R e n o v a t i o n J o u r n a l 25
Extension 3: Auhagen Stadttor
Construction of the Auhagen Market Tower
Q3/ 2 0 2 2
2018: Prelude (Part 1) - Prelude (Part 2)
2019: Part 1 ~ Part 2
2020: Part 3 ~ Part 4 ~ Part 5 ~ Part 6 ~ Part 7
2021: Part 8a ~ Part 8b ~ Part 8c ~ Part 9 ~ Part 10 ~ Part 11 ~ Part 12 ~ Part 13 ~ Part 14 ~ Part 15
2022: Part 16 ~ Part 17 ~ Part 18 ~ Part 19 ~ Part 20 ~ Part 21 ~ Part 22 ~ Part 23 ~ Part 24 ~ Part 25 ~ Part 26 ~ Part 27 ~ Part 28
Chapter 29 ~ Fachwerkturm
Chapter 30 ~ Vineyard Watchtower
Chapter 31 ~ Animals in the Forest
Chapter 25.1 ~ Another tower in town
July 22, 2022
Since there are no more towers and gates on offer for the H0 scale, I finally focused on this goal of Auhagen.
I had my strong reserves, not only because it is an unknown and expensive brand to me, but also because the building is classified for both the H0 and TT scale.
The molds of this building set are from
the old DDR brand Vero. Auhagen has taken over all of Vero's molds.
In those days the Vero model cost DM 8,90. For me the very same Auhagen
version took me € 29,90.
In those days the Vero model cost DM 8,90. For me the very same Auhagen version took me € 29,90.
July 22nd, a parcel was delivered with both Stadtturm (Auhagen 12 342) and the extra wall needed (Faller 130404).
Both were painted and built simultaneously.
Chapter 25.2 ~ Painting and weathering
July 30-31, 2022
For the dull gray wall decoration - a kind of soldier or knight - I used a mix of green, copper and wood grain.
The fixed formula is used consistently and persistently: after the base color follows lasur and dry whitening.
For the stone work I chose some dark old English red this time, also knwon as carmine red.
Downright boring, not...?!
Chapter 25.2 ~ Putting the thing together
August 1, 2022
After some hesitation, I installed a light. You never know...
Although it is a fairly simple kit, the color scheme and aging should do the trick. As usual...
Arriving at this stage, I had a bright idea. Or actually it was just a coincidence...
Do you remember the Martinstor's halfway house from Chapter 24?
This part was useless in the cupboard, because it does not fit in any part of the Cochemer Bahn.
Until I briefly put it next to it and... lightning struck.
It fits great, both in shape and color scheme.
This is where I thought I would put it. The poles have now also been installed.
However, I found the wall very thin. because at the Martinstor this house is placed against a different facade.
That's why I opted for a small reinforcement. Remnants of a wall or a house? Who's to say?
Finally, some greenery on the street and against the wall, and I call it... FINISHED!
Towers and turrets everywhere.
In addition, I bought he extension Faller 130404, which was constructed from July 29th until August 3 2022
My hunch was confirmed last week, when I read that the wall parts of Faller 130400-130404 were indeed inspired by the walls of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
How funny it is... and how fitting.
Frits Osterthun © 9.1.2023