Aside from the structures you’ve seen in past posts, there are a few new additions. The first is Ken’s Korner Auto Service. Ken is outside working on a lady’s vehicle while she waits patiently. One of the neighbourhood kids is keeping Ken busy with questions. He just might have a future employee there! The house beside the garage is Ken’s. He finds it very convenient to live so close to work.
The old fire station is on the other side of Ken’s Korner. It’s been abandoned for a few years since the town council partnered with a community to the south to provide regional fire services. It was either buy a new truck and build a bigger fire station or save some money and partner with the other town. The deal made sense until the local coffee shop burned to the ground. Since they can’t get a decent cup of coffee anymore the Kenville town council is reconsidering the decision. (side note: Ken is considering buying a coffee pot)
Details and scenery have been added around Jay Forest Products. It’s finally looking like they do something there! I’m not sure how since there appears to be a lack of sawmill equipment (anyone know where I can get HO scale edger, planer, and trimming gear?). It’s just a big empty space at the moment.
They must cut something judging from the pile of sawdust out back. It’s a never-ending task to keep the pile low. Local inventor Malcolm D. Faber is getting a truckload to take home for an experiment. He thinks he can combine the sawdust with glue to create panels similar to plywood. He figures they’ll be cheaper and than boards or plywood and may be very valuable when wood becomes scarce. I think he’s dreaming pie in the sky. We will never run short of lumber! But if he wants to waste his time with wood waste, then let him go to it! If it gets rid of some sawdust at Jay Forest Products we’re all for it! There’s a reason we call him Crazy Malcolm!