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Folding Gable Ends

We
were aware that this beast with its generously gabled roof would be
pretty tall.  Especially on a flatbed.  So I worked on some mechanism
that would allow the gabled roof to fold down flat.  The question is: 
How can you fold down the gables and then the two roof sections without
anything binding?

I
came up with a solution that I liked.  The gable end walls are a little
shorter, so the gable ends can fold down without binding the roof
sections.

If
the roof sections themselves are in danger of binding (which I doubt
since their overlap is minimal), the two side roof sections could be
slightly different heights, though this might introduce other problems
or look weird.

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