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jdcrawler
Joined: Apr 4, 2011
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posted on Feb 24, 2013 10:24 AM:
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This is going to be a three unit building with a cafe, a bank and a hardware store.
Starting with a base made out of 1/2 inch plywood.
A piece of 1/8 inch paneling is glued to the bottom of the plywood.






One corner of the 1/8 inch paneling is removable.
This will be the floor section for the cafe.






This is the store front for the cafe and is mounted on that section of 1/8 inch paneling.










The side walls for the bank are built up out of 1/8 inch paneling.






Here is the building unit with all the side walls in place.
I use wax paper to keep any glue from sticking to the top of the store front section.






The entrance to the upstairs apartments over the bank and the hardware store is at the back of the building.
This is the landing for the two entrance doors.






The railing is glued to the landing.






Then the stairs are glued on as well.






Here is how it looks when mounted in place.






The outside of the building is covered with paper that has a brick pattern printed on it.






The inside of each store has strips of wood glued to the side walls for supports for the roof sections.






The roof sections are made out of the 1/8 inch paneling with printed paper glued to them.






The roof section over the hardware store has an extension out over the landing.
"I" beams are glued to the underside of this extension for the support.
Another piece of 1/8 inch paneling is glued to the underside of each roof section to keep it from warping later on.
The back edge of this extra piece of paneling slips over the edge of the back wall to keep the roof section in place.






I printed out a photo of a hardware store interior and glued it to a piece of paneling.






This is how it will look when it is mounted on the inside of the building.






I also printed out a photo of a counter area and mounted inside the cafe.






The store front section for the cafe has tables and chairs glued to it.
I printed out table clothes and glued them to the tables.






This is how the cafe store front looks when mounted in place.






Here is the finished building.
This is designed as if the bank and the hardware buildings were built at the same time and then the cafe was added later on the end.
For this reason, the brick on the cafe is just a little different color then the rest of the building.























 

   

TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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posted on Feb 24, 2013 09:06 PM:
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Really nice job, I like the use of the photos, the Hardware one is perfect really gives it the depth. The cafe looks so real. What's your source for the windows and facia trim ? What is the footprint size?
Thanks for sharing .
 

   

jdcrawler
Joined: Apr 4, 2011
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posted on Feb 24, 2013 10:31 PM:
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The windows are from Grandtline. The top of the bank is trimmed with a piece that I got off ebay and the other buildings are trimmed with milled wood for doll houses.
The footprint is 7-1/2 x 17-1/2.



 

   

t8afao
Joined: Jul 23, 2010
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posted on Feb 25, 2013 10:49 PM:
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Very nice and cost effective. Thanks for shawing the step by step. Nick
 

   





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