White River Lumber #001

The Roof - Page 2

In Need Of Some Help
A Quick Tour
Points of Interest
Reconstruction Begins
Assembling The Center Sill
Preparing For The Bolsters
Adding the Couplers
Flipping The Center Sill
Adding The Bolsters
Adding The Side Sills
The Car End Sills
The Car Goes On The Trucks
Putting On The Brakes
The Floor
Corner and Cupola Posts
The Roof
Wall Framing
View The Interior
Door and Window Trim
The Exterior
The Unveiling
The Crew
Contact Me

With the siding on and the body letterboards in place, the roof boards were installed. Dale Campbell almost single handedly primed and painted the roof boards. He also installed the B-end roof boards by himself. He got some help with the A-end roof from myself(Martin N) and Dickey Huntermer. The roof went on in just a couple of hours. Some touch-up painting on the interior side will be done, but otherwise the roof on the A and B ends is done.


This section is about a third of the way done. The various tools used in the installation can be seen.


This section has been is done with just the end filler piece to be added.


Here Dale C. is nailing a roof board to the purlin. Each roof board gets six nails: two into the central purlin, two into the side purlin, and two into the letterboard.


Here Dickey H. is pre-drilling the holes in the end of the roof board before nailing it into place.


Looking up into the A-end with one side of the roof set in place.


Looking up into the A-end with both sides of the roof set in place.


Looking up at the B-end roof, which from the inside is of course the ceiling.


The A-end, right side roof.


The A-end, left side roof.


The B-end left side roof.

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All photos Copyright 2008 by Martin Nemerever.