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  • #76
    More great modeling and all the models are unique to your layout - terrific!

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    • #77
      "That will be her 13th styrene scratchbuild since April." Somehow "WOW!!!!!" doesn't seem powerful enough, especially since I'm still working on one station I started twenty or twenty-five years or so ago. Made some good progress on it this summer, but it has again stagnated, and.... <sigh>

      Well done, Kanthima!! You're an inspiration to all of us!! Brava!!

      Pete
      in Michigan

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      • #78
        Thanks, Ray, Dave, Scott, Mike, Bill, Pete. I painted the undercoat on the roofs of 31-33 Washington St., 15-17 Strong St. and 7 Strong St. the other day. Then I started on 31-33 Washington's foundation. But I didn't get around to posting any pictures till tonight.
        31-33 Washington St. Newburyport

        An old photo shows this building with flat sides and front. It may have been built as two large half-houses but in my era I believe it was three apartments on each side. Now it's been condo-ized with additions behind. Nid did the foundation in styrene brick sheet because she wanted to model the steps.

        View east from High St.

        Here are 31-33 Washington, 15-17 Strong and 7 Strong. She's working on the house at the corner of Washington and Strong, hoping to have it assembled by Sunday for the Tour de Chooch.
        VIew from the rear end EB from Newburyport

        The difference in era between 1823-built 5 Strong St. and 1890-built 7 Strong is quite visible here. 15-17 Strong falls somewhere in between. The footprint for the Newburyport Depot is visible on the left.
        James

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        • #79
          Excellent progress here! Congratulations!

          Pete
          in Michigan

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          • #80
            Very impressive! Terrific collection of houses.

            Mike
            _________________________________________________

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

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            • #81
              Once they are all finished and in place it's going to be one heck of a great scene!

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              • #82
                Great view of the houses along the track.
                Dave
                Dave

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                • #83
                  James,
                  Nice perspective in the picture. Those houses are coming along beautifully! Kanthima and you are do really great work.

                  Scott

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                  • #84
                    Thanks, Pete, Mike, Ray, Dave and Scott. Some work got done during the darkest months of Winter, but now I've gotten some more airbrushing done and Kanthima has installed windows in several of her buildings. 38 Washington (the buff 1850s store/apartment building) is finished except for the store's door. She thinks she made it last year, but neither of us can find it now. Another won't take long.

                    Winter &amp; Washington from across the aisle‚Äč

                    From the right, 24 Winter (Flying Yankee bar/grill, owner lives upstairs), 38 Washington St. (Canepa Bros. Fruit one of whom also lives upstairs), 28 Winter (residence) and a bit of 32 Winter (residence).

                    1934, during construction of US 1 Bypass

                    This photo was taken during the construction of a grade separated 4-lane bypass to re-route US 1 away from Newburyport's downtown. I believe at least some of the funding came from the Reconstruction Finance Corp. It was opened in 1935. This is what Kanthima worked from for 38 Washington before modern renovations, and the basis of my narrative about 28 Winter's history.

                    [post where I see images but other users and browsers that aren't logged in can't. Image link URLs are different format than Nov. 24 post]
                    Last edited by jbvb; 02-16-2022, 08:44 PM.
                    James

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                    • #85
                      James,

                      I have text, but no images.... Blue boxes with question marks inside....

                      Pete
                      in Michigan

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                      • jbvb
                        jbvb commented
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                        That's odd. I glitched during the post and got it back by clicking Recover.It displays right on that computer. I'm commenting from another PC which has never seen the pictures but shows them just like the first. My phone, which isn't logged in, shows two blank boxes with the "ALT" text in them (typed into the left tab of the post an image pane). Weirder: I cleared my cookies on the computer I posted from, logging me out. I couldn't see the pictures above. Logged back in, I can see them. I guess I should see if I can find some kind of privacy setting.
                        Last edited by jbvb; 02-16-2022, 08:34 PM. Reason: Experimenting with this odd behaviour.

                    • #86
                      Thanks, Pete, Mike, Ray, Dave and Scott. Some work got done during the darkest months of Winter, but now I've gotten some more airbrushing done and Kanthima has installed windows in several of her buildings. 38 Washington (the buff 1850s store/apartment building) is finished except for the store's door. She thinks she made it last year, but neither of us can find it now. Another won't take long.
                      1934 prototype image during bypass construction

                      This photo was taken during the construction of a grade separated 4-lane bypass to re-route US 1 away from Newburyport's downtown. I believe at least some of the funding came from the Reconstruction Finance Corp. It was opened in 1935. This is what Kanthima worked from for 38 Washington before modern renovations, and the basis of my narrative about 28 Winter's history.

                      Model of Winter & Washington Streets.

                      From the right, 24 Winter (Flying Yankee bar/grill, owner lives upstairs), 38 Washington St. (Canepa Bros. Fruit, one brother lives upstairs), 28 Winter (residence) and a bit of 32 Winter (residence).
                      James

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                      • #87
                        Wow!! Nicely done!!!

                        Pete
                        in Michigan

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                        • #88
                          James and Kanthima,

                          Very nice builds! The colors are excellent as are the architectural details.

                          Scott

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                          • #89
                            Nice looking buildings. I like the way they're sitting on a slope.

                            George
                            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            • #90
                              Nice work both of you. You make a fine construction crew.
                              That old photo is really interesting
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

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                              • jbvb
                                jbvb commented
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                                Bypass construction demolished 4 or 5 whole blocks of a dense, old part of Newburyport. Library of Congress has pictures and plans documenting some of the more noteworthy old structures. I think these construction photos came from Digital Commonwealth, Massachusetts' on-line ?photo? archive. There are a good many more.
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