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 Posted: Wed Feb 4th, 2009 12:21 pm
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Can't wait to hear what the kids think of the finished article and I'd love to be a fly on the wall.  Do they know about it ?

Petermac, Yes they know about it, I had to tell them because I keep calling up there (Michigan) to have them go and measure something! I send them pretty much the same pictures that I post here via email. Kelly (daughter-in-law) said it doesn't look like her house yet because of the dark windows. :shock: I told her to just wait, they will get painted white.

Alan, I suppose I knew more than normal about this build because I actually help to re-build that house. I still have a few more challenges in front of me. The roof has black valleys at every intersection. At first I wasn't going to copy that, but hey, why not? I've gone this far so I shouldn't quit now. The porch deck has been occupying my thinking time lately. Not much structure in it to hold it all together. I will just have to get creative with it I suppose.

It's early in the morning here and just as predicted it's cold and windy outside. So I think I will just sit down at the modeling table and get something done.

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What a day this has been. I decided to put in the flashing in the valleys of the roof intersections, just as the original house has. Turned into a bit of a challenge, but as you all probably know by now, that is what I seem to like!

Challenge #1: Try and get styrene sheet .005 thick to form into a valley of the roof.

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I placed the cut strips into water in a bowl and placed them into the microwave! (SHMBO wanted to know what I was cooking, told her not to worry, she wouldn't like it!) Once the water was boiling (the styrene strips were jumping up and down, on top of the water, like a cat on a hot tin roof) :lol: I removed them and bent them around the shaft of a fondue fork, and then held them under the water tap to cool down. What you see in this next picture is the result of that solution.


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Actually solution #1 did help somewhat. There is a slight curve to them that helped to hold itself onto the shaft of the fondue fork. As shown here, I simple pushed and held it into the valley and applied the solvent.


Really was not too bad after all that cooking. I later switched from the fondue fork to a small phillips screwdriver shaft, the fork itself was getting in the way.


Once the valleys were all in place I began working of the shingles. The extra flashing at the bottom will have to wait till tomorrow so that the glue dries enough so that I can get in there and trim it back to the roof line.


And a top view!


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Some people like you, Wayne & Perry are gluttons for punishment, but we, lesser mortals, do not mind as it shows what can be done!

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A remarkable solution Wayne - looks just like lead (:roll:) gulleys.

If I were doing it, I'd just have stuck some paper over the shingles :oops::oops:.

As Sol said, that's why you are "masters" and we are just pupils wishing we could do what "teacher" does. Great !!



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That's got to be the best flashing ( stop it Peter ) I have ever seen, what are you going to do for the guttering

Brilliant Wayne

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Alan wrote: That's got to be the best flashing ( stop it Peter ) I have ever seen, what are you going to do for the guttering

Brilliant Wayne

:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::It's a no no:It's a no no



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Excellent work Wayne and it just shows that you are never too old to learn something. I've just learned a new and better way to do my lead flashing in the future.

:hmm  I'll now be a GWR super-flasher !!! :thud:thud :thumbs:thumbs

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Alan wrote:what are you going to do for the guttering


I will definitely be putting on facia boards,guttering, and downspouts. As to what, well all I can say now, besides wait and watch what happens, is all but one component is in my stock right now. I have ordered the last item twice now. The first one that came in did not look at all like the picture in their catalogue. Luckily the store knowing exactly what I was wanting realized that it did not match the requirements, so they just placed it in their stock and we re-order it again (from another supplier). Hopefully it will arrive next week.

Thanks everyone for your comments! On that subject, I really would like constructive criticism on this. My goal is to improve my abilities and many times things are obvious to those not doing the work. Sort of like not being able to see the forest for the trees thing.

It's 28 degrees outside right now. That's not why I came to Florida!!!!!!

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Rest assured Wayne, you'll get constructive critisim when it's due.  At present, there's absolutely nothing anyone could critisise - unless it's to ask why we can't build as well as you do !! :roll::roll:



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Wayne, this is coming along very nicely. What will you use for ridge capping?



