R e n o v a t i o n  J o u r n a l  24


Martinstor at Schloss Cochem | Martins Tower



Martinstor in Freiburg




24.1 ~ The Concept... after an idea of Facebook

July 20-28, 2022


A follower of my Facebook posts came up with the idea to place Faller's Martinstor at the front of Schloss Cochem,

trusting that I would make something beautiful out of it and thus give Schloss Bran my own touch.



Although I found this idea too massive at first, the thought did not let go of me.

So, at the beginning of July I took the plunge and ordered Faller's Martinstor.



Afterwards this FB friend came up with modified suggestions, using photo's  of the CB.





Chapter 24.2 ~ Unboxing the Martinstor


July 20th









Chapter 24.2 ~ Painting in accordance with Schloss Cochem


If you have read the previous reports, you now know which method I use regarding the painting and aging of classical buildings.



The stone fittings differ slightly from the castle in terms of basic color, due to the addition of orange.

The stucco gets the same gray base.






For the copper roof I use a mixture of bronze and green




Chapter 24.3 ~ Weathering

21/7 - 22/7








Chapter 24.4 ~ Construction

23/7 - 24/7



Faller did not yet prescribe specific tunnel lighting in the 1980s.

The hole in this ceiling is for the identical part at the top of the tower, where a Faller lamp with fitting can be placed.

However, I did add a small light to it to create a luminescent atmosphere.



My very last dome of the Viessmann lanterns...



No glass windows are prescribed for the windows. I think it's worth closing them anyway.








At this stage I am curious how the tower relates to the whole of the castle... 





Various possibilities are reviewed...




Chapter 24.5 ~ To the Top







... and at nght again a preview with fitting and measuring





Chapter 24.6 ~ Finishing up!










Chapter 24.7 ~ Preview










Last Update:

Frits Osterthun 1.8.2022