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  2. What's everyone working on?

    Oh I LOVED my Beacon Hill. Some day Im going to remake that dollhouse (originally built it dor my daughter and it eventually got trashed). It can be a frustrating build but just take it one step at a time. You’ll get there!
  3. Wooden clapboard siding

    It requires a little skill to get the cuts perfect. I use paper templates sometimes to measure the angles properly. I put my windows and doors over the boards to hide the edges. The most important issue is to not use water based glues with this product. I use an oil based construction adhesive. And you have to get the bottom lip perfectly over the board you are placing it over....otherwise the seam will stick out bothering you until eternity.
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Don't know if either of these have been posted before but... If this were anywhere near me my bank account would already be minus $450. There's definitely some weirdness going on with the wallpaper and the tiles and some other areas (those doorknobs!) but I don't think it would take too much work to really turn this into something grand. I don't think I'd even change the exterior at all. I wonder if the second owner cut those interior stairs in. There are some signs that that is the case. It's really all just an odd mix because on one hand it looks like someone really did some precise and detailed work but on the other hand they didn't bother with to scale wallpaper or floors. This seems like a steal at $300... Looks like a RGT 1700 series with two additions. I wonder why someone would get this far along, including even cutting out the doors for the additions, and then stop. The shell kit alone would've been around $300. Someone should scoop this up because this seems like a lot of dollhouse for that price.
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  6. Grandville directions

    Paula, if you hover your cursor over Coleen's avatar you will get a drop down box; click on the envelope icon next to "message" and you will be able to send her a Private Message.  This is a public website, so spammers and webbots can harvest any  personal info you post.
  7. On the way to Boston ...

    Thanks, Miranda -- good to know!
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  9. Hello everyone!

    Now I understand. Yea, the New England stuff is boring. Mini shops prices do seem high, and I wonder if they have any in stock too. I suggest you start haunting eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, Offer-up. Oldies but goodies pop up on there all the time. There is a thread here were people also post interesting miniatures for sell.
  10. Hello, I misplaced the instructions to my dollhouse. Is there anyone who can direct me or knows of a PDF versions that I can easily access to successfully start and finish my dollhouse?
  11. The Newport

    Susan, I hope you'll post us an introduction in the Newcomers' Forum.
  12. Walmer dollhouses

    Here is an old thread that might be helpful
  13. Hi, I am a newbie also.  Just started on the Newport also.  I plan to add the addition to one side and a conservatory to the other.  
  14. UK member request

    Mike has come through for me. Thanks everyone! Can't wait to get my hot little hands on the centerpiece for my new idea: a jazz piano bar, which I plan to call the "Blue Note".
  15. Hi.  I recently retired and so finally have time to do a dolls house.  I bought the Newport model & am currently in the painting things stage-looking forward to beginning assembly soon.


    1. Mid-life madness

      Welcome Susan,

      How nice is it to be retired? Congratulations!

      You can post a new member introduction in this area

      Just click the link above.


  16. Fabric flooring

    I would get a piece of thin acrylic or even just a sheet of acetate and then modpodge the fabric to the back of that. That would give it the look of a tile that has a layer of glaze over it.
  17. 'So long it's been good to know ya'

    This is such wonderful news!  I am so happy to hear this.
  18. Inge    mcamp

    Hi Melissa: You were asking about where to buy the Primrose and someone sent you a link to "Quality Toys". I was just wondering if you were able to order from them.  I sent a friend of mine the link as she is trying to buy the Greenleaf Lily and they had a good price. She is snowbirding in Seattle and tried the link but it wouldn't let her order and she couldn't get thru on the phone. Just wondering if you had tried them.

    Thanks, Inge

    1. mcamp

      Hi Inge,

      Unfortunately, I couldn't place an order through Quality Toys. I kept getting error messages. Hopefully, Greenleaf will have the Primrose soon... fingers crossed! I hope your friend eventually gets her Lily.

      Have a great day!


    2. Inge

      Hey Melissa: Thanks for your response.  Now we know my friend wasn't doing anything wrong.  Weird though.


  19. It looks like a 90 degree angle but if you could take a photo of a gable-end laying flat on a table I will confirm it.   Otherwise take a gable-end and place it on its side on the floor. Place the other side against a wall, if it touches the wall it’s 90 degrees. 
  20. I've listed some items I won't end up using - some vintage Hofco Colonial windows and a Miniature House screen door.  
  21. Cleaning your dollhouses

    Thanks, guys.  I didn't know we were supposed to clean the dollhouses. I thought dust was there to protect the roof.
  22. Any tips for museum putty removal?

    Unless the wood beneath has been sealed or primed, unlikely.
  23. The turquoise sculpture and the flower plaque on the stand are particularly beautiful. What a wonderful find.
  24. 1/12 Scale Farmhouse Kitchen Sink (Double Bowl)

    Fixtures to small to print
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  26. Blacklight

    here's an item from a candle source  HAVE FUN
  27. New Here!

    I suggest you watch this video on Dollhouse Wiring Made Easy by Linda Becker. It's worth watching the wiring section a few times. It's a bit repetitious, but it will help you feel one with the electricity, as we used to say back in the 60s.   She does a good job with the basics and includes a bit where round wire and tape wire combine to make a connection. While your house will not be exactly like hers, the principles are laid out very nicely for you to adapt.
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