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Halftimbered chicken shack

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:49 pm
by mad gerald
G'evening all,

I was just in the mood, showing my freshly half finished halftimbered chicken shack I was working on the last months:


The framework is made of 2mm limewood (on 5mm pinewood), treated with instant wood stain and highly watered down watercolour, filled with real bricks (scale 1:22,5 = each approx. 10,7 x 5,1 x 3,2 mm) ...

The former chicken shack, opening for chickens has been closed with some wooden planks :), will be part of my future layout called Gutshof Uhlenbuettel (Uhlenbuettel Estate) ...

In case of interest the whole building report so far can be found here ... unfortunately only in German * - sorry for this inconvenience ... :oops: ...

* ... but it has enough pics which explain the building process

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:42 am
by KEG
A scale figure in the picture would help to get an idea of the seize.

The door looks very wide, the boards quite large in relation to the timber of the building. If the cat hole is the entrance for chicken, it should have a lockable flap to keep wild animals out during nighttime.

I would not trust the diagonal bracing in the left. Most of the time these ended in the corners of the verrtical timber.

The building front still needs some bricks or stone under the base to isolate it against ground moisture.

The bricks look good, but the mortar near the timber sticks out too far. As a matter of fact it looks like huge gaps. It might need another wash with mortar.

Have Fun


Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:42 am
by Moronguhl
That is looking lovely MG! I especially like the unevenness of the bricks (both top to bottom and in and out) and the repair work is very nice as well. Nice muted pallet too so it looks realistic. Keep it up!

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:15 am
by greengiant
I like this a lot and look forward to seeing the layout.
I do agree with some of the observations of KEG.


Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:17 am
by chris stockdale
Hmm. I think I almost envy those chickens...


Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:45 am
by KEG
Wait untill you see MG´s chicken. They run arround wearing tin hats because they don´t trust the building front.

Happy chicken are living in old railroad cars.


These had to move out some years ago, since they meanwhile restored the Heeresfeldbahnwagen from WW 1 and run it at the Feldbahnmuseum Oekoven.

Have Fun


Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:42 pm
by mad gerald
"... Can I have 50 pound to mend the shed ... ?" (Monty Python)


Hi all,

thanks for your interest and kind words ... even Juergen is in an Advent seasonal, conciliatory mood and found some nice words ...

Please be asured that there IS a prototype for everything ... (regarding the uttered doubts concerning the stability) ... i. e. for the door ...