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Pennman
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Posted - 04/18/2019 :  12:17:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Keep up the good work. All of the extras look great.

Rich



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railman28
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Posted - 04/18/2019 :  12:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simply marvelous.

It's only make-believe

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Ensign
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Posted - 04/22/2019 :  8:58:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Rich & Bob, for your encouraging words.

Hi everyone, well I've been working on a couple of things since I last posted.
One of them being the LED's that I still needed inside of this barn.
Also the steps that I had to take in order to start laying out all of the laser cut trusses on this barn.
So to begin with our kits came with 2 longer pieces of 8x6 that are used on top of the posts of the 5 inner supports.





These 2 longer 8x6 pieces also need one LED with poles & shades attached to them.
I figured it would be easier to install those now before I glued the 8x6 in place.
These lights will be placed over the opening between the left & right haylofts.





It's important that these 2 8x6 beams line up with the tops of the posts on the 2 end walls.
Like I have shown below.
You will also notice that I have put pencil marks on top of these 2 8x6 beams, one every quarter inch.
I also added those same spaced pencil marks along the tops of the barn's sidewalls.
This is the spacing needed for the laser cut trusses that will be glued on to of these 2 8x6 beams.





I also changed the workshop from what the instructions suggested, to better suit my purposes as a place to photograph vehicles in.
So I eliminated the support posts that went down to the floor of the workshop.
To give me more space and freedom to move vehicles around in that space.
I used 8x8 wood that spanned from the front wall to the back wall with no support posts under those beams.
I also installed the lighting the same way as I did with the larger barn.
Running all of the wires into the corner where the office is.
This is how it looked.





I was now ready to start installing the laser cut trusses on top of the 2 8x6 beams.




I stained my trusses using the "Hunterline" driftwood stain once again.
It's also important to place weights on these laser cut trusses to make sure they don't warp on you while they dry.
I place mine under my sheet of glass on my workbench.
I found it best to do one at a time, making certain that the peaks all line up perfectly using a steel ruler from end wall to end wall.





This is how the whole barn is looking so far.




That's it for now, I will report back when I'm finished with the trusses.

Greg



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Pennman
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Posted - 04/22/2019 :  9:34:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg, for the step by step that you have shown. You make everything look easy, although the many steps required to completion are on going. I do the same thing when I scratch build. The thought process makes for a fine model when everything falls into place. Great project.

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 04/22/2019 :  9:42:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rich! Glad to have your continued support!

Here's a sneak peak of the workshop with the lights on and one of Chester's trucks.





Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/22/2019 :  9:46:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fabulous, Greg! Chester would be proud, as would Frederic!

Pete
in Michigan



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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  06:02:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!!! I love it. This barn is becoming a masterpiece.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  07:11:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good stuff, Greg!


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Bernd
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  08:03:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fantastic. Love that night scene.

Bernd



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  08:06:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I hope you've added fire suppression equipment. You wouldn't want that beautiful barn gone in 60 seconds.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  08:56:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg beautiful workmanship!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  09:27:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone, for your very kind words about my work on this barn.
I really appreciate them!

Frank, I was a volunteer firefighter here in my community for several years.
I still vividly remember my first barn fire.
The barn was fully engulfed in flames by the time we arrived to fight it.
It happened in the middle of the night, so it really lit up the night sky.
Through the flames you could still see the barn's big beam framework inside of the fury it was caught in.
I will never forget it.

Greg



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railman28
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  12:22:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The barn is looking great. I appreciate The tip on rafter placement too.

It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  1:07:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Truss-t me, with all your care in lining things up, your roof will be solid and look wonderful. It already does in an incomplete state.

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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kebmo
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  1:49:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i completely agree with mike. you're turning an awesome kit into a masterpiece.

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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