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CCK's Thames St Shops
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:34:55 PM »
Another kit I started, and put up, a few years ago.

I'm not sure this one is going into my street scene diorama, but I'll start back in on it, and see where I get to. It will get done, just may get put on hold for a kit or 2 that I do know will be in the scene.

Yes, the wall color is basically the same as the Pressman structure, but not by intent :)

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 04:13:30 PM »
Jim, I'm eagerly watching. I hear very good things about this company's kits.
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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 04:16:50 PM »
Jim, I'm watching as well....Dennis

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Further progress, finally. Wandered off to plastic 'modelingville' for a bit.

Store fronts are basically done, with signs, shades, etc. Rear/side wall section glued down to base, which has it's starting coat of paint. Shop front glued down next, then the brick section at the left end.

We have a restaurant on the right, 2 doorways and 3 window section, then a palm reader, next a small variety store and finally a small mission house office.

Further appropriate signage will be added as needed after roof section is on.

May get a bit more done today.

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 04:16:29 PM »
Hey Jim:

Looks like a very nice kit. I'll be following along.

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 08:58:06 AM »
Looks interesting. I'll be following.
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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 02:07:53 PM »
Hit a bit of a snag. I'm sure it's 'operator error'.

A few wall sections are not quite the correct size. The small 2nd floor front wood wall is a bit too short, it will need strip of filler under the roof.

The 1st floor brick end wall was aprox. 1/16" too long, I had to sand it shorter.

The 2nd floor brick end wall is the more serious (relatively speaking), as it is about 1/4" too short. I'll have to give this gap some thought. One idea might be a chimney to fill it.

More soon.

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 09:35:15 AM »
Hey Jim:

Looks great so far.

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 01:31:16 PM »
Guys, I'm putting this kit up, for now.

Too many problems, most small, a couple a bit bigger, that I want to take time trying to work around, for now.

My Cameron St Apts. kit is in transit, and I've dug out my Horwood Bros. kit, which I had started back before I took off into other interests.

Those 2 kits are definite planned for my diorama, the Thames kit is a maybe, so it's not a priority.

Thanks for all the encouragement, I'll do a build threads of the 2 kits.

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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2019, 09:35:53 AM »
Jim, I recently had built this Thames Street Shop for our HO Scale Customs Facebook page and posted the pics as I went....I also ran into the issue with the shorter 2nd story brick end wall.  Same size gap of about a 1/4 inch.  I filled this with a wood panel and painted it the same tone as the rear clapboard wall and put a 1/16th inch corner trim piece on the corner to further minimize the fill gap piece and make it look a bit natural.  I also had a short wall on the lower rear brick wall where it meets the clapboard and I did the same sort of fill in.  I am trying to attach pics here to show my makeshift repair.
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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2019, 09:45:13 AM »
Jim, I have more photos of the build if you need reference.  I noticed there are not many photos online to compare with when I was building it and it would have been a big help.  The kit is awesome and I had a ton of fun building it.  The only issues were those you mentioned and a quick call to Jeff Grove who was as perplexed as I was, we figured it out.  Don't get discouraged because your build right now is fantastic!  Keep on modeling!
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Re: CCK's Thames St Shops
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2019, 01:46:46 PM »
Thanks, Dennis and Todd.

Todd, excellent build. I did find your Youtube video, the other day, haven't watched it all, yet.

As of the moment, I'm planning to put a framed billboard-like sign up at where the gap is, to cover it and have it connect the walls, and tall enough the gap won't show.

This kit is slated for a smaller, earlier period diorama. 1920's pre-depression era. Some of the store signage may get changed a bit. As such, it's back on the shelf, for now, as I want to concentrate on the larger, 50's diorama.

This time, it WILL get finished, however.

Jim