I’m starting to think about modelling the roundhouse, with a view to taking it to the PNR regional meet in Salmon Arm in a month and a half (!).
From Del Rosamond’s notes, we know that it had “Colonial Siding,” which was apparently similar to clapboard siding, but with full-thickness boards. Clapboards are tapered.
Now roundhouses are built a little bit like barns – big post and timber construction. So, I’m wondering, how would they have applied horizontal siding to the sides of these buildings? Would there be vertical nailers every couple of feet, as a barn with vertical siding has a couple of horizontal nailers?
It’s one of those things that are frustratingly difficult to Google, and my library is coming up dry.
Photo credit: http://urbsite.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cpr-ottawa-west-roundhouse-remembered.html