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  • CNE1899
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    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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  • Guff
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    Great view of the houses along the track.
    Dave

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

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Very impressive! Terrific collection of houses.

    Mike

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  • Orionvp17
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    Excellent progress here! Congratulations!

    Pete
    in Michigan

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  • jbvb
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    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.

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  • Orionvp17
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    "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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  • Bill_Gill
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    More great modeling and all the models are unique to your layout - terrific!

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Wow, she's productive. Beautiful work.

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  • CNE1899
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    James,

    I agree with Ray and Dave! Those are clean and nicely detailed.

    Scott

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  • Guff
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    I agree with Ray...Beautiful buildings!!
    Dave

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  • Ray Dunakin
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    Beautiful buildings!

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  • jbvb
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    Thanks, Mike, Pete and Scott. It's been more than a month. My wife was working on things to sell at her first craft fair, but recently shifted back to Newburyport structures. These are 7 and 15 Strong St., both of which still stand (unlike 5 Strong, which appears at the right of both pictures).

    Strong St. houses from depot area
    View from Washington St. grade crossing

    #15 (left) was built around 1850 and is 2-family. #7 is more VIctorian and is single family. Both have had more recent additions trimmed off to fit the space I left when laying out Newburyport 13 years ago. As I type, she's got them masked so I can paint the roofs - glimpses of white styrene between the shingles are off-putting. She's also mostly finished 31-35 Washington St., a boxy structure which might have been built as apartments in the early 1800s. But that didn't make it to this afternoon's photo session.

    We're out of Evergreen clapboard (I bought a 12x24 sheet of .040 spacing last order). When I fix that she plans to start on the house at the corner of Washington and Strong. That will be her 13th styrene scratchbuild since April

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  • CNE1899
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    James,
    Beautiful houses! Love the New England architecture. Kanthima is a very talented modeler. Can't wait to see more!

    Scott

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  • Orionvp17
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    Had a chance to see these structures up-close-and-personal this morning. "Wow!!" comes to mind immediately. They're still works in progress, but the construction is elegant. Highly recommend! Brava!!

    Pete
    in Michigan

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