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  • Fred,
    I think the second building has more character. Nice choice.

    Scott

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    • I like your choice of buildings. Will you model the windows exposed or shuttered as in the photo?
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • Thanks, Philip and Scott!!

        Mike, I plan on doing the windows exposed, even though I have no idea what they look like. I'm sure they weren't shuttered in the era I'm modeling.

        What little history I've found told me the factory was founded in the 1890s as the Mebane Mattress Factory. It wasn't until the 1970s that the name changed to Kingsdown, after their most popular mattress. Which makes his picture a bit confusing.

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          Fred,
          Looks to be a case of Photoshop!

          Scott

      • Fred,
        Was just curious, and found a picture and an ad.

        Scott
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        • Just love your main St. Beautiful work. Any addition will just make it that much better!
          Jerry



          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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          • Thanks, Scott!! I don't know how you managed to find that but that's it!! And that picture tells a lot.

            Thanks, Jerry!!

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            • Fred,
              I like using Google Books search.
              This is the book the picture came from. Arcadia publishing puts this out and they have one for towns all around the country.
              There is a chapter on businesses and the railroad as well.
              I've picked up these books before in the local hardware store.

              Scott
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              • I have seen that book, Scott, even browsed through it. A few years ago. But then I had no idea I would be modeling Kingsdown. The book seemed a bit pricey.

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                • Anyhow, I'm sticking with my game plan, for the most part. I usually build all the walls separately, laying flat, then assemble them. However with the cornice the way it is I couldn't see how I could do that convincingly.

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                  Now off to the brickwork. This is what I'm looking at.

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                  I'm only doing the left wall and front for now. The first floor on the right has an "extension" that will cover it. No less bricks required, just on a different wall. It never ends.

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                  • Fred,
                    Nice start! Row by row.

                    Scott

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                    • with the cornice the way it is I couldn't see how I could do that convincingly.

                      Fred,
                      You just convinced me, I'd have to do the same thing on a project I've been considering ,

                      Just no way to meet up the corners accurately, without the 4 walls being together. I'll be watching the struggle.
                      Carl

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                      • Thanks, Scott!!

                        Carl, I was wondering when you'd start a new project. Happy to be your Guinea pig (or not).

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                        • Appreciate that Fred!

                          But don't hold your breath..... I probably won't be posting any projects until September(ish) for all the usual reasons/excuses .....
                          Carl

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                          • Fred,

                            Cutting out the arches for the window openings looks tricky; well done.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • Fred,

                              Looks like a great start but again, you adding the brick by brick detail is outstanding and mind boggling.

                              Bob.
                              http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

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