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The Terrell Store
Vulcan
Joined: Sep 8, 2008
Topics: 23   Replies: 11
posted on Mar 3, 2011 05:02 PM:
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This scratch built store was built from a photo of an actual store in Gordonton, NC, taken in 1939.
Some liberties were taken to "update it" to the 1950's.





Left end.













The 50's style gas pump is a modified K-line gas pump.









Scratch built lubester.





Kerosene pump.









Air pump.





The post office, which was not part of the original store.





The mailbox, for after hours drop offs.






The upper part.














Almost forgot, it has a detailed interior, first floor only.









Got to have electricity to run things.





And the photo that inspired it.....










 
JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
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posted on Mar 4, 2011 08:04 AM:
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Spectacular store Vulcan!

Between the two left upper windows there is what looks like a recessed rectangle, showing the previous facade. Is that right?

Simply breathtaking detail...

John
 
Vulcan
Joined: Sep 8, 2008
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posted on Mar 4, 2011 12:38 PM:
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Thanks, John! That area is actually supposed to represent a couple of missing exterior boards. What you see in the rectangle is the back side of the interior wall when plaster was actually used, rather than drywall. The plaster is seeping through the wall boards. Lats, I think they are called.

Also, I edited my above post to show that there is an interior.
 
Jim M
Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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posted on Mar 19, 2011 11:15 AM:
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I'm so glad that these pictures are preserved. This is one of the most impressive builds that I have ever seen.
Fred, how did you make the plaster seep through the lath strips. I must say, you did a fantastic job of creating what that actually looks like when they used horse hair plaster for the interior walls.
 
Vulcan
Joined: Sep 8, 2008
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posted on Mar 19, 2011 02:14 PM:
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Jim, I just pushed some vinyl spackling through the boards from the back side.
 
Jim M
Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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posted on Mar 19, 2011 07:48 PM:
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Thanks Fred, I never would have thought of doing that. Good idea!
 
Vulcan
Joined: Sep 8, 2008
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posted on Mar 19, 2011 10:56 PM:
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Thanks, Jim. One of those things I remember working as an electrician's helper doing a lot of re-modeling jobs.
 
Hartman
Joined: Sep 20, 2008
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posted on Mar 20, 2011 08:03 PM:
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Great work as always. I enjoy looking at this store a LOT! So much to see. It amazes me how you incorporate so much real life into modeling (and my wife says I see too much when I look at 1 to 1. )
Dennis
 



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