The Elizabeth Book Shop might not be prototypical. It is not weathered, does not represent a real structure of any kind. It is not vintage (yet) and it would not fetch big $$$ at a Stout Auction. But there was a time before my layout was built when I had nothing but a few pieces of track on the floor and would sit with my daughter talking about what a model train world might look like. She thought for a while and then disappeared only to return with the this custom creation: "The Elizabeth Book Shop".
"Here Daddy, I made you a building so you can start your layout."
There is nothing more precious in my collection.