R e n o v a t i o n  J o u r n a l



13.1 ~ A l t s t a d t m a u e r

(Faller 130401)






C a p t a t i o   B e n e v o l e n t i a e



Since I was working on the Altstadt Renovation (see Chapter 8.3), I had to move the Kibri Tower aside, behind the houses.

While looking at it in a glimpse, all of a sudden, I was struck by the idea

that this never-ending-story of I-never-knew-how-to-fill-in-the-backyards now finally gets a purpose.


Ever since I caught sight of this set of walls, which is absolutely in line with the Klingentorturm, I have great expectations of its fitting.

The box arrived on Friday, February 5, ordered online only one day before.





13.2 ~ Introduction




Ever since I started the Town Expansion and finished the Klingentorturm, I couldn't take my eye off this kit.

This old wall will shield the city on the west side, along behind the houses until it meets the Klingentorturm.




13.3 ~ Unboxing the box!

Saturday, September  4,j2021


Although the box has been in my possession for several months, today I am ready to open it.

Especially now that I have to make about 120 vines for the vineyard in the near future, some variety is so nice.

Besides, my jar of beige paint mix could be drying up a bit...






That virginal feeling when opening a new adventure where everything is neatly packed.

The Wehrturm and Altsdtadmauer are even packaged separately.






I had exactly the same feeling as when I started at the Klingentorturm. The painting proces is similar.




I don't like the white. I therefor choose cast iron windows.



Soms days later...

(September 8, 2021)



Even if the Fachwerk was white yet, I gave it an ivory coating.




To match the Klingentorturm, I again opted for green-black woodwork. 



The spire was 'too plastic green', so it became brass.





The next day, I was checking things out at the layout and I decided on the spot that the city wall needed more space,

to prevent it from becoming too cramped behind the houses and the Lindau Rathaus to come.

The Cochemer Bahn was therefore 5 centimeters wider. That is to say... it might get a little wider as well.



So that part had to be cut off. 





The Klingentortorm continues to inspire me and obliges me to turn the square into something convincingly beautiful.



How this square is going to look in due time...





If the painting of this tower was fun, the construction itself was a sheer annoyance... alas.

Probably since this is in effect one of the models from the 1960's...?







The very same crest is found on the Klingentorturm




Although this small gatekeeper's house was initially intended for the city wall, I noticed that it did not immediately fit into the whole.
On closer inspection, it turns out to be a perfect addition to the monastery complex.

The tower itself will most likely be given a different location than planned.






Fit and measure.

And again fitting and measuring...

Which means that this cosy gatekeeper's house gets a completely different purpose

(which is told in Chapter 12):



In the meantime, my workplace looks something like this...





Since I purchased the Turmhaus (Faller 130402) on September 14th after all, I was forced to build a wider foundation.




Because of the fragility of the city wall and the piece of nature, especially during relocations, I applied a wooden strip along the side.





Not a day went by without me thinking about the order in which the wall sections would fit best.

It was already clear that these two towers would be the ends.



According to an idea nof Yuri Kovalev,  I used wooden planks as paneling for this tower. 



Inspiring work of Yuri Kovalev


The Turmhaus itself is adjusted likewise.



 With this I finally thought I had all seven parts of the wall in the right order. But it wouldn't stay that way for long...

Neverthelesss, on September 27th these four pictures were 'liked' over 300 times in 48 hours on FB.




These walls are undoubtedly inspired by the originals of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.




September 28th was the day to get things fixed and glued.



When I started building the Cochemer Bahn in 1992, this part of the city wall marked the edge of the layout.

With the recent expansion, I had to find a suitable connection from this sawn-off piece. I solved it with a wall and door.

(The smal strips of slates are remnants of the Forsthaus).





October 1 1was the day to do all the wiring for illuminating the city wall.






The whole town at night





Frits Osterthun 21.9.2022

Last update: 1.2.2023