Does anyone remember this structure?

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migalyto

Well-Known Member
#5
I searched all over to try to find it. The first thing I thought of when I seen the thumbnail, was the Brady bunch house. I searched Bachmann, lifelike, Plasticville, and Model Power. Could not find this exact house under any of those companies. Where did you acquire the picture? It may help us do a more thorough search.
 
#6
The Plasticville HO "contemporary house" is probably the closest house to the one in your picture. I actually ran across a book of home plans back in the 70's or 80's that actually had plans for the Plasticville house. The Plasticville design must have been borrowed directly from the architect.
In the 60's and 70's Faller made some small structures of similar design as well, but with a bit more of a European look.
Here's the original box art from the Plasticville house.
http://www.toytrain.com/plasticville/type3box/2976.jpg
Here's what the box artwork with photo looked like in the 70's and 80's.
https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/...search_query=plasticville&ref=sr_gallery-1-25

If you're looking for more of a Brady Bunch house, in the 70's and 80's, Like Like made the "Kramer House" in HO that looked more like the house on the TV show.
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/kramer-split-level-home-life-like-504256351
Life like also made a smaller Split Level house that was somewhat similar in appearance.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Life-Like-...h=item546619ba0c:g:0~sAAOSwWMNbp8oq:rk:2:pf:0
 
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otiscnj

Active Member
#7
I don't think its in Bachmann's current HO line up, but perhaps they still make it in N. It was never offered in O/S, that I recall(at least from the early 1970's onward). Its possible to find these at 'train shows/swap meets,' plus maybe online, used.
 

Gary B

The Fox Valley Railroad
#8
No, it's still avaiable from Bachmann currently. Here's my take on it and the Atlas Kramer House. The later I purchased built up so I only spruced it up and landscaped.
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otiscnj

Active Member
#11
Gary B, thanks for posting the article! Never saw that before-very interesting. Bachmann on the cutting edge in the 1970's. They were the first to come out with a Metroliner in HO, fwiw.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
#12
I just located an article I had on the Contemporary Home from a magazine at that time.
I find it interesting how housing size and style has changed through the years. This is advertised as large economy style. The rooms are so small, it has such a linear floor plan, and the design is so enclosed.
 





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