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 Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2016 05:57 pm
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I like the little sag in the roof line--seldom modeled--and then taken to excess, unless the building is the very last stages of decay.

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 Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2016 06:24 pm
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Herb,

This kit is really something.

The learning curve was really steep but it was pure pleasure because everything fitted first time and it provides the opportunity to try new skills, something that I thought lost.

In a world in which we expect to 'buy' our way out of trouble, this made me think and dig deep, ultimately it has been a very rewarding experience and reminds me of the reasons why I got into modelling.

Having finished one building, I just couldn't wait to begin the second*, if only to further push myself.

Finally, they are do not cost much.

*I will share building the rural cottage.

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 Posted: Mon May 2nd, 2016 08:05 pm
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Building looks great, but can it stand the forces of train? :)

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The Schrebergärten population have changend, however. More and more they are taken over by Turks and Russians ( many of them with German ancestors ) who exert the same diligence in keeping their gardens in shape.



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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2016 04:54 pm
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Alte Türen in Franken -  Bamberg has always been somewhere special, an affair that has lasted for over thirty years and shows no signs of cooling.
These doors are all located in Bamberg and each has an individual character, therefore the awful door offered by Stangel for Dorfstrasse 7 had to be replaced.




And this is the replacement, it also has character. 



Is anyone still following my excursion into Franconia?


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The potting shed (and compost bin)



For those who weather and distress everything, my approach may be out of step but it must be remembered that for many, the garden is their main hobby and the shed is kept in pristine order. Therefore no 'olde tyme' buildings unless they are intended to be abandoned and everything is pretty neat on Pottendorf. 

The shed started life as a chicken hut, a window was added from a Ferrero-Rocher box and strips of white-label whilst the handle is Addie. Other add-ons are Ship Cook's matches that raise the shed above the ground and a corrugated roof. The compost bin is created around a lump of blue foam covered in used tea leaves.

I enjoy creating the small details and hope to share the latest update of the garden, now that the fence is in place and the soil is being built-up around the vegetables.



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''Anyone still following?''

Yes Tim- not to worry 

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Still watching with interest Tim.
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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2016 08:43 am
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Bob,

Just in case, you might be wondering why I publish on Freerails and not Gauge O Guild, it is simply a matter of arbitrary moderation.

Moving on,

I recently bought some tools and other gardening bits for the allotment diorama from an outfit called S&D Models - despite the claim to be O scale, most bits were better suited to 1:32. The watering can was only suitable if Hercules was employed as a gardener and their fawcett scaled out at over 15" long.

Can anyone recommend a manufacturer of O scale gardening tools?


Thanks to 'They Might be Giants'

Tim

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 07:22 am
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I wasn't wondering Tim. Like you I post on a few forums, the guild site has a limited audience. Some things I do are more of an interest elsewhere.

Here is a local maker of castings.
http://kerrobymodels.info/o-scale-detail-parts-general.html

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