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    • March 17, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
    • Thanks for walking us through your methods Dennis. I always learn something useful from your posts. And of course your building looks awesome!

    • March 17, 2019 10:57 PM EDT
    • Here is 50 minutes of shingle laying

       

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2e7yzDQ][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/46675586294_6cb70c9480_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2e7yzDQ]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 17, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
    • I use LEXEL glus on top of the walls to bond the Aluminum and the Precision Board together, I use 23 gauge headless pins at a slight angle to help hold, and to prevent the need to clamp and wait 24 hours.

      The picture shows glue in the circles.

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/T5ADBG][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4853/33526221498_576631db87_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/T5ADBG]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      This picture shows the aluminum roofing after it has been glued and pinned to the PB. (precision Board) Lines are placed on the roof for

      reference lines for shingle placement. 

       

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2fdtoQ8][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/47398830071_885bb8dc29_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2fdtoQ8]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT
    • Pete

      I buy it in 2 ft x 5 ft size, 6 sheets at a time is shipped via UPS. with shipping from Calif. to Missouri the cost is 6.50 per sqft. 

      2x5 ft sheets are so much easier to handle

      Precision Board density is measured in pounds, I use 15 lb --1/2" thick . 

      I do use a local dealer, I pay them they order it it gets delivered to me, your local dealer may stock 1/2" mine stocks 3/4" and thicker. 

      thanks for question

      Dennis

    • March 17, 2019 5:36 PM EDT
    • About how much is a sheet of this , delivered? UPS will deliver a4’x8’ sheet of this?i will have to look for a distributor near me, thanks . Great work

    • March 17, 2019 8:17 AM EDT
    • Roof Time

      Well now I need to do the roof, I always make my structures to set outside all or any time. In most cases I prefer to use a 29 gage Aluminum sheet

      for the substrate. For me it is the most simple and most economical. As owning a steel fab business  we have a supply of small pieces as kept scrap.

      This type of sheet can easily be cut with a good set of snips. I cut and brake (BEND) to fit the roof. 

      Since the aluminum is coated, I sand / rough up the coating so the paint and glue will adhere much better.

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2dPBEZg][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/46483809145_c12a6cc2cb_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2dPBEZg]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      Shows the under side painted on the edges or overhang so anytime the view is looking up, I did not want to see the white color.

       

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2dPBEZ6][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/46483809135_384dc2c6e8_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2dPBEZ6]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      This picture shows the outside of the roof after it has been bent and fitted to the precision board, and the slick painted surface has had

      the slickum all removed. 

       

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2e7ye9w][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4866/46675517314_1199f9c666_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2e7ye9w]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      Lines have been drawn on for the purpose of laying the shake shingles, just a reference lines, to keep a little straighter.

      [url=https://flic.kr/p/2fdtoNz][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/47398829981_9198b06852_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2fdtoNz]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388842@N06/]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

       

      Picture of a box of split shingles, ready for installation.

       

    • March 17, 2019 9:49 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Jon Radder said:

      True, but only in California.  Here in the East, we burn PVC scraps in the fire pit. Neighbors are always complimenting us on the aroma.

       

      Jon, I trust your judgment on materials, you use these plastics professionally, day in and out. So, the chlorine off-gassing doesn't pose an issue, in your mind? Are you saying that all the dire warnings against lasering PVC are overblown?

       

      I need to talk with you at York as well... You be there Thursday night, at the "Early Bird Social"? 

       

      Cliff - Yes I will be there Thursday with tongue firmly implanted in my cheek.

       

      P.S. Don't try this at home; Your mileage may vary; the chairman disavows all knowledge of these posts.

    • March 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

      True, but only in California.  Here in the East, we burn PVC scraps in the fire pit. Neighbors are always complimenting us on the aroma.

       

      Jon, I trust your judgment on materials, you use these plastics professionally, day in and out. So, the chlorine off-gassing doesn't pose an issue, in your mind? Are you saying that all the dire warnings against lasering PVC are overblown?

       

      I need to talk with you at York as well... You be there Thursday night, at the "Early Bird Social"? 

       

    • March 17, 2019 9:39 AM EDT
    • True, but only in California.  Here in the East, we burn PVC scraps in the fire pit. Neighbors are always complimenting us on the aroma.

    • March 17, 2019 8:46 AM EDT
    • Todd Brody said:
      " Rooster " said:

      Thinking PVC as a base however that is only my opinion ...

      If this is to be laser cut, no dice.  PVC emits toxic fumes when laser cut.

      Good Point !!!

       

      Wasn't thinking about that cause I don't have one.

    • March 16, 2019 9:24 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Thinking PVC as a base however that is only my opinion ...

      If this is to be laser cut, no dice.  PVC emits toxic fumes when laser cut.

    • March 17, 2019 9:34 PM EDT
    • OK Guys, Guess what I'm working on now

      https://largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_2332/General/Part2.JPG

    • March 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
    • Mike Wlez said:

      Looks good, rust streaking adds realism

       

      Thanks Mike it was a very long build because of the electronic problems and me being stubborn but happy with the out come, Bill 

       

    • March 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT
    • Looks good, rust streaking adds realism

    • March 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT
    • John Passaro said:

         Good work, Bill. Very convincing.

      Thanks John

       

       

    • March 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT
    •    Good work, Bill. Very convincing.

       

    • March 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      Nice looking tank, Bill.

      Thanks Dan, now I can get started on my mason bogie

       

    • March 17, 2019 1:34 PM EDT
    • Nice looking tank, Bill.

    • March 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT
    • Finally got my city water tower finished, it has a solar powered blinking red Led on the top

         CWTsignageon the layout