Australian Houses of Yesteryear - Gable roofed farm cottage.

Australian Houses of Yesteryear - Gable roofed farm cottage. Front view
Australian Houses of Yesteryear - Gable roofed farm cottage. Side view showing water tank
Australian Houses of Yesteryear - Gable roofed farm cottage. View from above. With certificate of authenticity.
Australian Houses of Yesteryear - Gable roofed farm cottage. Rear view, showing outhouse.

Model houses: 
$399.00
Dimensions: 
1:32 scale

Price includes GST

Delivery is $14.80 including GST, per order, to anywhere in Australia.

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Australian Houses of Yesteryear
Gable roofed farm cottage.

Old Gable-roofed Farm Cottage, complete with stone water tank, gutterings, & downpipes, and old stone backyard toilet. Old hand-pump on the water tank

Colours: - Roof - Solagard "Indian Red Walls - Solagard "Moondance" Windows, door-frames & verandah posts - "Venetian Red" Gutters, downpipes - "Grey" Cement verandah also "Grey".

Dimensions 1:32 scale:

  • 590 mm long x 450 mm deep x 250 mm high to top of chimney. G-Scale models, suitable for Garden Railways.

Dimensions 1:48 scale:

  • 380 mm long x 330 mm deep x 180 mm high to top of chimney. 'O' scale, also suitable for 'ON30' Scale model railways

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Builder's notes

Model based on the old original farm house at my late grandparents' farm near Yorketown, South Australia. This house was constructed from local paddock limestone, and has roughly trimmed log lintels above all the doors & windows, plus a rough limestone floor, with a skim coat of cement over the top in each room. Even the old English made Galvanized-Tinned corrugated iron roof is still intact! The original house is believed to have been built about 1860, as the Overseer's Cottage for the (locally) well-known Pentonvale sheep and cattle lease, which used to cover about 107 square miles those days.

The first pic shows the model from the front. The second pic shows the Model from an angle, with the stone rain water tank, connected to the house guttering by downpipes, propped up by roughly-cut native timber posts. If you look closely there's even an old water pump fitted to one corner of the tank, while in the backyard sits the old outdoor dunny (toilet).

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