Murdoch17

10308 inspired MOC - 1920s Post Office and mail delivery vehicle

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So I woke up the morning of Sept. 22nd to the news Winter Village set 10308 - Holiday Main Street had been revealed. I like some of it (Trolley FTW!) but the buildings were lacking "something". So, I tried to recreate the music store in LDD to fix what I thought I needed to fix. That quickly turned into full-blown MOC only slightly inspired by the set with a back wall and different interior. More recently, I revisited it to add in a bay window and revise the troublesome roof.

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I have turned this building from a music store into a post office as I still need a post office on my town!

NOTE: The ten drain pipe parts and a couple printed pieces are still missing.

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The rear of the building has a service door to give access to big trucks for delivery / pickup of cross-country mail.

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The lower floor has got a sales desk with old fashioned cash register, a scale for weighing packages, and a couple safety deposit boxes. The poster on the wall above the boxes will be a "most wanted" mugshot, for a true post office feel.

Moving on, the upper floor is the sorting room, with bunches of drawers for route maps / address change requests / etc., cubbyholes for outgoing mail, and trashcans for dead letters. The table is for where the postal employees do the sorting.

Finally, the attic is empty, but I'm tempted to put the lawbreaker mentioned on the poster up there hiding out!

I have a mail delivery vehicle built already (technically it's been built since 2018) just waiting for a place to pick up mail from. Sadly, I seem to have never taken pictures of it in real life. :grin: So until I find the real model and take pictures, a few older digital screenshots will have to do:

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This model was modified from @ScotNick's red British Morris Mail Van. (see it here on Flickr) The yellow van MOD features a brighter paint scheme and a sign on the side signifying it's job as a letter carrier. I added backwards-opening doors, a different rear hatch, a new front end for a 20's look and bigger tires. Not much of the original model remains intact, to be honest.

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This vehicle can seat one figure in the drivers seat and can hold a lot of cargo in the back compartment.

Thoughts, anyone?

EDIT 11/20/22: Revised model, added new pictures. For comparison, here is the original MOC:

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Edited by Murdoch17

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