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Hello Everyone, Like so many other new members, I too am glad to have found this site and was pointed here earlier by another member Thank you. I live in Rochester Hills, Michigan and just purchased my first home; a vintage Farmhouse, that was started and never finished. Its in all raw materials, so I plan to continue, make a few modifications and add electricity. I have worked on real homes, but never a miniature and find it amazing, a great place to unwind and be creative. Did anyone else find themselves running in all directions with excitement to do this and that? I find I have to slow down and take one thing at a time; quality not quantity! Well what I have is called, The Colonial Estate and made by S/W Crafts. If anyone knows anything about this one, please I would love to know as I can't find much information about it or the company as it is out of business. I hope to hear from some of you about your experiences and expertise in the miniature world. It's an amazing little world! Thank you, Gloria
Hello! Recently I got a Beacon Hill off Craigslist that was never completed. Turns out it's in various stages of completed, unassembled, and falling apart. It'll be an interesting project that's for sure. My main question is the first level stairs. The house was assembled with hot gluer and has many places which have simply fallen apart, on the second level stairs about 4 treads are missing. I know one railing of the first level stairs is loose. Also the room has not been painted for anything, and honestly I just can't see the stairs well enough to know what state they are in. Could I use a heat gun to soften the glue (if needed) REMOVE the winding stairs, restore, paint, and reassemble as needed, plus go ahead and wall paper that room, and then put the stairs back? Or is that more of an undertaking than it is worth? I have the original instructions, but since I didn't build it myself I can't visualize how big of a problem it will be. I don't want half the house to collapse or come apart in the process. If it is really just to hard to consider doing, then any other ideas of how to clean, repair, and finish that area of the house? Thanks for any input! Alicia