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What a day, Wayne. Great flashing AND a use for fondue forks! Brilliant :lol:

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As predicted it is very cold outside today, so I did manage to get a little more done on the roof. It is getting a little tricky right now. The pieces I just made I cannot put on until the siding is in place, which I cannot put on until the windows are painted, which I cannot paint until I prep them, which I cannot do because I'm working on the roof:exclam :brickwall:brickwall:brickwall

I think that's called getting the cart before the horse. :mutley

Here are the three pieces of roofing I made today. Yes, of course they are just resting there, not fastened yet, someday it will happen. I split the pieces at the ridge cap for two reasons. It was much easier to layout in two pieces, and I was having problems getting the right hand one into it's position under the other roof (that is glued down).


I don't know why I took a picture of this, but I did, so here it is. It shows you how I actually get the pieces to fit in fiddly places. They are both scrap pieces that were cut and held in place, marked with a pencil, and then bonded off the roof, so as not to get it stuck on the model. The final piece is in the first picture to the right of the dormer. The scrap part is still missing that little leg that goes around in front of the dormer. It was glued on after I took the picture.


Not much is going to happen for a few days, we are getting our four year old granddaughter for Friday thru Sunday.

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Another good days work Wayne

Just keep that door locked over the next four days, but have a great time with your granddaughter.

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That looks really good Wayne.  At first glance, you think "what a super little house" then, when you start to study the building logistics, I can see exactly where you're coming from !!

Those little "wrap around" pieces on the dormer don't look too much on the photo but actually getting them there must have been a real headache !!  You obviously couldn't just "ease" the whole thing in there - it wouldn't go so those "fiddly bits" as you call them, must have been extremely difficult to do - AND get the shingles lined up at the same time on BOTH sides of the dormer !!

Mind boggling stuff for me.  :roll::roll::roll::roll:


Nearly forgot - enjoy having the "little one" with you !!:thumbs:thumbs



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It does get easier as you go along though, doesn't it? :cool wink

Terrific work, Wayne. I know how multi-angled roofs can be rather 'challenging' - but you are making an excellent job of this one, that's for sure.

I'm not saying a lot on this thread, but I am watching it intently. I was going to say this model will be excellent when it's finished, but actually it's already there! You really have acquired 'the knack' when it comes to scratchbuilding.

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darrenscots wrote:
Wayne, What will you use for ridge capping?


Darren, well now that is a good question. I have used the sheet shingles in the past, but was not totally happy with the result. It didn't look that bad, but it didn't look that good either. If anyone out there has any good ideas, I'm listening!

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You really have acquired 'the knack' when it comes to scratchbuilding.

Thank You Perry, that means a lot coming from the "Master" himself! I still have a long way to go before this project is done though. I think my biggest challenge will be the deck. Keeping it nice and straight and making it look like wood, using plastic. I guess there's a first time for everything.

Project Update:

I prepped all of the windows, washed all of the windows and doors, bonded in all windows and doors in all of the siding pieces, and put a coat of white gesso all of the windows and doors today. So in spite of a four year old asking me questions every four minutes, I am making some progress.

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Wayne, why not use wood for the decking and not plastic ? Most modelling shops have thin sheets of softwood in stock for the aero-modellers and they are ideal.

You may remember that I used some on the steps project I did for the Belle View club layout which worked out pretty good.

There's no virtue in using plasticard and nothing but plasticard for the sake of it. If you can find something better, use it.

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Wayne, why not use wood for the decking and not plastic ?

Jeff, I understand what you are saying, and I did think hard about it, even went and looked at some wood strips, but I just have a feeling about using wood in my geographic location. The humidity here runs normally between 95% and 99%. It was 20 degrees here yesterday morning (29 degrees this morning) with a humidity of 95%. The frost looked like snow! Anyway, with that much humidity, I'm concerned that wood would warp over time, especially that thin of material.

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Just carrying on from your conversion with Jeff, have you thought about using lolly sticks, the flat ones, they are very strong and easy to work with.

Just a thought.

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