Custom Storefront

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by spitfire, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Thanks, those were pretty much my ideas.

    The problem I've run into is that nothing I've come up with to date looks right to represent the framing round the window, I've tried L shaped profiles fixed inside but it still doesn't look right.
  2. Got to thinking this morning. Old Posts. ithink I found what I want here

    As often is the case, the old ways are the best ways and there's nothing new under the sun. Found plenty of ideas for future projects. The detail that Matthy and others produced in card and paper is fantastic
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I had the same feeling.
    Anyway Val did you finish the building?
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    How odd, I've done that about a dozen times now too Glen.. makes you wonder.

    Yeah, I'd love to see the finshed project Val!
  5. W-o-w

    Spitfire, I am very impressed with not only your craftsmanship, but your eye for detail. You surely have a vision for seeing things the way they truly are in this decade, and you're following up with your vision, I have no doubt that your layout will be a knockout, and probably already is. Keep up the good work, and PLEASE, keep us all posted with pictures as you progress, I would love to see a picture of your layout, any chance you could post one?

    :wave: "KEEP ON TOOTIN"
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  7. Great Work Spitfire

    Hello Spitfire, I appreciate your keen eye for detail, and your ability to carry out your ideal work to perfection, you truly are a perfectionist However I for one have always appreciated the original designs of the storefronts of the 1880's, and in Kalamazoo, Mich. where I live, nearly all of the owners of the downtown buildings have torn down the retro storefronts, and replaced them with the original type that were on them when built, and it is truly a joy to go shopping in town now, instead of going to the malls. May be it is because of our age, and that it is nostalgic to us, as I grew up in Flint, Mich. in the 1940's through the 1950's, and remember most of the old downtown as it was when built in the late 1800's period, however there were some buildings that had changed their fronts to the Nuvo style by then. My wife and I love to go to town and do our Christmas shopping, or spend a Saturday afternoon shopping and eating at the old original Cony Island hot dog restaurant as they haven't changed since built in 1892, and are still owned and run by the original family passed down.

    Please understand, I'm not putting down your appreciation for the retro style, and you are so right, that most of the buildings seen all over the Mid West are now done that way, and to stay as realistic as possible, when modeling from the 1960's to now, your railroad will be more authentic when you have made your modifications. Enjoy

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