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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 04:46:41 AM »
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Oh, I wanted the house, but didn't want to pay $55-74 for it. So I was hoping for a kit. But as it turns out I can't use this house on my layout (not in the town it was supposed to be in, anyway). On the subject, I wish N scale had kits for big mansions, just like we need big big industries.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 09:47:22 AM »
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Oh, I wanted the house, but didn't want to pay $55-74 for it. So I was hoping for a kit. But as it turns out I can't use this house on my layout (not in the town it was supposed to be in, anyway). On the subject, I wish N scale had kits for big mansions, just like we need big big industries.

Model Power sold IIRC couple of mansions. One was with a pool and the other one was brick Victorian.  Those were just repackaged kits from one of the German manufacturers.  Both have a footprint larger than the smallish Victorian building discussed here.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2017, 10:12:55 AM »
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So, if I'm reading this right, the WS house is simultaneously too big and too small? :facepalm:

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2017, 12:54:00 PM »
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So, if I'm reading this right, the WS house is simultaneously too big and too small? :facepalm:

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Don't forget too expensive.  ;)
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
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I ordered and received said house today...

It's a good looking structure.

Size wise I think it will fit in an area of the layout where I have a couple older style two-story houses.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2017, 05:22:49 AM »
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Don't forget too expensive.  ;)

Well, too big for where I wanted the Victorian house. But I have a much larger space I want a 19th century mansion and the WS house is too small for that area. Nothing wrong with the house size, just no lots in my town where it would work.
There are plenty of nice wooden kits that would work in either, tho.
If somebody has a picture of the house scenicked into a neighborhood I'd like to see it.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2017, 11:38:24 AM »
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See if you can locate the Bachmann Sears home.  I finally stumbled on one at a show and with some effort, it can be made into a nice high end mansion type home.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
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See if you can locate the Bachmann Sears home.  I finally stumbled on one at a show and with some effort, it can be made into a nice high end mansion type home.

Weren't those sold as 1:1 house  kits for not too much money (read affordable housing)?  I see few of those still standing in this part of the country.  I dodn't think those would be larger enough to be mansions. What exactly did you to do it to make it look like a mansion (not just an average single-family home that they were)? 
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2017, 02:47:21 PM »
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This is the home that the Bachmann model represents and was quite a large home for the day.

http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/images/1908-1914/1908_0102.jpg
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2017, 03:28:55 PM »
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This is the home that the Bachmann model represents and was quite a large home for the day.

http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/images/1908-1914/1908_0102.jpg

I see what you mean - a 4-bedroom house is large enough to be a mansion.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2017, 06:27:13 PM »
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Sort of tying this thread into my other one about N scale banks I did settle on the TomyTec version, a "kit". Which in this case consisted of four walls painted, with glass "windows" installed, and a few small pre-painted details on a wall or two. "Assembling" consisted of clipping the four walls together and inserting them into the base.
Now why couldn't Woodland Scenics do that with their buildings? The sections painted and finished, with painted detail parts attached, and the buyer has to screw and clip together them into a finished product? Maybe not as cheap as a kit you need to completely paint and assemble, but certainly cheaper than a "built and ready". The thing is the concept is already being done and obviously makes money.
I will have to repaint the bank as it's some hideous Godzilla green (should look like granite) so that means disassembling the walls, but still ... for $18 including shipping it's a deal.  Even $35 for a WS kit made like this would be worth it.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2017, 02:49:09 PM »
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Here's the Woodland Scenic's Victorian pre-built next to an IMEX on the right... And I'm not sure who's two-story on the left. 
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2017, 03:23:10 PM »
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Left is an Atlas house.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2017, 03:52:47 PM »
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Here's the Woodland Scenic's Victorian pre-built next to an IMEX on the right... And I'm not sure who's two-story on the left. 
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The scale looks okay to me, especially given the 10+ foot ceilings typical of Victorian homes.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2017, 04:20:12 PM »
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The WS house screams New England, Pennsylvania, or northern California coast to me. The Atlas house says Pacific NW. The Imex house says Minnesota or North Dakota or the suburbs of Maryland.
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