At some point, way back in the annals-of-time, Jimmy purchased the structure line from White River. Just prior to that event, the previous owner had evidently been trying to liquidate the structures on eBay. I seem to recall it was a bit of a bargain, but Jimmy now sells the kit for less so who knows. Anyway, like many kits it sat on the shelf for a while. Over a year ago I drug it out and discovered that it was missing an entire sheet of wood, specifically the parts in the red circle.
This is somewhat old news, and at the time Jimmy offered to replace the part even though I did not purchase the kit from him. Very generous, but I was not willing to accept the offer. So I improvised. New panels were fabricated from offcuts, board-on-board construction.
or to be strictly accurate Starbucks coffee stirrers on Popsicle stick construction.
This seemed like a good idea at the time, affording some bracing, but proved to have a slight problem. Namely that my new panels are thicker than the original milled wood and so some surgery/on-the-fly modifications had to be made.
Anyway, weeks later I have an end result
except it really is not an end result as it needs a ton of weathering. I am particularly pleased at how the sub walls came out, and rather like some of the gaps. These are going to look great with some sand spilling out. At some point I will build my new peninsula, which will have the Scotty Mason Roundhouse and this fine structure as part of a small engine servicing terminal.
Anyway, the main message here is that all is not lost if you have a kit that is missing an apparent key part. Just improvise and have fun.