Friday, February 25, 2011

Georgian Townhouse 1: 144 Scale

Please click twice on photos for a close up.

I just loved this 1: 144 scale Georgian house from the first minute I saw it. I spend a whole lot of time trying to find it. Linda saw comment I made on a blog when I was searching for it. She also had fallen for it and wanted to make it. It was great fun to work with her on a project sharing thoughts, photos and sources, while we were literally on different sides of the world. I am sure you will be seeing her finished house shortly on her blog.

I had some alterations in mind for my house. I wanted to add hinges to the side. Also... I wanted to cut a new bottom floor to make it deeper than the floor that came with the kit. Splitting it so the front of the house would have an area for some additions. This would allow me to add a second fence and some room for two topiaries I wanted to make to sit next to the front door.
First let me say that the 1.5mm plywood used to make this kit sold me!!! It is very strong and is resistant to warping. I had to find more of it for the new floor I was going to cut.

The second iron N scale fence arrived after waiting for it for three weeks. They sent me the wrong one! So that is the last bit that I will add when it arrives in

The kit came with a very nice photo front door. I challenged myself to make different one. A six panel Georgian front door. Then I needed to improvise the brass hardware for it. The door it is 1/4 inch wide.