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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2017, 04:22:10 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.

Dunno... Got all 3 styles here in western NY state.

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
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The IMEX house almost screams Z Scale.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2017, 05:28:06 PM »
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The IMEX house almost screams Z Scale.

No, it is the other 2 houses which are way out of scale (close to TT size).  :trollface:

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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
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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.

Miller Engineering sold a number of etched-brass Victorian houses that were pretty good sized. You may want to look for some of them.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2017, 06:36:08 PM »
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Miller Engineering sold a number of etched-brass Victorian houses that were pretty good sized. You may want to look for some of them.

Those were nice (but also very pricey). Unfortunately they are out of production and when I spoke to the proprietor at the Springfield show he has no plans to re-running them. He is only planning on selling the Diner kit.  But I guess if one looks on eBay, these might show up from time to time.
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Re: Sizing the WS "Home Sweet Home" Victorian house #BR4939
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2017, 10:32:58 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.

Umm, I don't think it's as much the locale per se as the time period this type of construction/architecture was in vogue. I'd put the WS house into the 1870's/'80's, whereas the other houses are newer, early 20th century or later...So IMHO the design and construction practices would depend more on the time and era a community developed than necessarily its location. (Of course, there are communities with their unique architectural styles, but these generic examples don't fit that model). IMHO, of course... :D
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