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Razor7817 May 2020 3:07 p.m. PST

I have the Miniature Building Authority Texas Ranch house and want to buy or build outbuildings to go with it. Does anyone know what kind of barn or other buildings would have been built then? Would they have been sod as well? And does anyone make compatible stuff or would I have to make it?

Lucius17 May 2020 3:47 p.m. PST

Here is a good example of a barn from the Ranch Heritage Center in Lubbock, Tx.

You can add a stand-alone blacksmith shack, a free-standing smoke house, an outhouse, a chicken coup, and a small hand house/shack. And you must have a windmill.

Wood wasn't as uncommon as you might think. The Ranch Heritage Museum is really a nice place to spend a few hours, if you are ever passing through Lubbock.

Lucius17 May 2020 3:54 p.m. PST


The map of the park on this link has some good examples of some of the smaller structures, as well as the dates they were used.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Also its based on the Ranch house in The Searchers and you can see some ideas to match the house.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

Doesn't MBA make buildings to go with the house?

Garde de Paris19 May 2020 5:58 a.m. PST

Lucius' comment on wood being rare reminds me of asking a good friend from Houston (who traveled full-time all over Texas) to describe Lubbock.

He said "Picture the moon with air!"


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