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This is the main office and snack bar for the "Tinseltown Trailer Park".  The trailer park along with this "kit bashed" building were my idea; the trailer park is located on "the other side of the tracks" from the drive-in theatre.  "Kit bashing" refers to taking parts from one or several existing model kits to create something different.  In this case I added the new wood-siding facade to an existing building, cut a hole in the side to create a snack bar counter, and added a REAL screen door (complete with tiny paper hinges so that it really opens and closes).  The "Office" sign and "Welcome" door mat were created using a laser printer and have text large enough to read, but the menu below the counter is just a bit too tiny for the printer resolution - and, thus, hard to make-out.  Items on the menu are movie themed; "Ma and Pa Kettle Corn", "From Here to Eternity Footlong Hotdog" and "To Have and Have Not Brat"  - available with or without sauerkraut, the sign says.  I just wish it could be read.  I added the phone booth and picnic tables, too - which are made from tiny folded pieces of metal (remember, this is 160th scale).

This is the main office and snack bar for the "Tinseltown Trailer Park". The trailer park along with this "kit bashed" building were my idea; the trailer park is located on "the other side of the tracks" from the drive-in theatre. "Kit bashing" refers to taking parts from one or several existing model kits to create something different. In this case I added the new wood-siding facade to an existing building, cut a hole in the side to create a snack bar counter, and added a REAL screen door (complete with tiny paper hinges so that it really opens and closes). The "Office" sign and "Welcome" door mat were created using a laser printer and have text large enough to read, but the menu below the counter is just a bit too tiny for the printer resolution - and, thus, hard to make-out. Items on the menu are movie themed; "Ma and Pa Kettle Corn", "From Here to Eternity Footlong Hotdog" and "To Have and Have Not Brat" - available with or without sauerkraut, the sign says. I just wish it could be read. I added the phone booth and picnic tables, too - which are made from tiny folded pieces of metal (remember, this is 160th scale).