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Offline Bogenschütze  
#1 Posted : 17 May 2020 20:59:26(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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After almost a year since I acquired my Marklin 29400 starter set, I still don't have a permanent layout. Nevertheless I have a track plan and have started work on various buildings. The latest is a kit bash of the Vollmer #43697 Drinks Distributor to a Gasthof. In a fit of vanity I have named it "der Bogenshutze", a pun on my surname, "Bowman" (or archer). I still have some painting to do (the roof tiles will be more orange) and I need a biergarten complete with tables and drinkers served by a waitress dressed in dirndl dress.

Gasthof_1.jpgGasthof_2.jpg

What the kit would have looked like if assembled out of the box. I didn't think the single storey storeroom was appropriate for an inn.

Gasthof_3.jpg
Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Offline Ian M  
#2 Posted : 17 May 2020 22:57:38(UTC)
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I'm sure that the storeroom will come in useful somewhere else on the layout.
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Offline SteamNut  
#3 Posted : 18 May 2020 00:00:11(UTC)
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It could be they sold their own beer and distributed it you could have beer delivery trucks there. In front of mine of have a wedding party which reminds me years ago when my cousin in a small town (Trebur) was married and I was there.
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#4 Posted : 18 May 2020 00:33:43(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Hi,
That is an interesting building.
Thanks for sharing.

A similar use building is also available from Auhagen.
Auhagen 11354

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge.
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Offline PJMärklin  
#5 Posted : 18 May 2020 14:31:54(UTC)
PJMärklin

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
... I need a biergarten complete with tables and drinkers served by a waitress dressed in dirndl dress.


Hello Keith,


Your building looks great - just the place for a lovely biergarten out the back ThumpUp .


I also saw the requirement for a biergarten on my layout.

Unfortunately (we were operating at the time as a franchise of "München Biergartenen") our business could
not afford (despite being subsidised by Frankfurter Allgemeine) the rent of any of the surrounding prestigious
historical properties on the Kunststoffstrasse in the Altestadt above the station (see fourth image) but we were
lucky enough to come by this space leased from the DB:


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Set above the main lines:


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Looking down upon the Hauptbahnhof and Hauptbahnhofstrasse:


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and with a nice view back up along the main line straights whilst waiting approximate to your train's
departure for the reisende of Altbach:


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Due to the efficiency of the Preiserling workers in Atlbach we are kept in good supply of the amber fluid
healthfood received continuously from the goods depot siding BigGrin :


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I would however respectfully offer one word of caution for your consideration in regard to placing a
biergarten on your layout - the Preiserlings are renown drinkers (they tend to get a plasticful !) and
unfortunately our proximity to the station and the tight bend at the bottom of the street descending
to Hauptbahnhofstrasse has resulted in a few calamitous incidents OhMyGod :


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At our biergarten it has become known locally as "Donner und Blitzen corner":



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Have fun with your trains Laugh (but keep an eye on those intoxicated Preiserlings!)


Regards,

PJ
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#6 Posted : 18 May 2020 18:33:58(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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Great photos of your layout, PJ. You've certainly captured a lot of animation in your biergarten and given me a lot of ideas.

The shot of the Fosters beer wagon reminded me of the advert on British TV featuring Paul Hogan. When asked by a fellow traveller on a London railway station platform what was the best way to Cockfosters, he replied, "Drink it warm I reckon".
Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Online kiwiAlan  
#7 Posted : 20 May 2020 01:09:09(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: PJMärklin Go to Quoted Post

At our biergarten it has become known locally as "Donner und Blitzen corner":

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Hmm, when the police need to put out such large number markers to photograph the scene one needs to worry ... Confused Crying Laugh
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#8 Posted : 27 May 2021 22:36:17(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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It's just over a year since I started this kitbash project (Post #1 above) and, after a long pause waiting for some items to come back into stock in the UK, I thought I'd post an update.

I still don't have a permanent layout so the Gasthof Zum Bogenshütze is a stand alone diorama. I've really enjoyed creating it and I still have some details to add including tables, chairs, parasols and diners on the pavement in front of the biergarten.

Gasthof 01.jpg
Gasthof 02.jpg
Gasthof 03.jpg
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Edited by user 28 May 2021 14:22:41(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#9 Posted : 28 May 2021 01:30:58(UTC)
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excellent work!
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#10 Posted : 27 May 2022 22:58:30(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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I'm adding a new barmaid to the biergarten of the Gasthof zum Bogenschütze to cope with all the extra drinkers. Not happy with the figure as supplied in the Preiser pack 10700 "In the Beer Garden" so I repainted her in a green and black dirndl dress.

