Friday, May 30, 2008

Two of My Own Designs

Here are two designs I came up with just playing around with some stones on the table.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Church from a Polish Designer for Set 6

There is a nice set of plans from a Polish designer:
Here is a church I built last evening. Enjoy.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another 6 1/2 building

I did not really get much of a chance to add as many buildings as I had hope to over the holiday weekend. I was side tracked thanks to a new used desk I happened upon.  Bringing it home, making room, cleaning and setting up my computer on it took most of the day and early evening.  I did manage to build one additional building from the plan set.  Hope you enjoy it.  I would recommend that you get hold of Gorge Hardy and get his cd's for your own collection.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


This holiday weekend, I have be going through a building frenzy.  Here are two more models I've made using the plans in Anker 6 1/2 set.   Before the weekend is over, I will probably add two or three more models to my Blog.

Friday, May 23, 2008


I found this old Anker 6 1/2 set plan book while looking at one of the CVA cd's I purchased from George Hardy.  There is a slight difference in the steeple of the church; I did not have enough of the right stones.  
Not knowing to much about these early sets, I found it interesting and a little bit of a challenge to make it look just like on original plan picture.  If your not familiar with CVA's cd's, look at George's Home page on the bottom.  You can order from him a lot of different cd's.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Making my own Gernegroff Set

When I first received my Anker Gernegroff Set, the idea came to me to duplicate the set in opposite colors.  I contacted Chris Baldwin about getting stones.  As usual he never lets me down and I was soon in possession of several stones.  Also the small corner pieces and small steeple.  It did not take long to decide to make my own set using my newly acquired stones.  

As I make card models as another hobby and sometimes sales,  making my own box was a snap. Measuring the original, I cut, fitted, glue and sanded my new box.  Then I gave it a coat thinned down Elmer's glue to protect the surface. I used cardboard about twice the thickness of the cardboard you find on the back of any tablet.  Taking the original Anker box top, I scanned the image at 100% transfered the image to a drawing program, it this case, Microsoft Paint. Removed the Anchor and typed in my initials.  Next the process of laying all the stones I had;  hoping to fill the box.  It took several different arrangements before I settled on the you see in picture below.

Now I would never think of using the original set without including my personalized set.