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Hello,

I've been a miniature "builder" and collector since childhood, and after a dozen or so years out of it, I've recently come back to it.

Peripheral neuropathy in my hands (lasting effects of chemotherapy three years ago) has made it a challenge to work in miniature, but I've decided it would be a great form of therapy to keep my hands functional.

I still have my original dollhouse, a 1970s Duracraft San Franciscan, which has been in storage for a decade and needs a complete overhaul.

I also have what I think is a custom built structure, a two-story, front-opening "Main Street" shop that I've been gathering materials for for ages, and that is my current starting project.

I realized I don't really know any other dollhouse miniaturists (I know lots of HO scale railroad modelers, which I've also dabbled in), so I found this forum and really liked the layout and feel of it.

I'm hoping someday to acquire a Greenleaf kit, as I've always admired the craftsmanship, but for now I am concentrating on refurbishing/restoration.

I look forward to chatting with you. :)

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Hi Andrea, and welcome to the forum! After 5 posts you can start a gallery and post photos, and I'm sure others are as curious as I am to see what the shop looks like that you're working on. And if you're planning to rehab the San Franciscan you'll want before/during and after photos as a record of your work. So wander around the forum and make some comments...you'll have five posts in no time, and then you can add your images!

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Welcome,Andrea! So glad you've come back to miniatures! I've only been here a few months,and have learned alot from others to help me with my 1st and current build,a Dura-Craft Ashley/pizza place (no pix yet!). You might have some fun going through the gallery section and looking up some of the other members' Dura-Craft San Franciscan builds and like Debora,I'm anxious to follow your progress on your Main Street shop! Have fun! Kat

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Thank you for the suggestion to look in the member gallery -- it turns out I have the 550 San Franciscan, but I had been slowly replacing/upgrading many of the original detailing with more finely detailed architectural pieces (doors, railings, etc.)

When I get it out of storage (one of these days) I'll post photos. :)

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Haha, Holly, I was addicted long ago, then had to take a break due to life circumstances -- but it's amazing how quickly the excitement returned the other day as I was fiddling with the ceiling fan I mentioned in another thread. :)

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