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Mark5

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Stoked about the Lancaster house! Very much in the style of rural Virginia and points north and south (and likely west) of there:

https://www.walthers.com/lancaster-farm-house-kit-2-1-2-x-3-1-4-x-2-5-16

Also coming soon is the Meadowhead Barn and Silo -- Kit:

https://www.walthers.com/meadowhead-barn-kit

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 08:47:39 PM »
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These should be a big hit for Walthers.  Glad to see them.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:51:34 PM »
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That looks like a winner. It looks like it would be easy to vary the details and produce a variety different looks. For example, the roof arrangement over the front porch...

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 09:12:40 PM »
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Continuing Walthers run as a residential developer. Good looking kits that should do well, but I cannot help but wish they would hit us with a heavy industry series in N like their ethanol or grain elevator kits from HO.
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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 09:24:32 PM »
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It seems like a steady trickle of new structures which I am excited about!  Hopefully they find success and it accelerates.
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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 10:41:22 PM »
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Stoked about the Lancaster house! Very much in the style of rural Virginia and points north and south (and likely west) of there:

Mark
Made it at least as far west as Michigan.  The one I am sitting in now is essentially that house, but reversed left to right.  This one has had several poorly chosen additions and remodeling over its 100 odd year lifespan.  But the basic "T" shape floorplan is still evident. 
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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 11:15:40 PM »
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This was announced on one of the more recent live Trainworld(?) events.  I only scrubbed through the video, I don't know if they talk more about them.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 11:24:53 PM »
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I wonder if you should pronounce that "LanCaster" or "LancAster".

If you lived in one of those eastern cities, you'd understand the question.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 07:17:04 AM »
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I wonder if you should pronounce that "LanCaster" or "LancAster".

If you lived in one of those eastern cities, you'd understand the question.

Bill Kepner

I understand - sort of like like Newark, NJ (1 syllable) and Newark, DE (pronounced New Ark, since it was originally two words).  I went to school at UD in Newark, DE.   

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 09:04:52 AM »
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I hope that a clever 3D designer will print a milking parlor (basement) to make this a dairy barn. As it is it’s only a hay barn.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2021, 09:57:08 AM »
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I hope that a clever 3D designer will print a milking parlor (basement) to make this a dairy barn. As it is it’s only a hay barn.

I think it would look great as a "bank barn", where the animals come in on a lower level and the hay wagon comes in on a floor above.  The whole building is built into the side of a hill so that the doors on the two levels are both at their respective ground levels, but on opposite sides.  The bottom level is usually built with stone, but sometimes brick, block or even poured concrete.

That top level pictured from Walthers looks pretty simple to scratch build.  But a well made bottom section, with stone walls and several "Dutch doors" for multiple stalls, and some windows for natural light, would be harder to scratch build for a bank barn.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2021, 10:34:55 AM »
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I hope that a clever 3D designer will print a milking parlor (basement) to make this a dairy barn. As it is it’s only a hay barn.

Yes, this! It was my immediate thought as well. That, and a detailed interior with hayloft will be on my list of improvements. This is the first model barn I’ve really ever been excited about. All previous offerings looked somehow “wrong” in my eyes. Mostly unhappy with proportions. For a Midwest barn, this looks the part for sure. Same with the house.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »
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These are the kind of barns out here in the West. 
Typically there is a separate, usually cinder block one story building for milking.
I scratch built this one and bought some of the IMEX silos for about $10 a pair.

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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 06:37:23 PM »
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I hope that a clever 3D designer will print a milking parlor (basement) to make this a dairy barn. As it is it’s only a hay barn.



We did that with the AMB wood barn kit on friends layout.  Scratchbuilt the lower level from a stone wall sheet.  The barn was installed on a hillside, so the back half is in in ground, and there is a dirt ramp leading to the front door.  The barn sits in a corner of a cow pasture.  My contributions to this model were the (photoetched) lighting rods and weather vane.
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Re: Coming Soon to N: Walthers Lancaster Farm House kit & Meadowhead Barn/Silo
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 08:56:36 PM »
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I wonder if you should pronounce that "LanCaster" or "LancAster".

If you lived in one of those eastern cities, you'd understand the question.

Bill Kepner

LANK-ah-stir, but I'm sure you know that. Not as much fun as the pronunciation of Buena Vista, VA!

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