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How's about these here apples... Houses!
« on: September 20, 2007, 03:40:46 PM »
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http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/353-6312

These actually look useful!  And at $11 MSRP, not a deal buster.  I don't think they'd take front and center, but if you want to do a crowded residential scene, these would be great for "cereal filler"

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Re: How's about these here apples... Houses!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 03:51:45 PM »
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those boarded up windows need more detail. ;D

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 03:55:10 PM »
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I think these albeit smaller ones are a better deal (3 for $19).

http://www.nscalesupply.com/GLP/GLP-8023.html

IIRC you pointed these out Lee!  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 04:05:42 PM »
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I used those Grandt Line houses to do my Company Town at Chaffee. 


They're nice little kits.  I was thinking those Levittown houses would be good for filling in the blanks between Kate's Cottage and Barb's Bungalow.  Housing prices on your layout shouldn't mirror prices in the real world!

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Re: How's about these here apples... Houses!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 04:22:02 PM »
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Damn, those houses are dead on reproductions of the houses in Levittown on Long Island! Sold for $8,990. in the late 1940's. They were on a poured slab, unlike most other houses at the time on Long Island, which had basements.

Great if you're modeling Long Island about 5 miles from the nearest LIRR line, or the PRR near Bristol, PA.  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 05:29:35 PM »
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Damn, those houses are dead on reproductions of the houses in Levittown...

Yeah, but solid cast. Ewwww. More akin to Love Canal.

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 08:51:04 PM »
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I hope those are computer images made by somebody with palsy . The shaky edge painting is me like , and therefore no sale .

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Re: How's about these here apples... Houses!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 08:54:54 PM »
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I don't know.  I think my 6 year old could do a better paint job than this one:
http://www.walthers.com/prodimage/79929079/63816299285677.gif

The Grandt Line houses are nice.  I have a set of those.

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 08:59:04 PM »
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If your doing modern day modeling you throw on some dirt, loosen some boards and call it a crackhouse.

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 10:06:37 PM »
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Damn, those houses are dead on reproductions of the houses in Levittown on Long Island! Sold for $8,990.

Man, that's expensive for 1940s.

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 10:15:59 PM »
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Damn, those houses are dead on reproductions of the houses in Levittown on Long Island! Sold for $8,990.

Man, that's expensive for 1940s.
Not on Long Island it wasn't. My parents paid $11,990. in 1950 for a two bedroom, one-bath house in North Merrick. When they sold it in 1973 and moved to Arizona, the annual property taxes exceeded the original cost of the house.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 12:56:30 AM »
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  Well. The opening from the Show Time Series "Weeds" comes to mind where they revived the song "Little Boxes" and you have a slightly up beat version of "Little boxes, little boxes,little boxes made of ticky tackey and they all look just the same '"........ Part of the plot for this show is selling and building a planned community.                                                                                                     Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: How's about these here apples... Houses!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 09:03:01 AM »
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From a heavenly altitude , we all just live in little boxes , and we are little more than mold growing on a rotten peach .
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 09:23:12 AM »
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Damn, those houses are dead on reproductions of the houses in Levittown on Long Island! Sold for $8,990.

Man, that's expensive for 1940s.
Not on Long Island it wasn't. My parents paid $11,990. in 1950 for a two bedroom, one-bath house in North Merrick. When they sold it in 1973 and moved to Arizona, the annual property taxes exceeded the original cost of the house.

Prop taxes > $12k in 1973, WOW! :o

mines not that high now.

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Re: How's about these here apples... Houses!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 09:53:47 AM »
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From a heavenly altitude , we all just live in little boxes , and we are little more that mold growing on a rotten peach .

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