The kit instructions say to paint the underside of the (cardstock) eaves station colour. I think that would be fine on a hipped-roof building, but the eaves of Jefferson are awfully visible on the gable ends:
So I'm going to board the underside of the eaves with scale 1x6s. While I'm there, I'll add a two-piece finisher on the edges of the roof (instead of the single 1x3 the kit supplies) to better match the profiled trim used on the prototype.
Jim, note the vertical 2x4 behind each side of the "log cabin'd"
wall boards. In concrete form work, we call these "strongbacks"
and they make for very solid corners that will not blow out under
the extreme hydraulic pressure of many feet of overhead concrete
while being vibrated to settle out rock pockets.
I assume this shed was hand/shovel loaded, so the stress of a big
dump would not occur, but I supposed that coal gave enough outward
push to make this construction attractive.
I got tired of waiting for more strip wood to arrive and robbed some from a different kit. Undersides of the eaves:
The instructions said to glue the two sections of the floor together and then glue them down to the perimeter foundation. An unsupported butt-joint in 1/32" scribed sheeting? Um... no. So I added a brace under the floor joint, and then two cross braces for extra measure:
The floor, with some dirt stains in high-traffic areas and coal stains around the two stoves:
While studying that picture of the eaves, I also noticed that the transom window above the freight door had a rain hood. The kit's sliding sash windows include the rain hoods, but the transom windows do not.
So I added one using scale 1x8 strip wood and a couple of hand-shaped styrene corbels.
Beautiful work, done well and quickly. Your attention to detail and focused discipline are evident in your models. Thanks for sharing on this forum as well as your contributions in the press. I appreciate your skill and knowledge.