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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:18 AM

As a refresher ..  this is a photo of our house when I was a kid.

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And the model of that house.

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There were three other buildings on the farm.
Here are the barn and the chicken coop.
We had goats and chickens so both of these buildings were small.

When I was a kid, the farm was well kept and the buildings were well maintained.
I can remember complaining about having to go out and re-stain the logs and re-paint the window frames on the house and buildings.

The farm was sold in 1964 and as you can see, 50 years of time and weather have taken a toll on the buildings.

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My models are built as I remember the buildings with nice dark wood and yellow window frames.

Here is the barn.

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And the chicken coop.

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The third building was used to store feed, seeds and garden tools.
It was first built as just a lean-to shed that was covered with red asphalt roof sheeting.
Later an addition was added to the front and was built out of logs.

We always called it " the little red shed "  but you can see that there is almost no color left on the building now.

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Here is the model.

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The three buildings together so you can see the difference in size.

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Edited by jdcrawler, March 16, 2014 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:24 AM

   I used to build small models like that when I was a kid, they take allot of time and effort.   those look great, do you use them for something??  IE train setup or the like?


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:39 AM

You do very fine work there jdcrawler.  Did you get all the correct permits to build those buildings?   


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:50 AM

Looks like you have done very well with these additions.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 10:03 AM

More great work Ray, and nice that they are from your past, it adds another dimension to them.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 10:07 AM

   I used to build small models like that when I was a kid, they take allot of time and effort.   those look great, do you use them for something??  IE train setup or the like?

These will go on the train layout that I'm going to build after we get moved.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 11:39 AM

   My uncle used to do trains when I was little, we lived in an apartment building he owned and the trains were in the apartment next door.  I love to see them and am fascinated by the towns and building that are made for them.

   Yours look very nice.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 12:43 PM

NIce work Ray. 


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 02:22 PM

super, Ray. Aren't you sad, when winter is over :smilewink:


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Ray, You've done a great job on what must be a very special project for you. Thanks for sharing this with us. 


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:21 PM

That is neat. Recreating the buildings like that is awesome. 


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

 

Building the house and the other buildings really brought back some fond memories.

I only have these few  photos of the place so a lot of the modeling was done from what I remember they looked like when I lived there as a kid.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 06:27 PM

I am totally amazed how you can build these! They look dentical to the buildings pictured! :worshippy1:


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