Yes, this is how I have been spending my Summer.
By this Friday I should have the hand cut slate
on the roof, the tar paper on the porch roof,
the decorative railings around the porch and the
trim, chimneys and stairs in place. Or at least
that is my goal. It needs to be in the outside
G-Scale train layout for Saturday morning. I
still need to do the other twin for the east
wing. That will be a Fall-Winter project. The
build is setting on a six foot table...to give
you an idea of its size. Maybe Iíll even get
time to straighten up the studio.....it has been
out of hand for awhile...but work comes first.
Has been a real fun project, just working from
old photos of a building that no longer exists
and that I never saw in person. Got the cob webs
out of my stagnant mind. Glad I had this
challenge to force me back into my creative
mind. I thank John and Tina for having the faith
in my ability to recreate this beauty and bank
rolling the project. For those of you I havenít
kept in the loop during the progress of this
build....it is The Queen City Hotel and B & O
R.R. Station in Cumberland, Md. Well, just took
this break while some paint was drying...now
back to work.
( Yes, I now see the one section of brick that
needs to be blended into the surrounding brick.
Will take care of that.)
(The rod iron work is black and not white
because after its initial build the iron was
left to go black, just thought I should explain
why it didnít look like the picture)
Thanks for letting me share my project.