R e n o v a t i o n  J o u r n a l


Landwirtschaftliches Gebäude mit Zubehör


Faller  191779




28.1 ~ Postal delivery

(December 21, 2022)


Today a huge parcel arrived by DHL, containg a.o. an agricultural building with accessories.

The building itself is meant as addition to the Fachwerkhaus in the far left hand corner of the layout.

The accessories are very suitable for the Mittelaltermarket near Schloss Cochem.






28.2 ~ Unboxing and painting

(December 21, 2022)




Since Vallejo is also traded by Faller, I finally ordered this Paint Stand. About time...

Old and new bottles are now neatly arranged, waiting for the next kit. 









28.3 ~ The Horse Pump

(December 23, 2022)


This kit has all kinds of attributes as an addition.
But I no longer need a crucifix. Hence the idea to make a water pump to water horses.

From the set of tower points ('Turmspitzen', Faller 180854) and the remaining horse head of my three-legged Artitec horse,

the following miniature was created, suitable for the Mittelaltermarkt at Schloss Cochem.








Testing its position at the Hof in front of Schloss Cochem





28.4 ~ More painting and weathering...

(December 24, 2022 )







And finally some dry white brushing to top it off.







28.5 ~ Construction

(December 25, 2022)











Although I wanted to keep the lighting to a minimum, I couldn't resist the temptation to install an extra outdoor lamp and thus provide the courtyard with some extra lighting.




28.6 ~ Relocation of the residential house

(December 30, 2022)



Since both buildings will be too close together, I am forced to move the house to the back.

This meant that I also had to adjust the environment and remove most of the terrain.

Now wood glue, as strong as it is, dissolves in water again, so that the house remained undamaged.






28.7 ~ Adaptations

(December 30, 2022)


As expected from Faller, certain kits are released in parts.

The item 191779 for the Cochemer Bahn is essentially part of both a farmhouse (Faller 130370 viz. 191743) and a seasonal vine tavern (Faller 191715).


Faller 191743 


Faller 191715


For that reason, this kit contained several parts that are not used, but that I could use, such as wooden slats for half-timbering.

In this way, the bare walls could be somewhat embellished.



Since this section has a flat wall and the bargeboards are missing, I made them with balsa.  






An additional door was made of balsa wood.




And this is how it looks after completion...







28.8 ~ Application to the module

(December 31, 2022)  








Initially I wanted to try to damage as little of the terrain as possible.

But given the irregularities and color differences, I still decided to remove the entire inner area down to the base plate with a chisel.





28.9 ~ The New Courtyard

(Januari 1, 2023)













28.10 ~ Attributes

(Januari 3, 2023)



With small pieces soft tissue a made a pair of trousers...


...while the pleats of the original pants have been filed away. The door will be put in position later...




Faller specially sent me a missing doghouse for the half-timbered house (130226), which is positioned at the side of the house,

inhabited by the Dachshund. This larger version however was included with this model (191770), meant for Max.


Because I won't be using the woodwork from this kit anyway, I can use it to make two tables for the MIttelaltermarkt.



These wine barrels will be found back at the market square lateron.



I knew these parts somehow have to do with cheese making or butchery.

However, the manual of this particular kit says nothing about them, so they are obviously meant for another kit (which turned out to be Faller 180 449).

Therefor, I asked Faller Kundenservice for an explanation and at the same time wrote an email to several cheese farms and museums.


Just lovely gadgets to use at the Mittelaltermarkt.













The museums couldn't help me any further on the cheese making attribues.

However, on Monday January 9, 2023 I received an email from Faller regarding my request for further information.

It was all I needed to know regarding the specific parts, as well as the additional manual to assemble the other parts.

I'm not generous with praise, but Faller takes their Kundernservice very seriously.



Sehr geehrter Herr Osterthun,

Die Zubehörteile sollen folgendes darstellen:

1A:         Käsetisch

1B:         Schlachttisch / Schlachtschragen (Metzger)

1C:         Schnitzbank / Ziehbank

1D:         Hobelbank (Schreinertisch)

1E:          Butterfaß

1F:          Könnte ein Käsekessel mit einer Käseharfe sein

Zu den Teilen 4/22 bis 4/26. Siehe Anleitung Artikel 180449 auf Seite 2 (B).

Wir hoffen die Informationen helfen Ihnen weiter, bei Fragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.





28.11 ~ Vegetation: foliage, lavender and hydrangea

(Januari 4, 2023)



In addition to the many boxes of Noch and Heki that I have been using so far, I now also have two variants of Faller.

However, this material is tougher to tear then Heki, and it carries less green to the fibers.



In any case, the lavender is very successful. I did update the too much green later with brown,

because lavender usually has a woody inner structure compared to the green twigs that carry the soft purple flowers.





Just this one place I had in mind for a strip of lavender...



When decorating, I went through various boxes and found several gadgets that certainly fit this winery.
Remarkably, this old Kibri signboard bore the inscription: 'Weinkastell'. That was the deciding factor.

A nice decoration for the fairly bare wall, although the half-timbering and the shrubs made it look nice and cozy.


Especially the child in typical early 1900s clothing, wearing an apron and this bow in her hair, how lovely and most fitting!



Behind the wall is the third wheel with a broken spoke, which once belonged to the Artitec beer wagon, which is now in the yard!

These are the details that dot the i's and cross the t's. 






28.12 ~ Even at the back

(Januari 4, 2023)


In addition to the lavender bushes mentioned above, the hydrangeas are also a beautiful creation by Faller.










28.13 ~ Preparations at the Cochemer Bahn

(Januari 5, 2023)


This morning I started to provide the old city wall - which originally marked the edge of the vineyard and the end of the model railway -

with an engraved stone structure on the outside. With the extension of this module, it is imperative.














I know, part of it will soon disappear underground behind the wine cellar.

Which reminds me of the Western Wall of the Old City in Jerusalem, which is also two-thirds underground. 


Since I got this small set with forest animals, I was thinking about the quick brown fox,

not "jumping over the lazy dog", but 'who spoils the vineyard'.

I think to put him on top of the city wall, after the Song of Solomon 2, 15"

"Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards..."




28.14 ~ And finally...

(Januari 5, 2023)


With some final painting I call it a day and I can declare this module 'ready'.




The German Shepherd Max has changed owners and has been transferred from the station to the wine farm.








28.15 ~ Outdoors...

(Januari 6, 2023)


On request of Leo Cheung I made some pictures outdoors.



















On January 12, 2023, the illumination was finished.



A little Monet-ish...



And in broad daylight...











Frits Osterthun © 7.1.2023

Last update: 12.3.2023