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    Chimneys

    The existing add on chimney sets are very nice but some bigger ones, the same width as the lower part of the normal house kit chimneys would be very handy for scratch building. At the moment I saw off these as low as I reasonably can from your house kits so I can stick (magnetically) the smaller diameter bit on top and pinch the rest for my own.

    Of course for Stalingrad and wild west films the chimney stack was often the only part left when an otherwise wooden house burnt down so complete chimneys would be useful.

    I add chimney pots from a bit of plastic tube pegged on so caps with a round hole are the best, I don't have to faff about drilling them.

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    What I'd like to see is the smoke-hole covers (I don't know the proper name for them) that were used pre-chimneys. Some of 4Ground's dark age range have them - so it would only be a matter of selling them separately :-)

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    Since I was searching for it today, here is the search path for the existing (conversion/add-on) chimneys sheets:-

    http://www.4ground.co.uk/index.php?r...search=Chimney

    It is a good range and does have round holes :-)

    I agree with Klingsor that it would be good to have the entire chimney stacks from fire to pot, either as a standalone stack in a ruined house, or as a add-on to an existing building.

    BTW internal fireplaces can be found here:

    http://www.4ground.co.uk/building-ma...-ons-fireplace

    Unfortunately their is no chutney flue to go with them.

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    I had not realised there were any pre chimney things at all, I do remember on Time Team it was said that for an experimental round house if they left a smoke hole the thatch caught fire so it was better to leave the smoke to find it's own way out. That there was an intermediate step is more interesting than it has any right to be but that is typical of this hobby, you start worrying about what iron age cattle looked like and equally obscure things that are normally left to specialists.

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    Here is one (don't know how authentic it is): https://goo.gl/images/NsrqaR

    But I was more thinking one of these: http://www.4ground.co.uk/image/cache...01-500x500.jpg It already exists, it just 'needs' to be sold separately ;-)

    PS: one of the advantages of letting smoke filter out through the thatch, is that the smoke acts as both a preservative and insecticide (and by killing the insects, it deters birds from pulling your thatch to bits too (except as nesting material)).
    Last edited by SableFox; 09-04-2017 at 12:02 AM.

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