Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Silly question time

Are there any Lundby purists out there? Any that would give up there valuable time to answer some questions?

This is a first attempt at a 12th scale Lundby dollhouse 


This is the picture I'm working from


I can only find dimensions for the outside so the room sizes are guesstimates. If you can help, can you please tell me

A) Does the house have four equal sized windows?
B) What is the colour of the brick paper on the outside?
C) What colour roof does it have?
D) Does the house have doors or just openings?
and finally, did the room downstairs on the right have a partition for a bathroom or are my eyes deceiving me? I really need to get my eyes checked!

Any help would be gratefully recieved

Pepper =0)

36 comments:

  1. coming to my mind is the vey nice Lady from http://diepuppenstubensammlerin.blogspot.gr/
    She is like a dollhouse wikipedia!! ;) I am sure she can help with your questions! :)

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    1. Thank you Anna, that's great advice =0)

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  2. Hi!
    I think you can find a little help from these pages:
    http://www.swedish-dollshouses.com/
    a friend of mine has many Lundby-houses of different ages, she doesn't have a blog and she is now studying very hard...
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  3. Hi..found you another page:
    http://toysmiles.com/
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Thank you Kikka, I'll be checking both of those links =0)

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  4. Hi Carol, I think I can't help you much :(! But I can remember me that I played a lot with this kind of Lundby dollhouse, when I was little at a friend's house. Her father had made real working lights (on batteries) in this dollhouse. At that time it was miraculous for me to see the house with the lights on (early 60's)!! I can remember me that the bricks were a sort of pinkish red and the roof tiles (paper) were a darker red with black lines, to show each roof tile (I hope you'll understand what I mean).
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank you IIona, you have been a help =0)

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  5. Hi Carol,

    Here http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~edek/Lundby/catalogi.htm you can find some old catalogues. The site is in Dutch, but the pictures are international :).

    Hug, Leny

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    1. Hi Eenling, thank you for the link. I can get a lot of information from the pictures =0)

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  6. this house is great. i got one. but it is later. i can answer the question, that there are no doors, only openings. in my version - the latest - are doors. i've seen a lot of fotos of this house on flickr and I also know that there is a partition for the bathroom.
    hope you find more details and answers. i'm sure the result will be excellent as usual.
    greetings from germany

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    1. Thank you Oese, that's a great help. I'll see if I can squeeze the partition in for the bathroom =0)

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  7. This is where you need to go to:
    http://www.toysmiles.com/
    It's the 'We Love Lundby' club. You will find what you need to know, different versions of the house exist from different years, depends which year yours is, older houses did not have the bathroom partition, newer houses did not have the wooden rods by the stairs. Different versions had doors but some did not! It depends if you want to be completely accurate, but as it isn't accurate anyway because it is 12th scale, why not make one to suit yourself, using the features that you prefer. It's a good idea, I may have to copy you....

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    1. Thank you Elbey, great advice. I think I took on a huge challenge for a first mini house. Next time I'll make something to my own design..and easier =0)

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  8. Hi Pepper,
    What a challenge to reproduce, even in 12th scale! (16th would be wonderful, but even trickier!!)

    I have a Lundby Gothenburg of this vintage (1960s - very early 1970s) - you can see some pictures of it here: http://rebeccascollections.blogspot.com.au/2009/02/lundby-gothenburg-goteborg-1960s.html

    1. No, the windows are not all the same size. The kitchen window is larger - I can measure them, if you like.
    3. The roof is plain painted red.
    4. My house has plain wooden doors. Later houses (1971) had plastic doors.
    5. Yes, the bathroom in this photo, as in my house, has a partition. Earlier ones didn't.

    I also recommend the site http://www.swedish-dollshouses.com/ - in the museum, there are about 12 Gothenburg dolls houses with these wooden banisters. I hate to say it, as I'm sure they're fiddly enough as they are, but the floor to ceiling banisters are individual pieces of wood, they are not joined at the top or bottom. They are thinner, with more space between them, too. The ones across the back of the living room are curved - you can see them in two of the 1971 houses on swedish-dollshouses.com.

    I will have to get to my house and take some measurements, so I will get back to you!

