Been fooling around with the Atlas tower today. I've been building the Jordan fire pumpers, and I like the idea of a 1920s era firehouse. I am not sure about this particular configuration -- don't care for the big blank wall on the right, and will eventually need to expand the width of the main building to accomodate the fire engines. Anyway, this is the mock up that I'm working with for now. Some big decisions to be made in the near future: 1) Brick techniques. I want the main building and tower base to be brick, but I'm not sure how I want to proceed. I have two sheets of the Plastruct HO scale brick, which will need to be laminated to a sub-wall. I like the texture of this sheet, but it doesn't quite fit with the Atlas brick. I may try my hand at casting a plaster building and carving...but that's sooo much work. I also may try a mock up with just the first floor of the main building in brick, and the second floor in clapboard to match the top of the tower (I'm thinking white clapboard on pale orangeish brick right now). No mater what, I think the tower base needs to be brick. 2) Interiors? I very rarely do interiors, but that big main building just cries out for a ground floor interior with truck bays, cross beams, tools, etc. and a second floor with housing for the firemen. Ok, so that's where I stand on this so far. Lots of time, right?