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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  1:28:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Carl B

Hey Rich- Check these brass bar clamps out. A little less money.


Dave- That's the best feature--- the parallel clamps....

Thanks Carl !!

Originally posted by deemery

Everything I've bought from Lee Valley has been first-rate.


Thanks Dave !!

I just made a purchase from lee Valley. I guess I'd better build something soon.


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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  3:19:01 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice chimneys, Carl.

Not only do these chimneys look great, but being made mostly of foam core, they are earthquake friendly too! They will also add a lot to your wonderful scene.

Cheers, Mark.

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  10:22:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mark!

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  07:39:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm using three different roofing materials on this scene. Clay tiles and slate were very common in this era, along with some wood shakes. I began with this tile pattern styrene sheet from JTT scenery products for the hotel.

I completely covered the reddish glossy original color with my own multi-layer/color paint job. Fitting all the angles was a challenge, and I used thin card templates to first cut test pieces. Chimneys were cut to fit and attached.

Crafter and Stockley is being prepped for a gable roof of slate tiles. Some thin card and 1/8" stock to support the substrate. Also installed a support shelf for the chimney.

Used South River Model Works slate shingles.

Since I couldn't find a 24" long set of rubber bands, I invented this contraption to support the weights on the roof cards till they dried. Cardboard chopped into the same pitch as the gable. I've used sand bags in the past, but they would cover too much area. I needed to see everything. Hey, whatever works!

Cards down, and now checking fit, and finding places that need touching up....

With the slate intersection area finished, I could cut my remaining pieces of tile and begin to finish this portion off.

The front gable section was cut and installed, now measuring for the ridge cap tiles. They are included as strips running along the edge of the JTT sheet, and are larger than the field tiles.

And finally, sliding in the roof, to be glued in permanently.

At this point. I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone for the gracious comments on this project. There's still more to do on it, but I appreciate all the support and interest that so many people have shown....thanks very much

Till next time....a bit more roof to go......

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  07:48:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Your roof work and chimneys are simply OUTSTANDING. I like your paint job very much too.



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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/20/2019 :  08:07:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Itís hard to get a good roofer these days. Youíre doing a top-notch job.


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George D

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  08:29:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful roofing work, Carl. I like your cardboard gluing fixture.


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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  09:07:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This has been a really fun project to watch. I like your roof weight jig. On laser-cut kits, I've used the carrier sheets to provide similar pre-cut roof bracing.


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

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 08/20/2019 :  09:40:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

We just had the roof replaced on our house the end of July. I had no idea you were such a good roofer.


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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  09:53:42 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great roof work! Coloring and execution are perfect!

David Guffey

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  10:05:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work !!

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  11:10:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent job, Carl. I particularly like the way the chimneys came out and the weathering on the roofs.

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Bill Gill

Posted - 08/20/2019 :  12:30:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
COWABUNGA, Carl! The roofs are terrific!

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  1:56:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl B:

Very nice work. Love how you worked the chimneys into the roof.

Karl S.

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  7:08:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bob, Mike, George, Dave E., Frank, Dave G., Fred, Russ, Bill and Karl!

Mike and Frank- Sorry, I don't do real roofs....

Karl S.- Nice to hear from you!

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