Although this building from Heljan is advertised as HO, only the ground floor is really HO, with all of the upper floors more appropriate for N Scale people. Strange, but not unsurprising given the somewhat liberal interpretation of 'scale' often found in model buildings.
And just to show that not everything this big is out of production, a building that they apparantly do still make, are these Skynet/Aoshima apartment buildings from Japan. I was amazed at just how big the boxes are that they come in and, in a case of possible overkill, I ordered 2 boxes of these, which could mean for some very high apartments in Quinntopia!
Another building that is apparantly an older kit now back in production (although seemingly impossible to find) is this Kibri 7120. I'm debating on whether or not its 'high' enough or if I should hold out for a second kit to give it some more height.
Some future kit bash/ modifications include taking this already built (again, another building picked up for cheap on ye olde eBay) modern German train station, and combining that with my Kato Overhead train station. While I like the Kato Overhead station, the 'entrance' (just a couple of covered stairways) was somewhat underwhelming (although I expect entirely prototypical of these types of stations in Japan) and the combination of this modern station with the Kato overhead might actually be quite cool.
A couple of more buildings that I am thinking of 'combining' are these two. I don't know the catalog numbers, but its almost possible with some trimming to make the large building the 'top half' of the shorter shops building. In this way, I bring to the people of Quinntopia even more retail space and living room at the same time!
For the time being, that's my list of building projects, which will be fun and keep me busy at the workbench for a while! Seriously, some day I will get back to running trains!!!!
I should also send out a huge thanks to "Scaper" whose been giving me a lot of great tips on where to find these buildings on eBay!
UPDATE - A late arrival from Germany....
This is an interesting kit, and a very retro-looking cafe with a definite unique look! I came across this on eBay without any knowledge of Herpa's history of making N scale structures. So here is a Herpa B605. From the package design, this looks like it was 1960's era. Quite cool, not sure if I even want to build it if these things are as rare as they seem to be!