White River Lumber #001

The Roof - Page 4
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
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The exterior of the roof is protected by a layer of painted canvas. Heavy 2/0 cotton duct canvas was used on the #001. The outer edge of the canvas was folded under and tacked into place. Some tension was added to the canvas by simple pulling to keep it taught and wrinkle free. Once in place, the canvas was coated with a liberal amount of 'canvas roof paint.' This paint was allowed to soak into the canvas-and that was a fairly large amount. The drying process also tightened up the canvas a bit. Once the paint had dried, the running boards, hand rails, and corner lights were added.


The cupola roof was done first and is shown completed.


The cupola roof has been coated with the 'roof paint.' The plastic sheet is to protect the sides from drips.


A close up view of the painted canvas.


View of the painted roof as seen from inside the cupola.


Looking at the completed roof with running boards, handrails, and lights in place.


All photos Copyright 2008 by Martin Nemerever.