Great pictures Roger, thanks for posting them. I wish I had the energy to build a train around our place. I have everything I need BUT energy I'm afraid. Dreams...
I'm going to post a link to my new blog. I'm experimenting with this, I don't know if I'll keep it up or not, but it does tell the story of what I want to build for model train stuff. See the link on the page called "Plans and Ideas".
Big news in Tobar! (the town that will hold the model buildings, for the story see the link to my blog above)
The Gunsmith and owner operator of the Gun Shop and Tobacco Emporium arrived in town today! He is just in time to supervise the rest of the construction of the building and furnishing of the store and stocking it.
So, the removable building front is gone in this pic...
Here's how it works: The grooves in the front of the side walls hold the edges of the front wall. The porch roof and posts will be part of the front wall. I think the porch posts will have locating pins that will go into holes in the porch floor.
Kind of like an overhead door in a garage I guess.
There's only one gun on the rack now, but it is a start. We are waiting on delivery of the new stock and the used items that the gunsmith is bringing. Shipment by rail... never on time.
The gunsmith (Melvin Miller) will travel to Sacramento to purchase the inventory for the tobacco side of the business.
So, the building has been stained (after the photos were taken) and when that's dry, I'll start on the rest of the main roof and the porch roof. Gotta have the sign painted too! And of course we need the store fixtures. Lots to do!
Oh, there are no windows in the side or rear walls. Buildings in town are close together so side windows wouldn't make sense and a rear window would just be a security risk. Ventilation will be through the front window and door and a large gable end vent in the rear of the roof. Must remember the wood stove too.