Fwd: Craftsman production of model houses in Z
>From: "Schr�der, Ernst-Albert" <Dr.Schroeder@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: own production of model houses
>Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 12:51:05 +0200
>Model houses (Toscanian/Provencalian style) gauge Z (6,5 mm)
>My wife and I don't like plastic houses of the well-known companies no
>During a vacation in southern France (Cote d'Azur) we found model houses
>produced maschine-made by plaster looking nice but missing the distinctive
>style. In our last vacation in the Toscana we saw similar houses buyable
>a lot of money. Myself making model building just since decades I got a
>fascinating idea. We took a broschure from there for inspiration and now we
>build a whole town made of more than 40 houses. Each one has its own
>character und special extra. Together they make a magnificent picture
>although one can stand each house for itself and it looks fantastic.
>All houses are made of pine-tree. They are sawn with my own hands, shaped,
>cut, polished and roughcasted with surfacer. Finally they are polished
>again. Following they are painted by my wife withwater-colour and fixed
>clear varnish. The backside of the houses is not roughcasted for getting
>visible the structure of wood but grounded with the colour of the front.
>Chimneys and steps are sawn of smallest slats. Awnings are mostly sticked
>on. Itself caves and passages are constructed.
>All houses have a depth of 2 cm. The breadth varies between 2 cm and 6 cm;
>the height varies between 3,5 cm and 6,5 cm, only the towers of the church
>are about 10 cm high.
>The price of each house shall be between EUR 15 - 20. When ordering a whole
>town a discount is naturally.
>If you want to get further informations or pictures just send me a short
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