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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/28/2015 :  09:45:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, those larger photos look terrific! I'm glad I could help.


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JeffB
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Posted - 12/28/2015 :  10:15:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks great, Bob.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  1:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, Ray, Mario, Bruce, and Jeff, thanks for your postings, I appreciate every one.

In between football games I have been getting in some work on this project. I did get the "glass"
into all the windows and while that does not seem like much, it is a job I do not enjoy
because I am such a dunce at it that I usually mess many of them up with glue. I am happy that
job is done. I also added building numbers to each door. I made awnings for all four
structures but Guffey's is the only one I have installed so far. I don't want to hide the
fronts themselves so I am picking a time of day that the awnings are all fully or partially
retracted. The awnings were drawn on the computer and printed out on light card.






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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  2:20:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Guffey's is looking good! How do you get that much done between games :)


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Ensign
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  2:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice to see you got off your duff between the games, and did some work on Guffey's.
Though...I hope when the place opens, we get more than just one shot.
I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  10:04:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice. Even folded up the awning adds a lot to the structure.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  10:24:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like Guffy's might be open for New Years Eve' , Always good luck to bring a new year at a new establishment'...



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Guff
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Posted - 12/31/2015 :  12:59:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Very nice work on a fine establishment! Also like the larger photos.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/31/2015 :  06:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill, Greg, Ray, Ted, and Dave, I always enjoy your comments.

I want to get the awnings on all four structures before I move on to some window treatments.
Unfortunately, Ted, Guffey's will not be open for this New Years Eve. On the subject of
Guffey's, I think I might raise some eyebrows with the window treatment I have in mind. I
don't know if it was just something done back in the 1940's in the New England town I grew up in
or if it was done at other places and other times but I saw it a lot. When a new bar or
tavern moved into what was formerly a store with a big display window something had to be done to
preserve the patron's privacy. Some taverns had the money to simply remove the window and brick
the space up but much more commonly the window was simply painted over on the inside leaving
just a small window area open. I remember mainly white paint, they may have used other colors but
white sticks in my memory. I don't know why they all left that small open window but they all did it.
Maybe it was because of some legality. Does anyone know?

Bob


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Ray Dunakin
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I've seen bars in old buildings with the windows painted over like that. Often the small unpainted area contains a sign, such as a neon beer sign, but I don't know if that was always the case.




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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  07:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, Ray, That's the way I remember it too. Maybe I'm getting too old to be model building.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  09:44:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Happy New Year !!

Here are the fronts just laying next to each other. Yes, I will straighten out that awning at
Magoun's Cheese House, Pete must have celebrated the new year at Guffey's.



I'm working on some very simple details just to make it look like there is something in the
display windows and there is still lots to do on this build.

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  10:08:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice image, Bob, and Happy New Year to you, too! That awning is pretty much a snapshot of my life-- trying to fly straight and level, cross-controlled, with one wing low. Slightly off plumb. Listing to port. You get the idea....

I remember the bar window paint as being mostly black, so as not to attract attention, but I am certainly not an expert on this.

As to Guffey's, I didn't celebrate there-- they weren't open, remember?

This is a very cool string of buildings. Please keep the progress and the images coming!

Pete
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rndunique
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  11:54:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I vote with Pete on the color being black. When I read your explanation, the first thing that came to mind was black. Not that I would habve EVER been close enough to notice anything like that where I grew up!


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Guff
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  1:06:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
WOW!!! You sure fly fast on your modeling projects. Very Nice combination of storefronts.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Dave



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