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ocalicreek
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Posted - 08/25/2017 :  5:45:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've got my hands full at the moment (though somehow I manage to type...ha) so I will put this challenge on hold for now. However, I did pull up Google Earth and using the ruler feature measured the shed length at 20-21 feet, and the width at 10-11 feet.

Regardless of the actual dimensions, it is a neat little structure and it is fun to suppose what it might have been. I think the open side with side door theory is the most plausible, though it could have been at one time a narrow garage. Any idea how old it is? What about a foundation below the deck line?

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2017 :  7:08:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've actually started building something but it's been slow so far. Too many irons in the fire.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/26/2017 :  05:45:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike.

I noticed that at the Hohn Blacksmith Shop.

Bob


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Railrunner130
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Posted - 08/30/2017 :  8:10:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is everyone ready for the next challenge? I was thinking of dropping it this weekend. If not, I'll wait until October.

This one is a two part project, but you'll only get one part at a time.



Rutland Railroad
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Ensign
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Posted - 08/30/2017 :  8:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Railrunner130

Is everyone ready for the next challenge? I was thinking of dropping it this weekend. If not, I'll wait until October.

This one is a two part project, but you'll only get one part at a time.



I think waiting until the fall, would probably yield better participation results, than starting another new challenge right now.
Just my 2 cents worth.

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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/30/2017 :  9:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It depends on time scale, If its another 1.5hr quick build then yes its appealing, a small challenge is always good to get the modeling flowing.

If you've got something larger in mind then you are limiting participation. Especially if as you say it is a two part challenge which means again you are limiting interest and participation due to it being too specific.

As there were only a couple of participants last time then there's a very small window on how much further you can limit involvement in the challenge.

Small, quick, broad appeal, easy access..... springs to mind.

Karl.A



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kebmo
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Posted - 09/02/2017 :  11:20:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i used 12 feet for the side walls and 8 feet for the front/back. the two side walls are framed and sided and i'm going to sketch the front/back today. i'm building this out of scrap wood, so the colors are pretty varied. i think when all the walls are boarded i'm going to damp brush them an off-white color. i don't have any shake shingles, but i do have options. i have a package of walt's 3-tab shingles in green, and i also have some thin sheets of cedar and a paper cutter, so i might go that way. i'll cross that bridge when i get to it.





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kebmo
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Posted - 09/02/2017 :  2:59:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
got a little more done this morning. 3 walls in place (not glued yet). now for the front wall with the door and window. i thought about building trusses for the roof, but hey, this is a shed challenge and i still have a box full of o'neill's fabrication to build....



if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

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ed k
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Posted - 09/02/2017 :  3:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hum, Nottingham, home of Herrs. Pretty cool seeing the pictures. This area was one of my Martin's Potato Roll routes. I know those buildings.
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UKGuy
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Posted - 09/02/2017 :  5:08:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nottingham was the home of Robin, dunno who Herrs is....

Looking good Kevin, nice framing and bracing, trusses not needed, its a quickie shed build.
I do agree with you though, get back to your 'main event'.

Karl.A



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Railrunner130
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Posted - 09/02/2017 :  8:22:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Kevin!

Karl, Ed is referring to Herrs Potato Chips Company in Nottingham, PA. Not a good place to be near when you're on a diet....



Rutland Railroad
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kebmo
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Posted - 09/03/2017 :  9:55:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
scratched a door together and glued the 4 walls together. when i finish trimming it out and i'm gonna do the cedar shingles and tone the off white paint down with powders.
i decided the window would be boarded up.




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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/04/2017 :  10:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lots of character in your little building, Kevin. We had a shed attached to our old house that I think was made of reused and leftover lumber.

Meanwhile, I have walls and have been painting window and door castings. Photos to come.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/05/2017 :  6:21:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is the start to my adaptation of the small shed . . .



. . . a hot dog shoppe.

In case anyone is thinking "Hey, isn't he an early rail guy" this model is for the local club, set in the 1950's.

With all the gardening needing to be done as well as planning for a new kitchen, this is all in the model railroading realm I've been able to manage.

Mike



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kebmo
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Posted - 09/06/2017 :  09:16:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i ended up spending a bit more time on this than intended, but now it's almost finished. it just needs a ridge cap and i'm calling it done. maybe a sign or two....












if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Edited by - kebmo on 09/06/2017 09:22:07 AM

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