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.
I prefer the railway scale hO/H0 (1:87) or 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, Ragg's...To Riches, ITLA Scale Models Inc. 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.
McCabe's "HYDE PULP MILL"
The Hyde Pulp mill is a divisom of John McCabe's Lumber company in ho-scale (1:87). The complex consists of eight buildings, a storage tank, and a riverside dock. Kit by B.T.S.
Limited run "ATLAS GORGE"
The ultimative limited kit 2020 by FOS Scale Models. Incredible scene of an old mill sitting above the huge
Atlas Gorge It’s distinct and prominent tower, defines its landmark status.
Limited run "Rose Walsh Smelter"
Huge hO-Scale kit by Rags To Rich's. Incredible site of the old "Rose Walsh smelter". Kit with over 3000
parts - the ultimative craftsman kit!
Old grainmill at "MARTIN MACHINE Co."
Limited craftsman kit of an old machine factory situated in an old grain mill by South River
Modelwors in ho-scale. Great kit made of laser cut wood, plaster and many fine details in an amazing diorama!
Brickstone industry building "ALLSTATE MACHINE PARTS"
Craftsman kit of an old brickstone factory by ITLA Scale Models Inc. in ho-scale. Great kit made of laser
cut wood with incredible brick design and many fine details. Buildable in different configurations!
The hunting castle "Falkeneck" is a beautiful kit of an old, typical German style castle from Company Gebr. Faller
GmbH in ho-scale, built with modifications and painting and placed on a diorama.
"PRO PATRIA MILL" IN SILVERTON
The ultimative kit of the legendary old gold mill in Silverton by Banta Modelworks. Incredible old
wooden mill sitting on a mountain slope. Huge kit made of more than 400 laser cut parts and 800 wooden strips!
Limited Christmas kit 2020 by Carolina Craftsman Kits (CCK) in ho-scale (1:87) made of lasercut
wood, carton, plastic and white metal in a small diorama!
Chapel & Graveyard "RIVER BEND CHAPEL"
Wonderful designed kit by FOS Scale Models. A wonderful piece of art - incredible kind of architecture of an
old wooden church with small cemetery.
Limited "RUST ROCK FALLS"
2019 limited run Kit by FOS Scale Models in hO-scale showing the huge millwork sitting on top of the rocks,
between water and waterfalls. Huge diorama with fine details.
Sawmill site "TWIN MILLS AT DEER CREEK"
Award winning kit by SierraWest Scale Models in hO-scale representing a huge sawmill structure at
the mill pond in a huge diorama full of life and details.
Legendary "BARBOSE MINING Co. MILL"
Kit by Foggy Mountain Models. Incredible old wooden mill in o-scale 1:48. Huge kit made of laser cut parts,
wooden strips and resin parts.
"Hexenloch Mühle" - a beautiful old watermill located located in the Black Forrest, Germany. Kit from Gebr. Faller
GmbH made of plastic in ho-scale with modifications and painting.
A watermill structure "ANTIETAM MILLWORK"
"Antietam Millwork" is a craftsmak kit of a watermill by Carolina Craftsman Kits (CCK) in hO-scale.
Both structures are located at a small river and are connected with the loading dock and roof..
Huge sawmill site "McCABE LUMBER Co."
The huge complex of the McCabe Lumber Co. is including the huge Slatyforlk Sawmill and many other structures. All kits by B.T.S.
"BLACKVILLE MACHINERY Co."
My own little factory - a scratch build kit by World in Scale Models in hO-scale made of wood, resin and white metal. The structure shows an old factory without real origin. Basic
parts of Fos Scale Models.
Beginning of the "EAGLES LANDING"
Part of Carolina Craftsman Kits (CCK) waterline structure series in hO-scale showing several
structures on a pier, connected by bridges and stairs.
"CARTWRIGHT's MACHINE SHOP"
George Sellios' kit of Cartwright's Machine Shop by Fine Scale Miniatures (FSM). The kit of the water mill is full of finest details made of wood, white metal and plaster. FSM is
not existing anymore today.
"MUD FLAP CAFE & TRUCKSTOP"
The Mud Flap Cafe - a typical of truck stops in the 1940's and beyond. A typical landmark for hO truck drivers, a typical scenery on the Route 66 by FOS Scale Models.
"A CHRISTMAS TALE"
A Christmas Diorama with structures from Gebr. Faller GmbH in ho-scale (1:87) made of painted and weathered
plastic, wood and more in a winter diorama full of snow.
"ANHALTER BAHNHOF BERLIN"
Huge model of the former mainstation at Berlin Kreuzberg in scale 1:160. Huge model kit made of laser cut carton, paper and foil from German company Stadt im Modell
SCENES OF A WESTERN ROAD
Several buildings from Banta Models in a diorama of a Western Road. CHILLERY'S CAFE & RUBIE'S SALOON
are the first buildings. More to come soon in a diorama in hO-scale.