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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:44 am 
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I don't know how Maria keeps finding these incredible vintage finds and graphics. But she is a master at it. And Howard's set of 1950s houses with the printie graphics is masterful as well. I think the collection shows them off beautifully.

Thank you for these.

Lucy


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 am 
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update...9-4-2020...

hope it's purple enough!... :lol: ...i'll let the picture tell the rest of the story...

stay tuned...there are more brick printies coming in the series...at least two more...hope to post another late next week...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:25 pm 
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Update...9-11-2020...

Greetings to all...here is the next ten cent city house...i know it's very similar to the purple one...but happen to like the design...so i flipped the pattern, put the chimney on the end and adjusted the front window opening location...

Thanks again to Paul for creating the gray block graphics...go here for the free download...

https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/tinplate_textures/walls/stone_wall_0_scale.pdf

NOTE...i printed the file at 85% of the original...i felt the smaller block size fit the smaller house...

Stay tuned for a picture of the completed house in a week or so...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:34 pm 
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Update...9-20-2020...

Finished the gray block printed at last...still at least one more in the series...stay tuned...

Note...I'm enjoying our first real "nor'easter" this season...and was able to work in the shop today with out the ac and the doors wide open!...thanks to all of you who sent it our way...

howard...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:56 am 
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I really like this version....and am imaging it with a lot of silver sparkle.


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update...10-19-2020...

greetings to all...

well, i'm getting near the end of this series of brick printies...this design isn't new...we all recognize the classic clock house...but you probably won't be expecting the non-traditional color i've chosen...but you'll see that later when i post the picture of the finished house...

but for now...here's the house in raw cardboard and the free downloadable PDF of the pattern...stay tuned...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:16 pm 
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Well Howard I just had a "d'oh" moment!! How smart you are to make a template of the building, paste the windows and clock onto the template, and then, I'm assuming, glue that template inside the structure so that the windows and clock are perfectly positioned to line up with the outer structure. Seems so much easier than trying to align them individually and glue them to the building interior, which is what I always do, and which is what frequently comes unglued down the road.

Thank you for this!! (And everything else!)

Barb


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:37 pm 
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hello, barb...and all...

yep...you're 100% right...the windows have already glued down and tested
so they fit the openings...it's a "one step" process to glue just one piece in place after the glitter is dry...sure saves a lot of fussing with fiddly windows and doors...

my very best regards...

howard...

NOTE...regarding the printed brown brick graphics i'll use to cover the house...go here...

https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/tinplate_textures/halloween_textures/brick_wall_brown_standard.pdf

this is another free brick graphic that Paul created for our use...i hope the above link opens...i've been having issues with copying and pasting lately...fingers crossed...


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update...10-23-2020...

greetings to all...

the brown brick clock house "printie" is finished...i'll let the picture tell the story for now...but stay tuned for more brick printies...

howard...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:07 am 
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Update...10-29-2020...

Greetings to all...

Here is the "family portrait" of all the "Ten Cent City" houses in the series except the brown brick printie clock house...

The brown brick printie clock house is somewhere between the United States and Germany right now...but that's a long story for another time...

Apologies for the slightly soft focus of the image...I keep threatening myself to trash both my approximately 10 year old digital cameras and get a new one...they seem to get confused from time to time...sorta like me... ;)

my very best regards...

Howard...


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