304 Church St

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by eightyeightfan1, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    When City Classics came out with their Railroad St company houses, I'd thought it would be cool to do my 'hood. There are four company houses on my street that were built at the turn of the century(The last one). Here's a picture of the first one(Which happens to be mine).In the last hundred years its been highly modified inside and out. The enclosed porch being the most prominent feature.

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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    To get the windows right, I had to cut off a quarter inch from the bottom and put it on what was suppose to be the tops of the side walls. Then filed down the window sills.
    Here's an inside shot showing the cuts I had to make.

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  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Since the City Classics house was a scale five feet narrower than mine, I had to eliminate one of the front porch doors(Which will eventually happen on the prototype) and added a window on the side.

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  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Its not "Board by Board", but I think I captured the essence of the prototype. Some paint and the roofs and it will be ready to sceneic.
    By the way, the prototype has that blue-gray plastic siding. Any suggestions for paint?

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  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Fantastic idea! Now, if you can find the right little plastic people for it! Looks a lot like my 90 year old house, except mine is one floor and very small.
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Great work 88! That porch roof looks like it's going to be a bit tricky with that corner angle but I'm sure you'll manage it.

    Now, don't you listen to Jon! What you need is plastic people that look like you and the rest of your clan to put in that house.

    And just think, when your lovely wife next asks when you're going to paint the porch, or fix the fence....you can say "honey - I just did!" Yep, the possibilities are endless!

    :D Val
  7. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi 88, excellent modelling.
    I could do the house we rent and depict the surprised and confused yank's retreating through our yard.

  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    What a great idea! Looks like its coming along real well! Now I want to model my house on the layout some where. Maybe put a model railroad in the basement. :) Nice work 88!
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thanks everyone.
    Val, I already have the roof cut and fitted, and you're right it was a bitc........tough to do!
  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Super Job, Dude!
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Its Finished!

    Well....just finished my house tonight. Now I can start on the rest of the street.
    Here's a picture of the finished model.

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  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member


    Totally Terrific, I luv the job you did on this building, can't wait to see the entire street scene. Thanks :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    All three thumbs up 88!!!:D :D :D

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