Workers housing

16 Jun

As some of you might know, I am living to the far west of Germany in the area that was on the western edge of the Ruhrkessel when the western Allies entered Germany in 1945. As such, I have always been interested in  playing games in that region. While much has changed in the last 73 years, there is one architectural aspect that has been there back then and can still be found today. Workers housing for those working in the coal mines or steel mills.

Workers housing

Workers housing

Workers housing

Workers housing

These usually are small row houses made from bricks with small gardens or backyards. I found some appropriate models with Timeline Models. These are actually meant for a Very British Civil War settings, but it seems workers housing in all parts of Europe were not that different. The only let down is, that htese are longer available. With all their bricks, they were too complicated and therefore too expensive to cut, so they have phased these out in favour of a plain version. Which I think is a shame. So I am still hoping that they will one day make them available again to those willing to pay a premium. Especially since I have three left hand versions and only one right hand version.

Workers housing

Workers housing



Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Terrain building, WWII


4 responses to “Workers housing


    June 16, 2018 at 20:10

    The models are not so complicated as to deter being an “inspiration” to homemade models

    • Burkhard

      June 16, 2018 at 20:41

      Most definitely. But these days I often find myself going for a little less individualism and faster completion instead.

  2. Michael Blair

    June 16, 2018 at 20:26

    Warbases and Sarissa might do something similar.

    • Burkhard

      June 16, 2018 at 20:37

      Both do. The Sarissa version looks a bit more British and I am not 100% positive it would pass as a German version. The Warbases one is closer in looks to these.

      Big Problem with either is, that I would like to make this terrace a bit longer, so I would have to use the same manufacturer. But I think I will go with some Warbases one for the other side of the road.


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