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Recently I acquired a model railroad house for a dollar. I didn't have a real plan for it at first but the price was right. After sitting beside my desk for the last couple months I finally had an idea. This was a perfect starting point for an abandoned house and with just a bit of work I could add a second floor and a garage "roof". Plus with just a bit of planning I could keep it all removeable so the entire interior is playable. So with the help of my guardsmen conscript, I found roughly the right height of the first floor. I added a framework for the second level. With a support structure in place it was just a matter of creating a platform. Too late I realized I could have just used craft sticks on the underside of the platform. I also opted to ignore the idea of a staircase or a ladder to keep the entire platform and lower level playable. I doubt anyone I game with is going to call me out on it. I ended up adding the center barrel out of necessity, it works great for lifting the platform out. It also gives it a nice extra touch that pushes the idea of an abandoned building. I pushed that idea that much further with the addition of some "smoke". For the garage I did much of the same thing. Luckily with the overhang and not being surrounded by four walls another grab barrel wasn't necessary. Now it's just a matter of boarding up a few windows, adding some damage, and painting it up.