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Postby Alexanderrainer » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:51 am

Hello all,

I'm planning to continue my Gn15 works and consider about a small furniture factory for chairs, table's etc., coming raw materials in and nearly finished furnitures out.

Does anybody have an idea, how to make or how to gather furnitures?

Best regards

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:11 pm

I do not know if there is a 1:24 scale dolls house market in Gemany but if you search the web you may find some links
1:12 seems to be the most popular in UK.
A great deal of furniture and house fittings are made for the dolls house market and some firms produce drawings of furniture as well kits to make.
If I find any links for 1:24 I will post.

I like the idea :!: :!: it could be a very interesting project.

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Postby commerlad » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:31 pm

Hi, Here are some links I regularly use to trawl for free printable downloads of buildings, bridges etc (There's nothing I have not found yet)

http://miniatures.about.com/od/miniatur ... ldings.htm

about 400 + links from this page alone.Some are of particular railway interest, others are for dolls houses and so on.
And for more then try

http://www.cardfaq.org/faq/freeb.html

PS As I have already put on here (different thread) A wheel type paper guillotine is a great boon for straight cut lines (You can even do quite thin length way strips great for strapping or then cutting into smaller lengths for lintels over doors and windows) In both paper and plasticard.

PPs if you don't like making them in card you can always use them as cutting plans for plasticard or other preferred methods.

PPPS Just remember that even if a scale is given you can always resize it.

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Postby KEG » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:50 pm

I´d check the German Large Scale magazines for sources or instructions.

I can recommend this company: http://www.paulo.de/epages/15352356.sf/ ... 0(2m%20LGB)%22/Einrichtung

Preiser and Pola offer furniture.

You can ask at the various papercraft forums. e.G. here:

http://www.kartonmodell-forum.org/forum/

At Ebay you can find suitable furniture for little money:


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Postby chris krupa » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:11 am

The British firm Maple Street Miniatures has a large range of 24th scale furniture, ready made and in kit form. They have a very good free catalogue too.

maplestreet.co.uk

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Postby matt » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:57 pm

our local sue ryder shop sells brand new dolls house furniture - they will probably have it in their other stores

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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:34 pm

matt wrote:our local sue ryder shop sells brand new dolls house furniture - they will probably have it in their other stores


But I think you will find it is 1/12th

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Postby Ian-IoM » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:50 pm

Molly's House Miniatures do a good range of 1/24 scale furniture and might be worth a look: http://www.mollys-house.co.uk/

It's a UK site but in the ordering info it says "I welcome orders from customers overseas, however payment must be made through paypal."
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Postby altterrain » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:16 pm

The everydaygoodz chinese ebay sellers who have the cheap figures also sell some furniture sets -
http://toys.shop.ebay.com/G-Scale-/19151/i.html?_catref=1&_dmpt=Model_RR_Trains&_fln=1&_ipg=&_ssn=everydaygoodz&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:20 pm

Hallo Alexanderrainer,

Können Sie, wenn Sie das Teil, das Möbel einen hergestellt wird dieser Installationssätze kaufen lassen möchten. Sie sind sehr einfach zu bilden und würden eine gute Last für Ihre Guterwagen bilden.

http://www.mollys-house.co.uk/p/product ... ture+Kit+/

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Hi Alexanderrainer,

You can if you want to have part made furniture, buy one of these kits. They are very easy to make and would make a good load for your wagons.
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Postby Woodworm » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:43 pm

Hello Alex,
Maybe I can help you. What standard? What furniture and how many pieces do you need? In 1:12, I've built a lot of furniture. In other benchmarks, I can tell you even build something. Examples on my website.
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Vielleicht kann ich dir helfen. Welchen Maßstab ? Welche Möbel und wieviel stück brauchst Du? In 1:12 habe ich schon viele Möbel gebaut. In anderen Maßstäben kann ich dir auch etwas bauen. Beispiele auf meiner Homepage.
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Postby michael » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:45 am

Hi Alex, My thoughts about your question, If you want to show a factory that makes furniture,
a]The factory will be accepting raw materials to use in the construction of the furniture. (A loading dock with raw materials)
b]The finished furniture will be shipped in crates and shipping containers.(a loading dock full of crates) I would not imagine that the furniture would be visible.
c]The factory might have a showroom.(a view through a window)
d]If your intent is to show the manufacturing of the furniture then a model showing the production floor would be appropriate.
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Re: Furniture

Postby Matthi205 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:10 am

Alexanderrainer wrote:Hello all,

I'm planning to continue my Gn15 works and consider about a small furniture factory for chairs, table's etc., coming raw materials in and nearly finished furnitures out.

Does anybody have an idea, how to make or how to gather furnitures?

Best regards

Alex

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Postby Pitbull » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:41 am

Try Playmobil. May need some detailing, but is cheap and can be obtained from almost any toy shop.

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Postby Woodworm » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:04 pm

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Postby KEG » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:20 pm

OK, bring me some wood and I´ll build you the furniture

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Found the workbench and tools in a Spanish 1 : 20 kit (19th Century Shipyard)
Unfortunately they don´t seem to make kits like this anymore. Got mine at Ebay years ago, when they still accepted Deutschmarks in this country.

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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:52 pm

Hi,
Have you tried the very old Hobbies shop at http://www.alwayshobbies.com/Store/Dolls-Houses
they've been trading since 1895.

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Postby underworld » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:00 am

KEG wrote:OK, bring me some wood and I´ll build you the furniture

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Found the workbench and tools in a Spanish 1 : 20 kit (19th Century Shipyard)
Unfortunately they don´t seem to make kits like this anymore. Got mine at Ebay years ago, when they still accepted Deutschmarks in this country.

Have fun

Juergen



Hallo Juergen,

Awesome shop you have!!!


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Postby Korschtal » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:35 am

KEG wrote:Got mine at Ebay years ago, when they still accepted Deutschmarks in this country.

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Postby KEG » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:38 pm

Today I´d buy the Pola furniture. They accept Euro


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Postby Fab » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:05 am

I use remains of wood veneer: hard to find, but very easy to work with.

Years ago I've made small funiture with 3mm plywood. Once it's varnished it looks great.

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Spanish "1:20 Shipyard" kits

Postby Pitbull » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:28 am

These kits are still available from Scheuer & Strüver in Hamburg. European model builders should try there.
Further information can be had at
http://www.moduni.de

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Postby KEG » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:05 am

Which kits? Please send link on the product.
The firm filed for insolvency recently, so they became a bit slow.

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Postby Alexanderrainer » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:07 pm

Hello all,

many many thanks for all your input, ideas etc. Sorry for not answering immediately due to job, bass playing, rabbits etc.

Yes, Michael, I'm indeed considering the layout for coming in raw material, woods and stuff but NOT showing the finished products. My thoughts are circulating around a possible, fantastical very first IKEA factory and store with the typical idea of "do it yourself" packages. This would bring me away from furniture in 1:22,5 scale.

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Postby michael » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:00 am

Ah yes Alexander, that would give you the opportunity to make some larger shipping crate Printies (good for the next Tome, Hint, Hint)
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