A mini-scale New England fishing village, built at a scale of approximately 1 meter per stud.
About this creation
This is an LDD model of a modern New England fishing village. I have submitted this project as a Cuusoo idea, so if you like it, you have the opportunity to support it and attempt to turn it into an official set.
Within the seaside village are a number of buildings including:
A traditional saltbox style colonial house, complete with a widow's walk above the front entrance.
A fish market.
A two-story combination pub/apartment building.
A lobster shack with several table outside.
A wharf with a warehouse that is home to a marine outfitter/fish exchange. On the wharf are two cranes to load/unload the fishing vessels. There is also a small mobile crane parked next the warehouse.
The street of the village is lined with streetlights on one side and a seawall on the other. On the seaward side of the street is a man-made promontory with a statue of a fisherman, a small tribute to the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial Monument. A fire engine with its ladder raised is parked on the street. Extending outward from the rocky shore are two piers. The larger pier has an entry gate and is lined with lights and bumpers made of old tires. Docked at the piers are several fishing vessels, including:
A 72-foot longliner (the Andrea Gail). It has the typical complement of line reels and buoys.
An 82-foot stern trawler. It is equipped with two large net drums and a winch on the port side.
A pair of 32-foot lobster boats.
The longliner and the trawler are each equipped with fishing masts and stabilizing anchor masts and are mounted with an array of modern navigational equipment on top of their pilot houses.
Thanks everyone for the compliments. This model was a lot of fun to put together. I'd like to come back to it at some point and add some more to village and create a few new ships (perhaps a small ferry or a beam trawler).