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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:06 PM

No everyone gets to build/rebuild a house in two different scales.The full sized House looks great too.
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Posted January 21, 2012 - 02:39 PM

I don't think I ever realized just how many different angles there are on the roof of this farm house.
I'm sure redoing the real thing was easier than cutting and fitting the roof sections for this model.
It's for sure that this is the most complicated roof that I've modeled so far.

I want to build the roof so that it can still be removed for access to the inside like I did on the buildings that I made last winter.
Here I'm starting with the two front roof panels which weren't really much problem.

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Then I started working my way around to the other sides and that's where it gets interesting in cutting and fitting each roof section to the walls and other roof sections.

View of the left front corner.

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And the right rear corner.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 03:12 PM

Coming along great there ,Ray.
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Posted January 21, 2012 - 03:22 PM

Looks good, Ray.
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Posted January 21, 2012 - 03:29 PM

Looking awesome Ray, keep up the excellent work.
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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Great Job on the house would never believe those are the same house. Wish I had the space to set up some of my trains. It it also a great hobby. I'm going to make a locomotive out of a mower to pull the little cars at school for the kids. Wish you were closer from the projects you have done I could use the help. GREAT JOB.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:22 AM

The base for the roof on the main part of the house is built as one piece so it can be removed.
The roof for the front room and front porch are built the same way.

For now I haven't been putting any interiors in the buildings that I've built.
However, I may want to do that at some time or put lighting in the buildings so that's why I'm making them so the roofs can be removed.

Here is the roof section for the front addition and front porch.

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This roof section is for the rest of the house.
Both roof sections still need to have all the edge trim put on and a dormer built for the main house then they can have the shingles glued on.

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When I built the factory last year I made up a brick pattern on Microsoft Word and printed out sheets of brick to cover the side wall on the factory.
I used that same process to make the shingles for the roof.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:40 AM

Great progress Ray, roofing is a difficult task, especially when there are half a dozen angles in twice as many directions.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:43 AM

Very intricate roof sections there. Lights would be cool. Great job, Ray! Good looking shingles, not going to do one shingle at a time, I bet.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:52 AM

Looks great, Ray. The model and the real thing. I admire your attention to detail in all your projects.

Your house kind of sounds like my parents house. They bought it with roof sagged, doors hanging open, doorways in half of it about 5.5 ft tall, food sitting on the counter even though it had been abandon for years, and inhabited by families of raccoons, squirrels and other wild animals. It needed barn structural help and roof, house roof, insulation, windows, doors, interior wall board, electric, water, heat, gas, etc. After 12 years of lots of money and hard work mostly all by my parents, they sold if for what they originally bought it for, due to some circumstances. I wish they had never sold it. Was a great place and we all loved it. We are now in another fixer-upper. Hopefully we can get this one how we want it someday.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 02:01 PM

This house originally had that green assault shingle siding on it and someone had started to remodel it and took all the siding off.
They put in new 220 electric and breaker box and a high efficient furnace and duct work and also put in a new well and septic system.
A new 25x50 metal garage was put up with electric and it's own breaker box.

At that point they got a divorce and the house sat vacant for 4-years before we bought it.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 05:24 PM

I could use that 25X50 building. I'd even have a bed in there so I could spend more time with my tractors. LOL
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:43 PM

This house originally had that green assault shingle siding on it and someone had started to remodel it and took all the siding off.
They put in new 220 electric and breaker box and a high efficient furnace and duct work and also put in a new well and septic system.
A new 25x50 metal garage was put up with electric and it's own breaker box.

At that point they got a divorce and the house sat vacant for 4-years before we bought it.

Well lets see here, brand new metal shop for him :smile1:, old house, unfinished outside (how bad was it inside Ray?) for her :mad2:. Guess we can all see a partial reason for that divorce :smilewink:

Nice job on the house model Ray. I would not want to put your shingle sheets on that model any more than I would want to shingle the actual house. Anxious to see the finished product! Thanks for sharing :thumbs:

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