All that said, one reason for the extra effort is that, yes, this is a real prototype structure that is still standing and in use as a museum today! Once we get thing sorted out with the final kit, we'll be hoping to interest the museum in offering the kit as a revenue source to support the museum. Fingers crossed!
The down side of the addition of the laser cut material now being included is that the cost to produce the kit is increasing. Yes, this means that the price will be increasing, but for those who have already Reserved their kit, no increase for you. And did you know that this structure and it's two loading docks rest of 24 brick and 9 concrete piers? That's a lot of footers!
As you can see in the image at above right is the prototype rafter tails and Laser Cut Rafter Tails & Fascia that I have already stained Doctor Ben's Pacific Redwood #1088. I'm going to do the Pilot Model horizontal siding a very, very light Doctor Ben's Black Mahogany #1086 and some Doctor Ben's Antique White #1094 trim and Doctor Ben's Realistic Oak #1081 shingles on the front wall. The corrugated metal for the roof will be Faded Boxcar Red #1069.