Mary chapel



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • Prepared for lightbulbs.
  • Walls are not translucent.
  • Model is made from recycled high density cardboard.
  • Realistic colours.
  • Material is colored through and through and does not fade easily.
  • Already lightly weathered.
  • Parts fit up to 0.1mm accurate.


More information

Background information:
The chapel was built in 1947 as a tribute to the Scottish liberators. The Waalwijk architect Jos van Hulten was commissioned to create a design. The decision to build a Marian chapel makes sense in that spirit of the times. Mary has an important place in the Catholic religion, which was well represented in Brabant. Usually people prayed to Mary for strength, mercy and support. Subjects who understandably were central to the 1940 and 1950.

Architectural details:
The chapel is constructed of brick masonry, and the top of the façade is decorated with "peasant wickerwork". Because the front is wider and higher than the rest of the chapel, the emphasis is placed on the front and inside of the chapel.
The inside of the chapel is equipped with graceful arches, made up of old hand-cut "IJsselstones". This interior is not detailed in the Markenburg model. The saddle roof, which finishes at the back with segments, as we often see in churches, is well expressed in the Markenburg model.
The chapel also has no gutter in reality. In the case of roofs without a gutter, a gravel strip was often laid out around the building.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
c.a. 41B x 54L x 55H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
c.a. 74B x 100L x 101H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:220 (Z)
c.a. 30B x 39L x 40H mm.
Number of compartments for lighting at scale 1:160 (N)
Number of compartments for lighting at scale 1:87 (H0)
Number of compartments for lighting at scale 1:220 (Z)
Number (kits) per package


Manual with tips, building description and photos