Disassembling and Rebuilding a Triang Stockbroker

I have just bought another Triang Stockbroker, even though I don’t have any more room for a big house.  Once I see a Triang House, it like seeing a puppy that needs a new home.  So I thought I would buy it for spares.  It was sold to me as needing a little restoration, as…

AB Barton Toys Carolines Home

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…

My Triang Restoration

Restoration – Below are links to the various Triang Dolls Houses I have restored with a few little tips and lots of pictures. Many of these dolls houses are well past there play by date, some just looking for a lick of paint and a freshen up, others had problems with wood worm and water…

Triang Spot On Jenny’s Home Furniture List

The Triang Spot-On Furniture in the list below were produced from 1960 until approximately 1964. In addition to the Spot On range there was also the Dollie Home range from 1962, comprising mainly of room sets and larger furniture pieces such as the filing cabinet. They were not cheap pocket-money toys and probably added to…

My Triang Restoration Projects

  Restoration: Various Triang Dolls Houses I have restored with a few little tips and lots of pictures.  Many of these dolls houses are well past there play by date, some just looking for a lick of paint and a freshen up, others had problems with wood worm and water damage.  Each was a challenge and…

Triang Decals

  I have been trying for a long time to find the best way to reproduce Triang Floral Decals.  It is impossible to find originals,  Two of my  houses had the flower decals.  So I managed to remove the individual decals using sticky vinyl. First I scanned the decals I had removed from a Triang house into my…

Curtains

Triang Windows are made of a metal square window frame with tabs to hold it into position on the house, they come in three colours brown, green and blue depending on the age of the house. Pre war houses normally have brown and cream windows, Post war green and white. The two opening window frames…

My Lundby Collection 2004

On a visit to a local car boot sale a few years ago, I spotted a Lundby Dolls house. It was on a garden base complete with fence and covered with a plastic case. Unfortunately the plastic case was broken and a snail had moved in, and moved out leaving his shell behind, eating the…

Triang Nursery

This is my first piece of Triang Nursery Furniture.  A lovely little playpen, you could say it comes in kit form as it has to be put it together. I did manage to put it back into the box, with room to spare.  Many of the boxes are a very tight fit, a wonder they…

Spot-On Book

The Ultimate Book of SPOT-ON Models Ltd. by Nigel Lee, Graham Thompson and Brian Salter This book covers all aspects of Spot On Models, die cast vehicles, and related roadways, garages and buildings. There are sections on Architex, model construction system, Magicar, Funfair and Taik-Trak. The section on Doll’s House Furniture, over 50 pages, covers…

Princess Entrance Hall

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 underneath.  As you can see the height of each step is uneven….

Barton Pink Nursery

I have a nice wooden Barton Nursery Furniture, in pink.  They probably date around 1950’s /60’s, but not quite sure.  The wood is quite thin and are not as heavy as later Barton furniture. This high chair is quite a simple design, and a small doll would sit nicely in it. This chest of draws…