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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 10:50 pm
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Lee B
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Just remember, people back then weren't stupid in where they'd place an outhouse.
They usually would put it as far back as the smell wouldn't be an issue in the summer time.

They also would make them with roofs that wouldn't turn them into saunas.
Tin roof on an outhouse?
I can't imagine anyone would have done that if they'd had ANY other material.

You'd also want ventilation near the top for light to get in and fumes to get out.




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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 12:26 am
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You can see the ventilation above the door.
Works on convection.

And oddly enough, when I looked for images of desert outhouses,
a lot of them had tin roofs.

But I sure do follow your logic on the matter.

I doubt they would construct the outhouse of stone, either,
that's quite an effort for an outhouse.

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Here's an outhouse at Two Guns, AZ.





It seems that most outhouses were made from wood,
but many were also made from what was readily available.

I can understand not wanting to use tin for a roof,
but then just how much time did you want to spend in there? 

It's not like you were planning a picnic?


For those extremely dedicated fans of outhouses,
you might want to consider entering the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race:

https://dawsoncity.ca/event/great-klondike-international-outhouse-race/

Something to cross off your bucket list.




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There are some great pics of outhouses that give inspiration for modeling.  :2t:


Here is one in Australia near the start of the Nullabor desert that I had to visit.

What a relief the door wasn't locked.  :w:


I have to say I think this a CRAPPY TOPIC.....  :bg: :bg: :bg:

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A Pooseum.  ???


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-05/backyard-dunny-outhouse-brisbane-urban-utilities-pooseum/9019940


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ICM has come out with a 1:35 scale outhouse kit: 


https://www.scale-model-kits.com/products/Field-toilet-ICM35800.html





Didn't know there was a high demand for a commercially produced 1:35 scale outhouse.

The kit is kind of pricey, given one can be made out of most common materials.




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I don't know how I missed so much of this topic last year.  

The "Two Guns" outhouse was interesting, the name that is. 
Masonry, built like a brick _____ Pretty funny,
and the Concrete Crappa... 

hahahaha

The kit is pretty funny too, isn't it. 
There must be a demand.




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Regardless of what era we are modeling,
outhouses are a must if you are in any kind of rural area.

They can be built with your choice of materials,
and don't take up hardly any room. 

They're an easy one-evening project.
I have three on my layout so far.




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