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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      if I can possibly make a faithful reproduction in 12th scale I will aim for a 16th scale next. If you could give me any dimensions at all, it would help immensely. Hmmm, working doors. Now that is going to be a pig of a job...and the floor to ceiling banisters...but doable (I think) I tried to get that wavy line in the upstairs rail but they don't show up very well. The smallest cut the laser will do is 0.3mm and then it becomes almost impossible to see. Nevertheless, I really appreciate the help and will persevere =0)

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  9. Like this? http://theshoppingsherpa.blogspot.com.au/2008/06/modern-miniatures-on-monday-parade-of_30.html :-P

    Let me know what measurements/ close-up photos you need and I'll send them to you.

    (Also the doors don't have to work, they just have to exist...)

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  10. Hi Pepper! You are one Wonder Woman! The little Lumby house is so finely crafted! You have made this such a beautifully executed piece! Will you furnish it too?

    elizabeth

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    1. Wonder woman? Wow, thank you Elizabeth =0)
      I would certainly try to furnish it. 144th should look about right...I think

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  11. I bought a vintage Lundy for my mother a few years ago, exactly the same one as my sister owned in her youth. I agree with all the answers Rebecca gave you. Your first attempt to make a Lundy in doll'shouse scale is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Liduina, that's very kind of you =0)

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  12. I have nothing to add except for this mini-Lundby made by another miniaturist (from a kit): http://lottasatomaa.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/mini-lundby/ - but I have to say, yours has better detail. I scratch-built a VERY clumsy Lundby-style mini dollhouse that does not look anywhere near this good!

    The kit is sold here, if anyone is interested: http://iss.dyndns-home.com:10000/?lang=fi&prodid=2&grpid=1

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    1. Hi Anna, I think the kit is very cool. Thank you for the link. I bet your scratch build is better than you think. I know how tiny those pieces are to get right =0)

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  13. I have this exact house (well, different paper). If your questions aren't answered here, email me. I will measure or photograph whatever you want. The windows are the same size. I do know that because I bought frames and moved them around. lemoncadet at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Beth, I'm just about there. Thanks for the info, it's helping me get it right =0)

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  14. Oh I love this! I have several Lundby houses, and I do think I have this one too.. but I have it stored in my mothers basement.. so I'm so sorry I cant answer the questions =( But I hope you have gotten the help you needed all ready =)
    Hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah. Everyone has been super helpful with my questions =0)

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  15. What a coincidence...I was looking at someone else's pinterest for something totally unrelated and somehow got here...what's funny is that I just purchased a Lundby house at an Estate sale a week ago. I had no idea what it was but the price was right and it had a cool Mid-Century Brady Bunch look. It's very '70s with orange carpet and an orange roof and light tan brick outside. Mine only has 3 windows (same size) and the interior doors swing both ways.
    I'm not sure if mine is the one you have a pic of.
    It didn't come with any furniture so I think I'll try to make some..somehow.

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    1. Hi Tammy, I do hope you have a go at making some furniture for your new Lundby. I know the original pieces are getting harder to find now. =0)

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  16. Hi! You are so brave to make this Lundby in this scale! Your little house is already a beauty. Looks like you have a lot of help from fellow blogger friends, but I just wanted to say thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi there.
      Brave or a little mad! =0)

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  17. Hiya!
    Wow... very cool! :) Reminds me of the dollhouse my grandfater made for my sister (before I was born)... I played with that for hours when I was little! Mum made the curtains and things and dad did the electricity... LOL!
    Btw, the description does mention the bathroom! I can make a translation if you need one... :)

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    1. Hey Dutchess,
      I never thought to ask you for some translations *DOH* It would have saved me a huge amount of time using Google translate. Hope you and the family are well =0)

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  18. Hi Carol,

    Every time I come here your skill leaves me speechless. This little lundby house is no exception, the detail and proportion is amazing. Well done!

    Ml Fi Xx

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  19. Que casa más bonita, no la conocía, seguro que te queda fantástica!! Siento no poder ayudarte con las preguntas, ya te comento que no conocía este tipo de casas, pero me gusta mucho. Besos

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  20. Przejrzałam całego bloga, po prostu brak mi słów. Cudo. A praca prześliczna. Pozdrawiam

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