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Started mocking up the walls for the garage diorama. Its a mixture of the MRC garage kit and the AMT accessory kits. Not using the period rail lift that came with the garage kit, instead planning to cut out the floor and recess the base for the two post lift.  May make it an outside lift like the one we had when I worked as a mechanic. The office will have a scratch built L-shaped counter.  Need to locate and order some office furniture and bathroom fixtures.  The bathrooms are the two small rooms.  The size may be adjusted once the fixtures are spotted  which may make the back room larger.

The roof may be a sheet of clear plastic.  Also need to make a rear and side wall as the kit does not come with those parts.  Using foam core purchased at Dollar Tree for the walls.

 

 

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Looking good!  You should be able to find your bathroom fixtures and everything else you need on Shapeways.  If you can imagine/think of it, you'll probably find it there.

Here's a toilet:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/FTSUSLDEZ/toilet-01-1-24-scale

Sofa that might go in your Waiting Room:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/SW2R59JJL/miniature-1-24-sofa?optionId=137622589&li=marketplace

1/24 scale folding chairs, pack of 5:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/J8DQ6ZWCS/1-24-scale-folding-chairs-not-full-size?optionId=5951267&li=marketplace 010623

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Mike, thx for the links.  Did look at dollhouse furniture.  The shapeways items are more detailed.

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Cut out the base for the two post lift.  The ribs of the lift base are the same height as the elevation of the garage floor so it sits flush.😁

 

 

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With a little finagaling and file got the wall frame to fit.  Planning to use clear plastic cut from Costco croissant containers to fill the openings in the wall.

 

 

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