Victorian House

I'm looking for a model of a Victorian house. The one I've seen that I
REALLY like is at the following link...
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Only problem is that one is in N-scale; I need one in HO. Does anyone have
any ideas where I might find something like this? I've checked the Walthers
catalog, looked on eBay and other similar places. I'm even going to try my
hand at a similar, though less ornate, paper model, but I'm a plastic kit
guy and would really like to find something like this in plastic. I'm
surprised that Model Power would have something like this in N and not HO...
aren't the majority of us HO'er's? It would seem to reason that it would be
done first in HO... if it sells, then perhaps there is sufficient interest
in the other scales.
Any thoughts or ideas??!?
Thanks.
dlm
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Dan Merkel
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Dan Merkel
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I have one for sale that you would really like. Comes with a 26x36 foot basement and a quality N scale layout. House is located in rural moutainous area in Oregon.
Larry at Papas Trains
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LarEyman
Larry, Larry, Larry. Didn't you read his post? He is wanted HO, not N. Now, if you had an HO railroad in the basement, then he might be interested. (;-)
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Frank A. Rosenbaum
Dan, I don't know about plastic but Campbell made an inexpencive kit called Marjories's Millinery that was a two story Victorian style house along with another house kit or two. I think Lazer Art might have a house you might like. I know you would prefer plastic but these are beautiful kits. Yor best bet would be to poke arond at Valley Model Trains.
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I'm sure you will find some interesting stuff that would be a lot of fun to build. Bruce
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Bruce Favinger
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Branchline trains in its Laser Art building series make the "Tower House" tht might be what you are looking for.
Howard
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Howard R Garner
That very model WAS available in HO from Pola. It was released ca. 1992 as the "Baden Baden Casino" ( Pola makes many of the model power N scale models).
Not sure if it's still made or not, but check the Pola range at Walthers.
Don
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Trainman
Pola was bought by Faller a couple of years ago. Both ranges still exist, but the policy appears to be to put the best scale models into the Faller range and the older models into the Pola range. I don't have the current catalogue so I can't check it for you, but I suggest checking both ranges.
Regards, Greg.P.
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Gregory Procter
Here is the link to Marjorie's Place
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<Will
How about the mansion from "Psycho"? I've got one (model, that is) stashed away in the basement somewhere. It's made by Polar Lights, which is part of the Playing Mantis group, and it is HO. This is it here:
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It's shown as being out of production, but I'm sure I saw one or two at my LHS. Shouldn't be that hard to find.
Garth
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garthga
Athough often advertised as such, this model is not actually in HO (1/87) scale but rather closer to OO or about 1/76. One needs only to compare it side-by-side with any similar, accurately scaled, HO structure to see the significant differences between the two. While there certainly were large Victorian homes with similar outside physical dimensions, all the windows, door, railings, etc. need to be shimmed out and replaced with Grantline substitutes to bring the Polar Lights "Psycho" house to a believable HO scale replica.
CNJ999
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JBortle
I'm not sure this is correct. Remember Victorian's were built to different measurements then modern houses, 10' ceilings instead of 8' for example. Windows have a glass area of 2' 9" x 5'. Wall height is 21' 9" before the roof and the roof area has additional rooms (attic). The full railing are 10' which is ceiling height. So while is may not be perfect (probably not designed from a real house) one has to remember that Victorians are different than modern houses. To write this I had to get mine out and measure!
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Jon Miller
Are you sure? I checked Google for "Baden Baden Casino" and the building pictures that came back were much larger than the model I'm looking for. Unless it was destroyed in the war and rebuilt. These looked more like rr stations than they did single family houses.
I could still use a little help here... : )
Thanks.
dlm
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Dan Merkel
At the store where I work, we have a victorian house by Custom Laser craft.
Joe's Hobby Center in Farmington MI. 248 477-6266. Talk to Mark and tell him Frank sent you. He won't hang up right away (G)
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Frank A. Rosenbaum
I know, I know, I am replying to my own message, but I just had another thought. If you can find them, AHM/IHC did the Victorian Row Houses from San Francisco.
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Frank A. Rosenbaum
I did a search on Walther's site and came up with this
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showing as them having it in stock.
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Brian Smith
the building
looking for.
more like rr
Dan,
Walthers has a few of the IHC Victorian row houses in stock.
Do a search for 348-1005 (Victorian House) and 348-10091 (Victorian House 4-pack).
-- Len Head Rust Scraper KL&B Eastern Lines RR Museum
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Len
Jon posts -
The situation with the Bates "Psycho" Mansion by Polar Lights is an interesting one. The actual prototype exists (existed?) on the Universal Studios lot for years and was on the public tour. Undoubtedly Polar Lights, or who ever originally designed the kit years ago, worked from actual builder's plans to scale out the kit. Anyway, having seen the prototype myself, it did not impress me as such a really large and imposing a building the kit implies, at least assuming it is to 1/87 scale. Incidentally, converting most of your dimensions from 1/87 to 1/76 gives just as acceptable/reasonable dimensions - the latter more likely for the circa 1960's construction of the movie set.
The fact that the Polar Lights house is essentially 00 scale has been mentioned in many threads on the Net over the past few years and, having had the chance to closely examine a finished model, I tend to agree - it's really big! If you have a layout, I'd suggest taping the walls, roof, and porch from your kit together and placing the model on the layout next to any reasonably comparable structure. I think you'll find it looks uncomfortably large (both in size and dimensional detail) relative to any other HO dwellings.
CNJ999
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JBortle
You're looking at prototype. I'm sure the model was different, that's just what Pola called when they first introduced it.
Don
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Trainman
Classic Miniatures was a company that was a division of Taurus Products. They produced a house called the "Leadville House" which was a model of a house in Leadville Colorado about 1900. While this is small than the "Psycho" house (only 2-1/2 stories compared to 3-1/2 stories) it's a similar type. It might still be available somewhere or a search on ebay might find one. This house, while appearing smaller, has the same footprint as the "Psycho" house 4" x 6". There are styling differences between Victorian, Queen Anna, and other type of housing of the era. That's a hobby by itself.
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Jon Miller
And best of all, Hitch had them copy Edward Hopper's painting "House by the Railroad" in designing it. It does seem to be HO but remember it is a model of a movie frontage, not a real house. The exterior shown could not hold the interior shown. Budget limits, you know. The windows and doors had to be fullsized for shots with people in them.
You might get a copy of Hopper's painting and try to duplicate the setup...
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WinBear (Bob Horton)

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