first post on this building last August, so we'll skip ahead now to where I am creating the new building structure with styrene strips. I've always really liked the looks of this building, but the shortness of the floors compared to my other buildings really bothered me, and was a reason I never intended to use any of the original structures on my layout. The styrene would replace the 'blue' building sections and those sections would be about twice the height of the original building. I used my handy 'chopper' tool from Northwest Short Line to get precise cuts of each piece of styrene. Wow, does this tool ever come in handy for these kind of projects!
I had some difficulty trying to determine what the best colors would be for this building. Even if I wanted to maintain the white window frames, the old plastic had yellowed quite a bit, and plastic always looks better with a coat of paint! Below was both my 'jig' to hold two sections of windows together to create a the double-length windows. This was probably the hardest part...trying to glue the tips of the frames to another section proved somewhat frustrating, and did not always turn out well.
older building project.
Luetke Modelbahn. Difficult to make out in the small photo below, but if you click on it you will get a larger version.