Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Warehouse Wednesday: Wooden barn


I'll confess that one bit of Canada I didn't take to, was Niagara on the lake. We stopped off there on the way back from our trip to the fall as part of the coach tour. According to the driver, lots of people wish they had more than the allotted hour there.

Me, I was back on the bus in 45 minutes.

Maybe living close to the Cotswolds and Stratford-on-Avon, I have a greater resistance to horribly twee towns than most. Everything is brightly painted, over-restored and very "Canada by Disney".

Anyway, wandering around behind the main street, I found this very typical wooden barn - the sort you've seen in a thousand Westerns (OK, this is Canada, but the architecture is similar). The gambrel roof allows greater usable space in the loft - ideal for a model railway if people on this continent didn't tend to have cellars which are even better.

This example has been converted to a garage it appears, although the car lives outside! However, lose the new door and I reckon it would make a good prototype for an American layout.


Chris Foren said...

Couldn't agree more about Niagara On The Lake! Far too chocolate boxy.

dana gill said...

old livery / express depot. now a converted coach house