Finished Stockbroker Porch

PORCH The Porch was taken apart, and repainted.       As simple as this Porch looks, it was really difficult to put back together again, and a lot of glue was used to hold it together. I used the original nail holes, but the nails would not hold it together any more without glue….

Stripping Stockbroker Beams

STRIPPING BEAMS All the beams on the house have been painted with black matt paint, I am going to remove this, as I want to take it back to wood.  I plan to stain and wax them, rather than paint.   The main front panel has one large beam section across the top windows, and…

Stripping the Porch

The porch has been removed, it will be so much easier to decorate not being attached to the main body of the house.  I will be able to do something nice to the inside.   I took the roof off of the porch, so I could remove the red paint. This was not a good…

Princess Entrance Hall

Have been back working on the inside of my Triang Princess 2.  The entrance hall in this house has been the most frustrating room I have ever done. As I wanted to keep the orininal staircase, I covered each step with lolly stick planks. Using double side tape, so as not to damage the stairs…

The Big Strockbroker Strip

THE BIG STRIP Now the house has been disassembled, it is now the hard and messy job of removing old paint and paper.  The outside of the house has the original paint, with light blue gloss layer, topped with white gloss, a bit like a layer cake. The internal walls does have original wall and…

A Barton and Co. Furniture

A Barton & Co. began making dolls house furniture just after the Second World War in 1945, providing employment for demobbed British soldiers. They began making dolls house furniture under the ‘Model Home’ logo, mass producing dolls house furniture. Barton used the name “Caroline’s Home” as a trade mark from about 1976.  They produced sets…