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What’s New at Real Good Toys?

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

RGT doesn’t sell just dollhouses anymore!  We have all of the basic supplies you need to begin your dollhouse project. (more…)

Fall Foliage Workshop – More lighting with LEDs

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

A0805The 2013 Foliage Sale (Sept 28) was delightful!  We had great weather, good fall color, and lots of friends from near and far: old friends who have become regulars at our get-togethers, and new friends who have just discovered this event.  (more…)

ExtraBrite LED, Power Supply update

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Roombox Lighting with  ExtraBrite LEDsRoombox lighted with LED striplight 

  

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Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 6

Friday, March 25th, 2011
It’s time to paint the Ceilings, but first, I will spackle them to help hide the tapewire.  I usually put on Liner Paper (a thick white paper that is sold in wallpaper stores), but I still have bathroom dividers to install, and the Liner Paper is thick enough to make them too tight.  Besides, Liner paper is easy… you don’t need me to show you how to use it, but spackle is a bit more challenging – so, I’m spackling…  obscure ceiling tapewire with spackle
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Wallpaper Pastes: product comparison

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

 The Challenge

   Real Good Toys #9043 roombox
My Friends at Hobby Builder Supply have a customer who purchased a #9043 roombox and some Minigraphics Mucilage, and asked for an assurance that the mucilage would work on the lacquered surface of the roombox. I replied that I had always used “YES!” paste when wallpapering over lacquer, but that I would test the mucilage, compare it to YES!, test them both against my ‘go to’ standard pre-mixed wallpaper paste that I buy by the quart. (more…)

Customizing the Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 5

Friday, January 7th, 2011

     

I’ve been finishing up the wiring on my Victoria’s Farmhouse, Running tapewire around the dividers (which I put in after the “up-and-over” runs on each floor), making the connections, and putting a power jack in the foundation.  Here’s the diagram that I have been following for this build; the red wires were put in before the dividers:     

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Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 4

Monday, December 13th, 2010

More Wiring:

use the layout stick from the EL-66 to mark for tapewire   Run the tapewire around the attic partition

The Dividers are in, and it’s time for a bit more wiring.  (more…)

Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 3

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

When I played with the miniatures in Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 1, I made a floorplan with a bathroom on the second floor.  That uses up the doorway in the second floor divider, so I have some Divider Customization to do for a new door into the Master Bedroom.

Second floor floorplan for a Victoria's Farmhouse

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Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 2

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Changing dollhouse Windows

the 1065 with modified windows

Last week (Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 1) we played around with some dollhouse furniture to make an interior plan, and began moving windows to accommodate it.  Here’s what the front cutouts look like with the Picture window moved 1″, and the first-floor window enlarged to standard size. (more…)

Customizing a Victoria’s Farmhouse, part 1

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The Victoria’s Farmhouse is a great house to build, and a great house to move into.  It has big rooms, an interesting interior shape, and access from the side for the front room.  I am working on one now in my spare time, and I’ll document the steps I follow for personalizing the inside. (more…)