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Strange problem you got - at the moment I have no clue where to start trouble shooting.

I have to get the castle out of the kitchen so yesterday this was the main part I had to work on.



The fountain has it's final paint and is glued on so I can start with detailing the space around the fountain.



Including some flowers...!!!



In the back of the castle I cut the hill down and planted some tree's, I think it looks better this way. The castle will stay in a good maintained condition but I need to weather the roof more, it still get's that plastic look.



Shortly after the construction trucks are left the scene I already got some early visitors.





...to be continued
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Very nice, Markus. Is that a kit-bash of the Vollmer Baden-Baden Hbf?

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Markus,
Fantastic work.  I look forward to seeing what's next. 

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Originally posted by el Gato Gordo el Gato Gordo wrote:

Very nice, Markus. Is that a kit-bash of the Vollmer Baden-Baden Hbf?



Yes, I used two kits for it

Yesterday I worked on another project. We have each year in a German model train community forum an event going on for Christmas where members can apply to participate. Usually end of October we close the application process and on November 1st. we have a draw where an impartial person select members that have to build something for another member. In addition somebody else build something for you but nobody knows which member builds something him so it stays a surprise for Christmas. Also the one that builds something for you is never the one that you have to surprise with your gift. It's a lot of fun. Since my part goes to Germany I have to hurry up so it is delivered on time. With working on this I only had time to finishing the flowers so I can glue it on later today.





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Yesterday my wife pretty much finished to repaint most of the Preiser figures we have so we can place more visitors on it. We also talked about some cars for the parking space. I know I already bought cars but I lost a little bit track since they all got into a box and sitting underneath the layout for a long time. Yesterday I took all the boxes and placed it for an overview on the kitchen island. I was a little bit surprised as I took them out since I was not really aware of how much I have. Embarrassed





I forgot also about the kits Shocked





After we figured out what cars we like to place in the parking space I took some more pictures before the castle goes back into the "man cave".










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Looking at your vehicles and details, I sometimes envy the variety that is available in HO.  But with so little room here, and so much invested in N scale, I am not about to make any changes.

Even so, I enjoy seeing your progress fotos and take great delight in your vision and craftsmanship!
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The fountain and the flower beds are just wonderful! I must say that I've been both amazed and inspired by the detail work I've seen in your last few posts.

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