As a modeler of a modern logging railroad, I'm finding it hard to find accurate structures for my period. For instance, it is hard to find good quality models of an American gas station or mini-mart. Most models made by american companies are of gas stations from a much bygone era. I have found myself going to European manufacturers to get more correct looking models to fit on my railroad, though they may require some modification. For instance, for my 7-11 which will be in the Lumber Mill town of Onalaska, WA, I will be using a Faller Aldi Supermarket. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/272-130339 I will modify it by putting up 7-11 signs, shingle type roffing, new paint job, and other details to make it more 'American.' So the next time you need a more up to date building, check out the European counterpart, they just might have what you need.