What's on the workbench? Well, I'll tells ya. :)
Needed a pub and some shops, and discovered Scalescenes card kits. from here . Buy online and download as PDF files and print the kit out on your printer. Although they are UK based, I thought I'd try and aussiefy it a little and see what happens. Mainly corrugated iron roof and own signage.
I used two of their kits. Corner Shops and Terrace Houses.
They are very time consuming to build, however come up with a very sturdy and heavy model.
They are OO scale, however it is suggested you reduce the print size to 87% (if your printer supports it) to get HO scale.
The print out is glued to 1mm & 2mm card, then cut out and put together. You can put interiors in the upstairs rooms if you wish. The "shop" interiors come with the kit itself. I didn't bother with the furniture (separate kit) for upstairs.
The kits are relatively cheap. The cost is in the ink for your printer and 20 - 30 pages of matte photo paper..
.... and the finished product.
All it needs now is a spot on the layout next to a laneway, a barbed wire fence and paddock, a couple of gum trees and a holden ute. And I might get away with it. :) Voila! A country Victorian corner pub.
I sat the half built pub section on Garahbara and I might just get away with it. :)