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    • December 7, 2017 8:11 AM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      2 thumbs up on that one. (BTW, you need to change your calendar)................

       

      I can't, that's how far behind I am on this.....

    • December 7, 2017 6:53 PM EST
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    • January 8, 2018 9:46 PM EST
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      Doing the tedious work that takes time for not much results.  But I did get all of the paint work touched up and water sealed the shingles and platform decks.  Water sealer really brought out the redwood shingle color.   I have some of my LEDs collected so I can start to wire the clock tower back lighting and finish the roof up on it.

       

       

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    • January 8, 2018 10:07 PM EST
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         I wouldn't be ashamed to put that on my layout.  I see you moved to the big city!

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    • January 8, 2018 10:11 PM EST
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      Living through the roofing tedium has been well rewarded.

    • January 8, 2018 10:11 PM EST
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      That's looking real good Chris.

       

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    • January 9, 2018 8:03 PM EST
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      Looking very good Chris, The ole roof is almost done

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    • January 9, 2018 10:29 PM EST
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      I added 3 of my 3d printed stacks to the depot tonight.  Some blocking for mounting LEDs is starting to go in as I am beginning to work on lighting.

       

       

       

    • January 9, 2018 10:50 PM EST
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      Chris the stacks looks really good too

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    • May 27, 2018 5:06 PM EDT
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      Still working on the detail work on the depot.  I'm getting to the point of adding the porch post and decided to make 3d printed iron posts.  I printed the upper and lower sections and installed a tube in between so I can adjust the height.  First test set I used a 3/16" tube.   Here is that test set made up and in primer.  To me they look just a tad bit small.  I'm considering changing to a 1/4" tube.  What do you guys think?

       

       

    • May 27, 2018 5:29 PM EDT
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      I think they look just fine.

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    • May 27, 2018 5:34 PM EDT
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      Looks OK to me, too.

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    • May 27, 2018 7:33 PM EDT
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      I think you'd better go with what makes you happy.

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    • May 27, 2018 7:43 PM EDT
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      the tube must have a diameter of 4 or 5 scale-inches.

      seems to be more than enough to me.

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    • May 27, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
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      Chris Kieffer said:

      Still working on the detail work on the depot.  I'm getting to the point of adding the porch post and decided to make 3d printed iron posts.  I printed the upper and lower sections and installed a tube in between so I can adjust the height.  First test set I used a 3/16" tube.   Here is that test set made up and in primer.  To me they look just a tad bit small.  I'm considering changing to a 1/4" tube.  What do you guys think?

       

       

      Since you are asking "what I think" !

      POSTS LOOK GREAT .... but the header is way to heavy/big and short as well from the pic. Raise the posts and lighten the header, then extend to outside edges and balance the roof with 1:1 12" overhang. Unless you are going to continue around the parameter with brackets,corbels and crown molding or running trim . Make sense?

       

      You asked ?

       

      Only my thoughts !

    • May 27, 2018 8:17 PM EDT
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      The header does look to big (1/2" tall), but I can't change that without building all new porch roofs.  Those were part of the building when i bought it.  I think that might be part of the reason I believe the post look small.  I was thinking of making a laser piece to look like iron scroll work for the front of the headers to break them up.  Once I get the posts the way I want, I will be making iron brackets to come off them to the headers.

    • May 27, 2018 9:23 PM EDT
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      the post looks fine

      The header will not be noticed on the layout as you will be looking down a little

      Dennis

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