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  1. I'm trying to restrain myself! Please, somebody buy this so I won't! https://allentown.craigslist.org/tag/d/zionsville-hofco-federal-victorian/7184134128.html
  2. For the last couple of years I've been collecting old Coleman lanterns, the ones that use liquid fuel not propane. I guess I have about 30 so far. Most of the ones I have are from the 60's and 70's, with the oldest being from the late 40's. I enjoy the "hunt" in finding them and getting them to work again.
  3. I liked both stores, both owners we’re very helpful. Karen’s in Basking Ridge is a bit closer and cheaper. Even though it’s a smaller space, she had a bigger selection of miniatures. I found the ride very easy. Took Rt. 202 North into NJ, then Rt. 287 North. Both stores are just a few minutes off 287. I’ll definitely return to both.
  4. Hi Tim! Are there any stores you frequent in Philly or South Jersey area? I'm about 35 minutes north of Philly up I-95 (last exit before NJ)
  5. Had a good day yesterday! My first stop was Circus Circus Dollhouse in Pompton Plains NJ, took just about 1.5 hours to get there and was an easy ride from PA. Met the owner, Marilyn who's been in business 41 years. She told me what's changed in the industry and what hasn't. I told her that I recently acquired an old Hofco kit and she said how she always enjoyed building them. She told me how the Hofco Co. owner's father would drive up from MD in a truck loaded with inventory and stop at all the dollhouse stores to see if they needed anything. He would call ahead and even if she said she didn't
  6. Yup, that’s where I’m going. I’ll probably stop at Karen’s Dollhouse Shop in Basking Ridge too, it’s on the way home. I was on Fingertip Fantasy website last night. I used to love going to the shows, it’s unbelievable what people make! Thanks Jackie Duane
  7. Hi Steph! Same here, getting back into it after 30 years!
  8. Hi! It is a nice kit. Seems identical to the RGT I did all those years ago except there’s no siding pieces or shingles included. Maybe they were included and mine just got lost. It was in various boxes in someone’s basement for over 30 years so who knows! Do you know of any good stores in my area? Where do you go? I don’t mind driving a ways. I’m checking out a couple in northern NJ on Friday. Duane
  9. Hi, thanks for the tips! I guess that’s why I couldn’t post any pics- not enough posts.
  10. Hi everyone! First, a little about me. I'm 61, male and recently retired from a local electric utility company (PSE&G) after 37 years. I started my first house around 1990 for my daughter and figured by the time it would be done, she'd be old enough to appreciate it. It was a RGT Green Acres model. It came out really nice, I was very proud of it. I knew I would like doing the exterior but what surprised me was how much I liked designing the interior. I never would've thought that I'd get into picking out wallpaper, carpeting, curtains, flooring etc. And then all the furnishings! My go
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