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Making your own buildings

We have chosen to make as much buildings as possible at Rosenbahn. This choice  makes it possible to create your own unique buildings in a form which is not availabe as a construction box. By using different kind of woods you avoid buildings with a plastic look and the outcome is a building with a weathered character.

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It is also an extra level in scale model building where each individual can create buildings according his own fantasy.

Not all the buidlings on the Rosenbahn are build by our own idea, some of them are real buildings made in scale 1:87. A picture will most of the time be used as example. Try to calculate around 100% from real to scale.

As lighting in the buildings there is the possibility to use minature indicator lamps or the low energy consuming LED lamps. With this LED lamps there is a growing variation in white colours.

The base of each building stucture is architect cardboard, which is easy to cut in the right shape and is also very strong. Cardboard can be painted in each colour with Acrylic paint by using an airbrush unit. As glue we use standard water based white wood glue. We add some water to make it more fluid and easy to apply with a small brush. The benefit of wood glue is that it dries quick and when it is dry it has got a transparant colour.

When the base is made, wood can be applied on top of it to give it a realistic look. There is a big choice in veneer wood and balsa wood. For the roof we have many possibilities in roof plates from Auhagen. It can be simply cut in the right dimension and can also be weathered. Auhagen is one of the manufacturers with an enormous choice in this kind of plates. Also from this manufacturer we use the window frames due to the quality and price level.  Glass in the window frames can be made in different ways and this will be described in the building descriptions.


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Construction of a Signal Box. Total building construction. 

Rosenbahn Hotel Rosentall

Start of the construction of Hotel Rosentall

Rosenbahn Holz Betrieb

Wood factory and warehouse

Stube in afbouwfase

Café with terrace

Gevel voor gebruik achterwand

Making a half building for the background

Detail van de ramen buitenzijde. Het oorspronkelijke ontwerp is gewijzigd het vakwerk van de wanden is vervangen door houten wanden.

Window detail with veneer wood as final touch. Total building description

Detail van afgebouwd huis voor gebruik achterwand

Detail of a finished half house for the background

Overzicht van wat mogelijk is met zelfbouw

Overview what is possible when create your own buildings.

Rosenbahn Ruïne 9






















Construction of a Ruin on the Rosenalp. Total building description.

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