The bell tower and steeple – Part 1
I started to assemble the bell tower and steeple.
At this point I got to the first of several decision points for the model. The church has a scale 42″ bell which puts it into the 1500 pound category. Pretty heavy. I kept thinking about that weight over the main roof and basically stopped building the kit until I decided what I wanted to do. I also needed some 3×3 dimensional lumber for the bell tower trim so I set it all aside for a while and built another kit.
While I was waiting I thought of different approaches. I thought about adding to the front of the church and moving the bell tower there. It wouldn’t fit my space. I thought about moving the bell to the front edge of the church as an extension of the front wall. I almost built that version.
The problem was that it made the short depth of the church more apparent. I finally decided to build it as designed.
At this point I had some more decisions to make.