Assembling The Roof
By Grant Knowles

At last, it's time to put a "lid" on the Bakery which in turn signifies we're just about done!

Step 61
Glue the Entrance Way Roof in place – Flat Roof Top.
This will sit on top of the wall pieces S8, S9 and S11.

Step 62
The Entrance Way roof is a flat surface which means traditional shingles and corrugated meatl will not be appropriate. Instead we will install a tar paper roof.
The kit includes some silspan material to represent rolled roofing. You may use this material or like I did, subsititute it with other material. I chose to use some facial tissue.
Cut the roofing material into ½” wide strips and glue (or paint on as noted below) strips to the flat Entrance Way roof.
Over lap the adjacent pieces slightly and trim to fit after the glue has dried.
Paint with a faded black colour to represent sun bleached roofing.


Here are the materials required to install the rolled roofing: paint brush, "roofing" material and grimy black paint.

The roof material is "glued" in place by the paint which is applied over the material.

The tar seams are simulated with a fine tip marker.

Step 63
Locate the two roof panels: LH Roof and RH Roof. These two pieces will cover the balance of the peaked roof area. Dry fit the two pieces onto the building.
Note you can flip the longer roof panel around thereby changing the location of the chimney cut out. Settle on the desired orientation.
The roof can be either glued in place (permanent) or made to be removable.

Step 64 - Fixed Roof Installation
Proceed to Step 65 is you require a removable roof.

WARNING - Do not perform this step until you are satisfied all the interior detailing has been completed.
a) Glue the long roof panel (LH Roof) in place aligning the top edge with the ridge line of the roof,
b) Glue the short roof panel (RH Roof) in place aligning the top edge with the ridge line and top edge of the long roof panel.
c) Skip the next step.

Step 65 - Removable Roof Installation
Skip this Step if you are building a permanent roof.

a) Measure in from the rear edge of both roof panels (RH & LH) 3 scale feet and draw a line parallel to the end of the roof panels. Repeat this for a second line from the other end of the short roof panel. The triangle braces we will install later will be installed on these lines.
b) Tape the roof panels together along the ridge seam and flip over.
c) Glue the Roof Support “triangle” over the lines drawn in step A. This will hold the two roof panels at the correct angle to align with the structure. The HO kit included only on triangle so use this one as a template to make second from scrap material.
d) For additional trength, add a bead of glue along the inside edge of the roof peak after the triangles have dried.


I decided to build my Bakery with a removable roof but I followed a slightly different approach.
In this case, I held the two roof panels in place on the buidling shell with two rubber bands. I then ran a bead of yellow glue along the ridge to hold the two panels together. I let the glue set hard over night, then the rubber bands were carefully removed. The two triangle braces were then installed. This has to be done carefully as to not break the ridge glue seam.

Step 66
It is not time to add the roofing material. The kit includes material to simulate a rolled roof. Other types of roof surfaces may be used. For ideas and cosntruction methods, refer to the Roofing Material section for details.

Turn over the roof assembly and add the roll roofing (silspan) in horizontal rows.
Over lap each row over the previous by a little bit. When you reach the peak, cut a narrow ¼” wide strip to lay lengthwise along the ridge.

Step 67
Cut the opening in the roll roofing for the chimney. Install the chimney casting ensuring it is vertical position while the glue dries. Acc or 5 minute epoxy may be the preferred adhesive.

Step 68
We will now add the 4x6 fascia board under the back edge of the roof panels.
Locate some of your pre-coloured 4x6 material and cut it long enough to extend from the roof peak to the bottom edge of the roof. Note, you will need to cut each end at an angle.

Step 69
Glue the Siding on to the back of the False Front. This piece will sit on top of the roof assembly.
Note, you will need to leave a slight gap between the bottom edge of this piece and the roof panel if you have made the roof removable.

Step 70 - Final Details
The Door Step F3 can now be added to the front Entrance Way.
This piece is inserted into the recessed notch under the front door. Glue it in place and place the building on a flat surface until the glue has dried thus ensuring the step dries flat.

Step 71
The building is now essentially completed except for one final detail – weathering.
Now is the time to take some modeling chalks and add some dust and grime to the usual spots: soot on the chimney, smudges on the walls, floors, etc.

Step 72
Install the structure on your layout. You are now finished!

Here are some pictures of my finished model.


Front View

Review view.
I didn't notice until after I took the picture that the roof was slightly ajar.

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This Web page is maintained by Grant Knowles and was last updated on Feb 14, 2009.