ghost town of Gilbert, NV. This one was covered with flattened cyanide cans. (The cyanide was used in the mills to extract gold from the ore.)








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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  12:51:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
A few more prototype roofs... this one is on the Sierra Talc Co. mill in Keeler, CA:




More corrugated metal, this time in Manhattan, NV:




The roof over the entrance to the old McGill Theater in McGill, NV:



More rusty metal, in Tonopah, NV:










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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  12:52:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
Thanks Kyle! My layout is 1/24th scale.


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  05:00:55 AM  Show Profile
Some roofs on my current build of the Sierra West Blue Sky company kit in O scale.






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djdutch
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  05:08:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit djdutch's Homepage


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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  11:12:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage
North Brunswick, NJ

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fireman93514
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  11:15:58 AM  Show Profile
Nice roof shots Ray. Looks like you have seen more of Nevada than me and I live here. lol


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Fitter Roger
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  1:55:29 PM  Show Profile

View from the roof on the now closed GM plant. Looking at the CNW/UP switchback that served the plant. In the upper line of auto racks you will see a kink in the line, that is a sho-fly were UP built a new road underpass that would keep the plant open....NOT

Janesville Wi



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  5:36:23 PM  Show Profile
Metal roof on a scratch built shed. (HOn3 dio)




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lumberjack
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  6:17:00 PM  Show Profile

Various degrees of aged corrugated metal roofing.


Gerry Gilliland

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Carl B
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  6:32:53 PM  Show Profile
To heck with the roof Wes, nice work on Blue Sky!

Any more shots of it you can share? Sorry, maybe a different thread?

Thanks




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hon3_rr
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  11:09:58 PM  Show Profile


-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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