Finished a couple of houses

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    I finished up these two houses today, by completing the lighting for the garage on the left, and adding a new garage to the house on the right. The first garage is the Hudson Garage by Branchline and the second is by Kanamodel. Both are laser cut wood.

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    The Branchline garage above has interior framing, but unfortunately the rafters are not a good fit and keep the roof from sitting properly. I had to remove them. I tried to get a shot of the interior details, some tools, a tire against the back wall, and an old chest of drawers and boxes. They didn't show up too well though.

    I added a basketball backboard for the kids who live in this house. The hoop is just a piece of brass wire painted red. The shingles are handmade from wet/dry sandpaper.

    To the right in the first photo and tucked in behind the house is the Kanamodel garage. I used cedar shake shingles from Paper Creek on that one, and also on one of the houses.

    Here's how they'll look on the layout. The embankment I just finished is directly behind.

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    Hope you enjoy the little neighbourhood.

    Val
  2. Nomad

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    Those are really nice. The one on the left is my favorite. And, I see an old bike in the garage. Great job:thumb:

    Loren
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Wow Loren - you have very sharp eyes!! And thanks. :)

    Val
  4. scubadude

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    Spitfire, those houses are BAD TO THE BONE! :thumb: I especially like the garage and the basketball hoop, reminds me of the garage we had when I was a kid :thumb:
  5. doctorwayne

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    Neat houses, and, except for the cat, looks like a good neighbourhood, with railfanning from the back bedrooms. :thumb: Nice workmanship, too.

    Wayne
  6. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    excellent work val---when can i move in
  7. galt904

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    Awesome work...as usual. :)
  8. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Amazing work! Those definately look like Toronto homes. Especially the one on the left. You see that style of house everywhere around here.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thank you all so much. :)

    Richard, you in turn reminded me of that great George Thoroughgood song. B-b-b-bad!

    Wayne, sorry about the adorable little kitty cat. How about I call the pound to come and round her up? ;)

    Nutbar, now that property values are down because of certain undesirable animals, you can probably afford to move in anytime..... ;) I should warn you though, these houses have very low ceilings - like around 5 inches!! LOL!

    Chad, thanks for the kind words. :)

    Tetters, I'm so glad you think so - that's what I was going for. In fact my first house was one very similar (although not a semi). In this case, I'm kind of going for the Dupont St. area since the railroad is so close.

    Val
  10. shelbys_dad

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    Great job! My wife asked "whats the rent?" when I was viewing them. lol
  11. Gary S.

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    Wow! Those really do look nice. Very realistic. I am impressed!
  12. brakie

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    Sweet! I like the basketball hoop and the garage interior.
  13. jesso

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    You did a really great job with those. I really like that you did the interior of the garage, looks good. Don't you hate how kids always hang on those basketball rims and bend them. I bet the homeowners love taking pictures of trains from their upstairs windows, except late at night.
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    spitfire Active Member

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    The rent is very small!! LOL!

    Gary, Brakie - thanks - glad you like it!

    Jesso, yeah, that's it - the KIDS bent that hoop!! sign1

    Val
  15. Uintah Dave

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    Well Done!!!!!
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    Who are the house kits themselves by? I'm guessing that the duplex has been somewhat kitbashed to give individuality to each half?
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Dave, thanks!

    Chad, the "duplexes" were scratchbuilt, using styrene sheet (plain and textured), styrene tube for the columns, Grandt Line windows and doors, Paper Creek cedar shakes, wet/dry sandpaper for the other shingles, Tichy railings, and various detail parts.

    We call those "semi-detatched" around here, although that is clearly real-estate agent speak. Attached would be a lot more accurate!!!

    I think a house like that would make a great kit, and you could give a couple of options for making each side unique. The house on the right is the Atlas kit "Kim's Classic American Home".

    Val
  18. ModelSteamTrains

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    I cannot see it! Maybe I need to have my eyes checked...
  19. ModelSteamTrains

    ModelSteamTrains New Member

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    I know! I loved that ol' basketball hoop...
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Don't worry - I can't see it either, I just know it's there! sign1

    Val