Author Topic: Neighborhood model changes through the years?  (Read 1537 times)

Chad123

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Neighborhood model changes through the years?
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:09 AM »
I know that during the 1990s the model neighborhood changed a lot as quite a few buildings were replaced with newer ones. Sometimes only for an episode or two before switching to another model. One change of course was the addition of windowboxes to the big red building.
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Re: Neighborhood model changes through the years?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 11:18:27 PM »
The "modern" model neighborhood (I'm talking 1979 to 2001) was pretty consistent until 1982 when the addition of the model trolley and additional "ground foam" (grass) was added.  After that, it was pretty consistent again until maybe 1991 or so (I'm only going off memory at this point -- I could actually pull up individual episodes, but it's late at night).
Generally speaking, 1991 was about the time when they started to play around with the model more and more.  The addition of the "mountains" behind Fred's yellow cape cod house was the first.  Then around the mid 1990's, the building which I always assumed was Negri's music shop (the green one between the yellow and blue ones "downtown on main street") changed, and so did McFeely's house around 1996.

After that, I can't tell you what happened.  All sorts of things changed.  The triangular thing on the top of the yellow Brockett's Bakery seemed to change with every new week of episodes in the mid-to-late 1990's, as well as the building that was supposedly representing Negri's shop. 

Chad123

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Re: Neighborhood model changes through the years?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 07:27:08 PM »
I know that after Bob Walsh became the director of the show again in 1990, the model neighborhood slowly started to change overtime.

Chad123

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Re: Neighborhood model changes through the years?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 09:31:51 AM »
I also know that Paul Lally was the one who added the trolley line to the neighborhood model, when he became the show's director in 1981.