Carol bay saloon ,featuring interior lights and two illuminated lanterns on the outside porch. Built september 2009 by Bill Bramley This building represents a restored period western salonn bar, in which visitors and locals alike can grab a taste of the old west.
The G.V.R.R. water tower to serve Carol Bay depot. Built by Bill Bramley october 2009
BILLY'S BARBERS SHOP
Billy's barber shop. This is the first one built and features interior lighting, a lit stove and a light on the porch. A second one is being built for the Timber Creek layout. Built by Bill Bramley november 2009
Carol Bay lighthouse
Carol Bay lighthouse IS NOT a exact copy of a real building. I sent Bill a single photograph , just as an idea of the sort of thing that i wanted and left the rest up to him. The building is fully detailed inside and even features a working table lamp and a illuminated television set !
Carols bakery built 1938 [december 2009]. Another prototype from Bill, which features separate lower and upper floor lighting and a iluminated fire upstairs.
A. Longs funeral services
Long's funeral parlour, another first from Bill. The photo show's Longs almost new ,1953 Packard Henney junior hearse, Henney was founded in Freeport, Illinois in 1868, and the final Henney was built in 1954.
Derelict mines building.
The former mine office and living quarter's for the mine manager , which has not been used as such for well over 30 years.although it is still used for storage use. For a change, this was built by myself, using "aquired" McDonald's coffee stiring sticks. The framework was built using small wooden L section from B&Q and then clad with the coffee stirer's. it was then painted in acrylic maroon, and when dry area's of the paint was scratched off to show the wood underneath. Then a coat of very thin matt black was applied. The roof was covered with tissue paper and painted matt black and the window's were boarded up and the whole building was sprayed with Testors Dulcote. When i first planed on doing the building, i was going to burn out the upper floor, but have since decided not to do this buiding, but i did set fire to the window area of the lower floor.
National Westminster bank
The National Westminster bank built 1883 [january 2010]
The dock warehouses
These 2 small warehouse buildings were purchased through ebay. They are made from plastic kits
Good's Chevrolet showroom
Good's Chevrolet showroom. This building features tube lighting inside as well as low level spot lights , which shine onto the cars. It also has a full lenth illuminated sign on the front of the building.
Cyril's pipe emporium
Cyril's pipe emporium. A special request building, made by Bill in febuary 2009. I hope to be able to get a cigar store indian to place outside the door . Made in remembrance of my dad , who happily smoked his pipe and I am sure would have loved his own pipe shop.
Joe's pizza bar
Max's general store and diner
Geoff & Cletus "Retirement motor's"
Retirement motors was built as run down as possible, and features some excellent building work. The partenership of Geoff & Cletus broke up some year's ago, and the garage see's no real use now.
Geoff & Brandine's home
Since Geoff's early retirement , he now spends most of his time sitting on the porch outside , just watching the world pass him by. As the house was built on ground that sometimes floods , it had to be raised on pier's , to stop his slipper's getting wet.