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The Problem of Scale - Skyscrapers in HO

Which scale do you choose to model in? A large scale allows for plenty of wonderful details, but also requires a lot of space and consumes a lot of time. 522 more words



In honor of this Sunday’s Convocation. 

Head Master Liz Duffy, September 2004.

Throwback Thursday

Building An Avenue In HO Scale

In many cities great and small, the railroad once ran in the middle of the streets.

The 11th Avenue (above) in New York was sometimes referred to as Death Avenue, due to the perceived danger of the slow trains. 195 more words

Buildings On The Avenue

The Inspiration: Berenice Abbott

Some time ago I stumbled upon the images of the wonderful photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Her photos of New York before WWII reveals a dirty, compact, gritty, spectacular, glorious and very human city and as a modeller, I find her works most inspirational. 230 more words


Librarians as Detectives

Librarians often wear many hats during the course of their workday.  Recently, I donned my detective hat to solve a mystery.

An old photograph of Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh was found in our bookdrop.  499 more words

Cheshire Library


More from the glass lantern slides collection: the swimming pool in the Old Gym circa 1910.

Throwback Thursday