DoubleO Scenics are pleased to announce that we now stock the Time Cast range of N gauge allotments.
The above picture shows 1 each of the 10 sets listed having been painted and arranged on an A4 sheet of paper
Allotments have been in existence for hundreds of years, with evidence pointing as far back as Anglo-Saxon times. But the system recognised today dates from the Eighteenth/Nineteenth Century, when land was given over to the labouring poor for the provision of food growing. An allotment is an area of land, leased either from a private or local authority landlord. A 10 pole allotment was deemed sufficient to produce enough to feed a family of four for a year and 12-15 allotments could be fitted into one acre of land. A pole rod or perch is a measurement of five and a half yards and originates from the pole or rod used to control a team of oxen when ploughing. These official measurements were dropped in 1965 in preparation for metrication but still remain in common use when referring to allotments. A 10pole allotment would therefore be 55yds. long x 5.5yds. wide. The 10pole allotment is still a common size in rural areas, however in urban areas where land is more of a premium, 5pole or even less are frequently found.
Individual pieces measure 45mm x 28mm, 8 pieces will represent a 10pole allotment; 4 pieces a 5pole allotment.
The sets are supplied un-painted which allows the modeller to customise the crops on their allotment and can be arranged in many different configurations to ensure numerous variations of your allotments.
Set 1 Allotment set - 4 pieces
Set 2 Allotment set - 4 pieces
Set 3 Allotment shed (pent roof) - 1 piece
Set 4 Untidy allotment - 4 pieces
Set 5 Pollytunnel set - 4 pieces
Set 6 Allotment set - 4 pieces
Set 7 Allotment shed (apex roof) - 1 piece
Set 8 Small greenhouse - 1 piece
Set 9 Wood framed greenhouse - 1 piece
Set 10 Untidy allotment sheds - 1 piece
Pictures of the individual sets will follow shortly