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JimF

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Chooch facades - Done looking, thanks all.
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:07:27 AM »
Updating this based on Tom's info.

Years ago, Chooch Enterprises made & sold five Victorian styled building facades, numbered 8200 through 8204

If anyone has one or more of 8200, 8203 or 8204, stuck in a box or closet, that might never get used, I'm interested in buying them.

Thanks.

Jim
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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 05:05:28 PM »
Jim


I checked the stash and no luck - I thought I had some from my old layout but I must have given them away.
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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 11:15:16 PM »
Main Street Heritage seems to have something pretty similar?  Jay's Trains has some - pretty reasonable price too.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 06:22:07 AM »
Thanks for looking, John

Mark, the Chooch ones were multi story (3, maybe 4 floors) Victorian styled. The Mainstreet Heritage buildings are nice, but all single story except the bookstore. On Jay's Trains site, the only Chooch item I see is a Weston'r Warehouse kit, not facades.

Thanks guys.

Jim

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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 07:10:28 AM »
Jim and others,

Here is what Jim is asking about. These came out some 20+ years ago. They were limited to a run of 500. Not sure it means 500 each or a run of 100 of each design. The tooling on all five was very sharp and clean. Extremely well done.

I have all five and do plan on using them in the Summit level of the Atlantic and Southern RR.



This is the Bank facade.

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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 10:00:39 AM »
Thanks for the photo's, Tom.

These look very nice!  You could perhaps cut and paste City Classics kits?  They would be wider I would think, but if all else fails...

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 11:01:21 AM »
Tom,

Thanks for that info. O only knew of 3 of them, and did not have any part numbers. All that will help with searching.

Space wise, I'll only need 2, I think. Mark, I already have 2 City Classic Ohio St kits, that will be combines into one building. That, a couple of other kits I also already have, and hopefully the Chooch kits will fill the space alloted for that part of street.

Thanks again.

Jim

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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 12:24:58 PM »
I'll be interested to see how you bash those City Classics kits together.  I got a couple with the same idea...


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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 06:08:54 PM »
Dave,

This is a link to the gallery on the City Classic site. Almost at the bottom is a bash using 3 of the Grant St facades. I'll only be using 2, for a wide front, with blank walls for the sides.

http://www.cityclassics.biz/gallery/index.html

Also, you are probably aware of John Ott's site, but just in case:

http://www.ottgalleries.com/

Although a fictitious setting, it is based on Salem MA at the turn of the last century.

Jim


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Re: Chooch facades
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 01:39:41 AM »
Gents....


The four story City Classics facades could easily be cut down a floor or two if needs be.  Just use a razor saw in the scrap area and then file to true.


I did this some years ago with some model power three and four stories. Later they came with separate floors allowing you to choose how many you really wanted.


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