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This rambling blog is about building a simple layout in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Simple resin barn

Müllers Bruchbuden make some really neat vernacular buildings for anyone interested in modelling Franconia and I make no apologies for returning to Martin's products, they are excellent.

This simple kit of a fachwerk barn is rather appropriate for the diorama as it originates from the Wiesenttal near Forcheim.

The barn really needs extra pieces to support the roof panels and the corners, extra foamboard profiles were cut and glued into place with two-part epoxy. The elastic band and wooden sections apply even pressure whilst the glue sets for at least 24hrs.

The roof in place  - the Milky Bar barn

And nicely painted


  1. Less is often more with backscenes. Unless you're an artist keep 'em simple. A bad backdrop can and often does spoil a layout.
    Look like you have the right approach Tim.

  2. Tim, these clouds are lovely. Cheers Peer

  3. Very nice, Tim. Subtile, as my old mate would call it!

  4. I'm of the opinion that too much backscene detracts from the layout, and more so the running of trains. If ones main interest was photography, and you want plenty of 'atta boys' in magazines / Forum, then that is a different matter!


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