Re: Really interesting freight car photos today

Dennis Storzek

---In STMFC@..., <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote :

But Gary, look at the roof itself. Left side, wood boards, right side,

I'm sorry, Schuyler, by no means is that a Viking roof. Among other things, where are the seam caps?

What you are looking at is a wood roof where the boards are either V grooved, or milled with the water drain grooves that were common on double board roofs; from the low angle, it is hard to tell which. The half of the roof on the left side of the view has been replaced with boards that lack the milled detail, but are functionally the same. It's just a wood roof. What is interesting is the amount of material that was replaced without the decision being made to do the whole roof. That in itself is worth modeling.

Dennis Storzek

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