MONUMENTS OF FORGOTTEN TIMES - Buildings, properties and industrial plants as they hardly exist today, but
which should be remembered here in an artistic way. Settled in the first half of the 19th century, such buildings and facilities can hardly be found today. The unique architecture and optics
should be saved from being forgotten as a model. Buildings that, like their models, are made of wood, lavishly painted and realistically aged can be found in their original scenery - in lifelike
dioramas, which without exception reflect the time of the last century and thus artistically memorialize the architecture and construction methods of that time.
The scale of these dioramas is primarily the railway scale hO/H0 (1:87), the larger scale o (1:48) and, in a few
exceptions, the smaller scale N (1:160). As with the real buildings, the models are largely made in the same construction method and the same materials - made of wood and plaster. Resin or metal
is only used in a few exceptions. These models have their origins as so-called "Craftsman kits" in America and are less known in Germany. In addition to the main components made of wood (laser
cut, milling technology or individual strip wood), other parts are made of plasterm but also resin, plastic, white metal, cardboard and paper could be included. Countless decorative items
complement most of these kits and bring the scenery to life. Well-known manufacturers are, for example, SierraWest Scale
Models, FOS Scale Models, Bar
Mills Models, Carolina Craftsman Kits, American Model Builders, Foggy Mountain Models, Banta Model Works or B.T.S. & Master
Creations or the no more existing companies such as South River Model Works or Fine
Scale Miniatures by the legendary George Sellios. Some further models made of plastic are coming from the well known German manufaturers Gebr. Faller GmbH, Kibri & Vollmer which are all typical suppliers
of German structures for model railways (Modellbahn / Modelleisenbahn), coming in pre-colored plastic and require painting and weathering for a realistic look.
Limited kit by Ragg's...To Riches of a smelter in ho-scale. Huge kit made of laser cut wood, several
buildings and more than 3000 parts!