Inspired by Ian M's "Ercalbahn", I will be giving all my preiserlings names. This lady will be Helga. The first barmaid (see photo 2 in post #8 above) is from Noch and was already in a red and black dirndl with 3 foaming steins in each hand. Noch names her "Freya, the waitress figure".

Left is as supplied. Right is as repainted. HO scale.


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Edited by user 28 May 2022 08:36:33(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#11 Posted : 28 May 2022 02:50:13(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
...

I still don't have a permanent layout so the Gasthof Zum Bogenshütze is a stand alone diorama. I've really enjoyed creating it and I still have some details to add including tables, chairs, parasols and diners on the pavement in front of the biergarten.
..


Hello Keith (or should I say Hallo Herr Bogenschütze),
That is certainly a delightful building and yard, with multiple levels.
Did you have to modify the kit to achieve that?

Edit: Sorry I did not re-read the foregoing introduction, you have achieved a very clever kit-bash.
My daughter runs a Gasthof in Germany. Her prior place was a bit like your model. Very realistic.

regards
Kimball

Edited by user 02 June 2022 12:37:05(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge.
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Offline Ian M  
#12 Posted : 28 May 2022 13:13:39(UTC)
Ian M

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
I'm adding a new barmaid to the biergarten of the Gasthof zum Bogenschütze to cope with all the extra drinkers. Not
Inspired by Ian M's "Ercalbahn", I will be giving all my preiserlings names. This lady will be Helga.
IMG2022-05-27.jpeg


And woe betide anyone who messes with her - she doesn't look like the sort who will put up with any nonsense!
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Online kiwiAlan  
#13 Posted : 28 May 2022 13:57:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post

Left is as supplied. Right is as repainted. HO scale.
IMG2022-05-27.jpeg


is it a trick of the light or the background, or have you touched up her hair as well? it looks like she now has a shade of grey instead of being pure white, and i think this suits her hairstyle better.

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Offline Bogenschütze  
#14 Posted : 28 May 2022 17:47:18(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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I usually brush dirty white spirit over the hair and faces of figures. It settles in all the hollows and in my opinion makes the figures look more lifelike.
Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Online kiwiAlan  
#15 Posted : 28 May 2022 19:33:47(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
I usually brush dirty white spirit over the hair and faces of figures. It settles in all the hollows and in my opinion makes the figures look more lifelike.


Ah, that explains it. Certainly improves the appearance and gives 'detail' to the hair.
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Offline Mark5  
#16 Posted : 31 May 2022 19:10:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PJMärklin Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
... I need a biergarten complete with tables and drinkers served by a waitress dressed in dirndl dress.

[...]
Your building looks great - just the place for a lovely biergarten out the back ThumpUp .
I also saw the requirement for a biergarten on my layout.
[...]

UserPostedImage

[...]
Due to the efficiency of the Preiserling workers in Atlbach we are kept in good supply of the amber fluid
healthfood received continuously from the goods depot siding BigGrin :
[...]
I would however respectfully offer one word of caution for your consideration in regard to placing a
biergarten on your layout - the Preiserlings are renown drinkers (they tend to get a plasticful !) and
unfortunately our proximity to the station and the tight bend at the bottom of the street descending
to Hauptbahnhofstrasse has resulted in a few calamitous incidents OhMyGod :
[...]
At our biergarten it has become known locally as "Donner und Blitzen corner":
[...]
Have fun with your trains Laugh (but keep an eye on those intoxicated Preiserlings!)


Great work and narrative PJ and Bogenschütze!
...the figures and tables look great however my one thought for all their swagger and excess, where are all the extra beer glasses and dishes on the tables? They look so perfectly clean. Did they import a Tasmanian devil to eat all the left overs and old beer steins? I wonder if some thin clear piping cut for extra drinking cups and small round bits of plastic or paper would make for plates of food. Just a thought.

I did notice a few glasses on the table at Gasthof der Bogenschütze. I would contact them to see who their supplier, manufacturer (or DIYer) might be.

btw ...I like the way you have the hills rising behind the half buildings. I am trying to think of ideas for my shelf layout extension into the hallway. I recently bought some dutch Artitec buildings as facades that will keep me busy for a good long while.

Keep up the great work and I love hearing the narratives. The grand stories keep us thinking about how our respective worlds all fit together.

- Mark
DB DR FS NS SNCF c. 1955-65, fan of V200, electrics and steam, so hard to narrow down...
...signaling systems, yard traffic and shunting, Sommerfeldt catenary,
and station architecture (esp. stations from 1920-70).
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