Pacific Avenue Apartments

Ever since I saw this reference photo, I knew I had to build something like it. Although this was taken in Hoboken, Jersey City had loads of these homes as well.

DPM's Reed's Book Store was the obvious starting point, although it was much more difficult to pull off than expected because the front wall of the kit isn't perfectly square! It took six kits and a lot of filing and fitting and fudging to make it work, although the end result was worth it. This remains one of my proudest kitbashing achievements.

I'd actually built two—the first one wasn't big enough (but I saved it and it's slated for use on another layout). The foundation walls were scrounged from an old Pola freight house.


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