Tilled earth, tractors, cows, horses, wagons, people, crops and fruit trees are just a few of the many items a modeler can include with the rural landscape. But missing no more are really good barns and farmhouses in laser cut kits by Faller and Archistories. The recent release of two versions of a farmhouse and barn come from Archistories and include framework construction as does the earlier release by Faller. But Marklin too released a barn (slaughterhouse) with suggested stucco construction. So thus far there are many farm buildings with Archistories receiving the big award for Best in Show!
Archistories “Kallental” (ARC-405171) and “Dorpeder” (ARC-406171)
Faller Bauernhaus (282785)
Marklin 89791 (slaughterhouse including accessories not pictured)
Photo 1: Hartum (village near Hille, Germany)
Photo 2: Hille. Uphoff (note steam tractor)
Photo 3: Horstmeyer. Hille
Photo 4: Hille. Meyers (seed company? note: large barrels, crates and merchants)
Photo 5: Hille. Burmester (note: white wash chipping off stucco suggesting age)
Photo 6: Hille. Wilhelmy (note: farmhouse with stucco and barn with brick in fill framework construction)
Photo 7: Hille. Horstmeyer (note: muddied path with puddle)
Photo 8: Hille. Bormeyer (note: barn with whitewashed brick in fill and fruit trees planted alongside barn)
Siding: MBZ building kits are available from Reynauld’s in IL, they feature numerous rural buildings and farmsteads but purchasing can be delayed for many months due to small production never the less they maybe of interest to certain themed layouts.
Good luck and have fun!