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Date: 02/23/24 07:55
Suydam substation for a buck
Author: WrongWayMurphy

I found this Suydam building at a garage sale today.  They wanted 10 clams
and I offered one and took it home.  I really dig building Suydam kits 
and this one was well done and for a buck and requiring a little work, it
seemed like a deal not to pass up.

Third photo here shows a Pacific Electric substation in Bellflower CA and
likely the impetus for the kit - the real one shown was razed about 20 years
ago for a Joni Mitchell inspired parking lot.

Wht kind of roof is this?  It looks like some kind of material over wood.
I don't see this roof in Texas, and I need to put a roof on my newfound model.








Date: 02/23/24 08:28
Re: Suydam substation for a buck
Author: boejoe

Great find.  How did you locate the prototype photo?
jb



Date: 02/23/24 08:41
Re: Suydam substation for a buck
Author: Lighter

> What kind of roof is this?  It looks like some
> kind of material over wood.

Looks like rolled roofing which is rolls of shingle material. Could also be tarpaper, but that isn't very durable. I've seen plenty of both in Texas, but usually not in the most prosperous of areas.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/24 08:54 by Lighter.



Date: 02/23/24 09:37
Re: Suydam substation for a buck
Author: wingomann

Lighter Wrote:
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> > What kind of roof is this?  It looks like some
> > kind of material over wood.
>
> Looks like rolled roofing which is rolls of
> shingle material.

Like Lighter said, it looks like rolled asphalt roofing.  Pretty common for a low budget roof covering.  Each sheet is just over 3 feet wide and 34 feet long.  When putting it on you seal the edges with roofing tar.  Depending how it's done you may end up with visible tar stripes on the roof.  The best way to model it is to cut very fine sandpaper into strips and glue it on just like how you would lay the roof in real life.  Start at the bottom and overlap as you go up.  At the top overlap a strip that covers both sides.  10 year gaurentee ;-) .



Date: 02/23/24 10:49
Re: Suydam substation for a buck
Author: WrongWayMurphy

boejoe Wrote:
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> Great find.  How did you locate the prototype
> photo?
> jb

i asked Jeeves

https://sopacincg.com/substation-12/



Date: 02/23/24 17:57
Re: Suydam substation for a buck
Author: PHall

A number of PE sub-stations had corrugated metal roofs which made them "fire proof".



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