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I put up a quick and dirty page on the webiste that shows the construction to date of South Front. There have been a few posts about the relative sizes of Pike buildings, and maybe this wil help to answer some of those questions. The page has a couple of formatting goofs on it, and a couple of the pictures are pretty big, so it's going to be slow to load/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif. I'll fix it later on. If you go [url="
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. I think traction modelers tend to see things just a wee bit differently than main-line modelers. Plus railroads didn't often run down the main street of town like traction lines did.

Richard, as to interior photos, I went to a couple of different search engines, selected "images" and typed in things like "bakery shop interior," "drug store interior", "Clothing store", etc. If you're doing old hotel room interiors look for some bed and breakfast sites. You probably aren't going to get precisely what you want. Anything old will be in black and white. But, if your building fronts are going to be viewed from a distance the lack of an appropriate time frame might not be too much of a problem.

I downloaded a couple dozen pictures, resized them, cropped, tweaked, etc then printed them on a regular inkjet. My wife then laminated them to make them more water resistant. The pictures were then glued to scrap pieces of foam board and in turn glued into position behind the windows.

I didn't do all of the shop windows, and just 2 in the hotel. With the black interiors it sort of just looks like the lights are off and nobody's home in the rest of the places. Will try to get up a photo when I get the decals applied so you can see what they look like.
 
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