A blog about making model trains, little boats and both real and model automobiles. Typed by someone with painty hands, oil under his fingernails and the smell of solder in his nostrils.
My dad tells me he remembers a lot of buildings like the one on "Copenhagen Fields" as he grew up. For my part when training as an cabinet maker in Germany I remember a day trying to fit a set of doors into crooked door frames in an apartment in Stuttgart. Apparently many of the older buildings on the edge of the city centre were solid enough to survive British and American bombs landing quite closely during the war, but they were shaken so badly that they were knocked out of alignment. Now doors have to be fitted very, very slowly and tailored to each frame, which involves much carrying of doors back and forth, a job done mostly by the (british) apprentice.The irony of this is not lost on me.
The layout is set between the WW1 & WW2 but the missing building isn't the result of a Zepplin raid.Some of the speculatively built houses in that area did occasionally collapse due to inadequate foundations. That's what the builder, Matthew Wald, intended to represent.Nothing at all to do with the fact there's an awkward baseboard join at that point. No sir, not all... ;-)
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