Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Small House for the Doll House - Other Houses Post Summer 2018

Some stagers prefer to put a tiny house into their tiny house, it's a cute finishing touch. The pictures in this post are from vintage foreign train set houses. These were so popular from the 50's through the 70's amongst hobby enthusiasts. I speculate if I was hobbying in that time, I would have been into these. They are about 2-3 inches in size, sometimes smaller, and often meant to go into larger diorama scenes like train sets. I built a few of these as a kid such as a Howard Johnson restaurant and I think a farmhouse. The main manufacturers are Bachmann and Faller.







Sunday, June 17, 2018

Disassembly and Repainting Video Tutorial

Not by me, but it gives you a working idea of what to do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctinnMRmmKM


It's an excellent example of refurbishing a pink 1980's Barbie A Frame Play House

Bring back an old garage sale find to it's original sparkle!


One of the things I love the most about these houses is the play of light upon it. It seems to glow in the afternoon sunlight.