Still it had a compelling quality. The chapel’s raw character and dynamic presence belied its size, measuring just 18″ tall, minus a spire that used to cap the steeple. (In this photo the steam-powered tin table saw figure is 4″ tall, about right for the 5-1/2″- tall chapel entrance). It dawned on me that this was more than just a model or a plaything. The steeple was removable and there was a mysterious sliding floor set into grooves in the side walls. I took it home for twenty bucks and set it on a shelf.