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Searching for DuraCraft Marquam Hill Mansion kit/house
I am searching for a DuraCraft Marquam Hill Mansion (MR 625) kit or dollhouse. My grandmother had one of these when I was little that I loved playing with, but sadly it was given to someone outside of our family after she passed. I would love to build or restore one with my daughter now that she is old enough to share a love of miniatures with me. However, I am having a really hard time finding this dollhouse anywhere. Anyone have any leads?
Jarrell Manor staircase
So even though I haven't been working on the Jarrell Manor house, I have been tucking away little treasures for it. I found this amazing staircase at the Lancaster Mini Show (5/2019) and thought it would be perfect for the entrance hall. I will just have to make some adjustments in the opening for it to fit how I imagine.
Duracraft roof fit issues (Linfield)
I am constructing the Duracraft linfield and I’m dry fitting the roof, but it’s just not fitting right. Do they ever? Should I sand and try to figure it out or glue and fill in with wood putty? I have done everything correct with the instructions, so I don’t know what’s best to do. Any suggestions?
Duracraft Victorian VH600 free to good home
I have a hand-me-down Duracraft Victorian VH600 that I would be happy to give to someone who would love and build it. It is from the 1980s, never opened. I have no idea of the condition but the box is clean and whole so I'm assuming that everything inside is good.
It is very heavy, so I can't mail it, sorry. I am willing to drive to a southern L.A. Co. or Orange Co. Calif. location if you can't come and get it, and I would be happy to hang on to it for a while if necessary.
The box says "21 in. x 47 in. x 40 in." -- ten rooms!
Well.....Now I Have One of My Own
On Friday I took my parents to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis. I had been wanting to go back and really take a look at the wonderful works of art on display and to look in the gift shop. I'm still working on the Travel Trailer for my father and then it's on to my sister's Glencroft so I was looking to see if I could find anything for either project. They also had some previously built and loved houses for sale as well as a few kits. While I was passing the kits one of them "spoke" to me I definitely was not looking for anything of the sort but strange how things go!
After finding some goodies for the other projects I ended up buying the kit. I am now the proud (I hope) owner of an unopened Victorian by Woodline Products. I know nothing of the manufacturer or even if this kit is any good. Something just told me to get it.
Of course this will not be started until the trailer and Glencroft is finished.
So....those of you in the know. How did I do? Did I get a decent kit or will I live to regret the day I gazed upon its box? Any tips to convey for the build? In the end the money goes toward keeping the museum running so I have no regrets there. I just never thought I would have one of my own! I'm not that great at decorating. Oh boy