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tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 5:10 a.m. PST

Fifth building for Purgatory which started off as an utility building but although I liked the finish I wasn't particularly happy with my choice of base. Plus I wasn't clear in my own mind what the building would be used for.




Luckily "The Temperance Society" then helped with their request for a place of worship to marshal their forces in their efforts to stop the town losing its moral compass. There are rumours that the Society has sent to Ireland for three tops priests and their awarding winning sheep, Chris, to help in the good work.

The cuppola is removable so should the evil property developers manage to gain title the bibles can be easily be replaced with booze.

I'm toying with the idea of a mine – think Scooby Doo – and perhaps a railway station with telegraph office.

From Norwich – no not the quiz of the week but J Clamp & Son's General Store.



It's not clear whether the owner is the original J or his son But he likes to serenade his customers with "come buy my vegetables"

Corrugated iron roof this time for variety ( and lazyness).

I've managed to talk myself out of recreating a mine themed modular dungeon and just go for the mine opening! Though I did remember that Ainsty Castings do a brilliant one with everything you'd ever need. Ainsty Castings under YakkumMines.

This is the sixth building for Purgatory with about another five on the assembly line.

More photos on my FB page

Thanks for looking.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 7:03 a.m. PST

Great work – thanks for sharing!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 7:40 a.m. PST

You do nice work.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 8:08 a.m. PST

Wonderful work, but I have pretty much given up using balsa due to it becoming too easily damaged, splitting, or as it gets older, it starts to get "crumbly"…

Zeelow10 Feb 2022 10:55 a.m. PST

thumbs up!

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 11:17 a.m. PST

Stage coach stop there yet? Would like to visit.

BrockLanders10 Feb 2022 12:23 p.m. PST

Fantastic work!

14Bore10 Feb 2022 1:58 p.m. PST

Been using Bass it's tighter grained than balsa and often cheaper.

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2022 3:13 p.m. PST

Never had a problem using balsa and this stuff is at least 20 years old.

I noticed that the price has risen steeply over the last couple of months though.

Thanks everybody for the kind words.

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