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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  07:13:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments Pete, Carl, Terrell, Greg, Dave, Bill, Mike, and Frank. good to hear from you all.

I have not yet decided what the use of this building is gong to be but I started on the
wall that adjoins the drugstore. It is foam core covered with brick embossed sheet
styrene. I used a very heavy card material to make the corner columns stand out. There will
be a sloping roof so I used the bricks to mark out the cuts for the stepped
arrangement. That stepped brick slope is backed by 1/4 inch basswood to give the wall
some thickness when viewing the roof. I also have a like piece of basswood that I will cut
the steps into at the same time to be used as the back wall. There are some brick strips
that stick out from the wall that I want to add before I flesh out the building.



These two structures will not be permanently attached to each other but I have made
arrangements to clip them together so they don't shift.

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  07:18:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, We have had snow this winter but a warm spell took it away. The forecast for this
weekend is for snow both days. Just got those photos in time.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  08:05:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have cut the top steps in the brick wall and added the one double row and two single rows of
horizontal outstanding bricks. Those will be trimmed to length after the building ends are in place.




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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  09:58:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounds interesting, Bob!

How about the dentist on the second floor and the local "News Agency" (newspapers, magazines, comic books, candy, tobacco) on the ground floor? With "Life" magazine prominently displayed....

I'm amazed at how that little village that I couldn't wait to escape and see the world is now calling my memory bank so often....

Have fun, and be careful around the snow! We need you here!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  10:15:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete,
You are amazing with the ideas you come up with, I like them. However, I made all that dentist
equipment back at Dr. Ditty' office and do not relish doing it again. The News Agency is now
near the top of my list but so far no idea had really turned me on. Right now I'm thinking
something on the first floor and floors 2 and 3 are apartments. I remember a 3 decker in my home
town that had a fish & chip store on the first floor and apartments above. Still mulling....

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  10:35:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mull well!

For the record, I can still hear and feel that slow speed dentist's drill and I did NOT like the sensation. Still don't....

There were the usual assortment of lawyers, realtors and such on the second flors, and, of course, the apartments.

Have a ball!

Pete
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Pennman
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  12:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I guess I missed the final showing of Alessi Pharmacy, but you did a splendid job, and with your newly planned addition, it will be even better !

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  04:38:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What a great shot on Shorpy this morning, NOV 1940 Colchester, CT


In that one little strip you will find

1. Grocery & meats store
2. Tailor
3. Pharmacy
4. Notary Public
5. Attorney at Law
6. Dentist
7. Package Store (liquors)
8. Restaurant (donuts & coffee)

I don't know if we can legally show a Shorpy photo here, but go check it out

www.shorpy.com



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  08:45:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, That's a great Shorpy find. I can use some of those ideas for the tiny downtown on my C&VRR.

I looked on Google Maps to see if the building is still there. it is! Here the map shot from 2013.



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  08:59:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that is indeed a great photo!
Bill, thanks for posting how this group of stores looks today.
Somehow not as charming as the old photo shows them being.

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  10:59:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, that Shorpy shot is so good I just saved it in my "to be studied" file.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  12:48:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments guys.

I was ready to start making the two end walls for this new structure. I don't know what
they will look like until I make them but I do know I will need some windows and I have
to know the size holes to cut for those windows before I go any further. I was ready
to make a new master when I thought, "wait a minute", I have been making masters for new
windows for almost every structure I did. Surely, one of those would work for this
model. A search through my leftover castings brought to light a window that I thought
would work quite well. However, I did not have enough of them. My next thought was to
clean up one of these real good and use it as the master to make a new mold. Luckily I
found the old mold before I did that work so now I am casting what I need from that. It
pays to save all this old stuff.

NOTICE: While I still have not decided what will be going on in that structure I did
decide to use the name of fellow modeler Fred Terrell. He says that's a honor but I'm not
too sure about that. Here's to you Fred.

Bob


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  12:58:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob what a great photo.

I'm sure you will do it proud whatever you choose to make.


Jerry

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Pennman
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BOB ~ That is a fantastic photo, and you do absolutely fine work, the best I've seen in many a day !!

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  5:08:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, great find and shot'. Also saved to my "to be Studied File as well. Indeed Greg is correct'... New facade is no where as charming as the original...Just something about that era that is just plain cozy'...


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