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Thanks to all for your insight.

Really, everyone, your feedback is so important.  I do agree with everything said.  I do remember questioning the size of the Union Hotel.  I agree that it does seem disproportionately smalish, BUT it is true to the original drawings.  Coming from an engineering background SOMEDAY WHEN I HAVE SOME TIME  (HA HA HA) I would like to scale up the Union with room sizes and corridors based on what I know to be typical of the era.  I think it would end up being an imposing structure.  I might just do is as a quick mockup to see what you all think of it.  Don’t hold your breath.  It took 2 years to get the kit to market, this project might never get off my bucket list.  If anybody else wanto to take on a challenge like that, feel free.

Again, thanks for your help.  This doesn’t mean that you have to stop commenting.  If you still have something to say, have at it.


O.K. Time for a bit or market research.

Well folks.  I’m asking for your input again.  I get feedback from magazine adds and opinion polls and all kinds of other stuff, trying to figure out what you all want.  Your input recently has been great, but today let’s do something a bit different.

In the first week of sales, Hotel Bruce has far outsold the Union Hotel.  Would you let me know why?  Many of you bought both both and I thank you for that.

I’m wondering what makes Hotel Bruce more appealing?  Any answer is a good answer.  It could be color, style, size, whatever.

Thank you for your help.


A very nice mod of the zelmer's kit

Bob Bruce sends his take on Zelmer’s

The model is O scale.

The water tank is from the Small Machine Shop, a little reduced in diameter to fit a paper tube I had on hand,
with, of course, Creeky shingles on the top.

Crates on the dock are from The Waterfront Extras.  They are time consuming but look great when finished.

Less apparent, the basic walls are printed at 110%, as when I did a quick fold up the building did not have
as much presence as anticipated.  110% seemed about right.  (115% was too much)  Try that with a big
buck craftsman kit!


Stocking stuffer

OUR dvds make great gifts. Don’t wait too long to order. Might get busy.