Wooden retaining wall



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • 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:
Wooden retaining walls are used in various situations. For example, to reinforce a slope at a location where, usually flowing, water would otherwise erode the slope. But a wooden retaining wall can also be used in places where the slope would otherwise become too steep. For example, if a road runs parallel to a ditch, but due to widening there is not enough space left for a slope, at an acceptable angle, to absorb the difference in height. Wooden retaining walls can be found in various shapes and heights both inside and outside built-up areas. For example, on the border of gardens and ditches, or in places where a widened path runs along an existing ditch.

Architectural details:
Wooden retaining walls consist of thick standing planks/posts that are usually connected at the top by means of a cross plank/beam. The retaining walls are firmly pressed or riveted into the ground at the bottom. The thickness of the upright planks/beams is determined on the basis of the arched height that the retaining wall must have. After all, the force comes from the earth body behind the retaining wall, which wants to slide down without retaining wall, usually into the ditch or stream. Hardwoods are generally used for the construction of retaining walls because they are less susceptible to rotting. The rotting takes place where the wood is frequently exposed to oxygen and water. That is usually right on the surface of the adjacent water. This is where discoloration and other indications of weathering wood often appear first. The Markenburg model of the retaining walls is also not fond of large amounts of moisture that can occur when building a scene. Undiluted (wood) glue and agents with a comparable thickness will not easily cause problems. Thin moist agents can soak into the material and cause discoloration. Setting up a test by building a small piece of scenery can provide the builder with a lot of information about the intended construction method and the reaction of the materials.

Landscape elements in the Wooden retaining wall photos are not included.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
c.a. 0.8B x 140L x 20H mm. Total length: 560 mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
c.a. 0.8B x 258L x 37H mm. Total length: 1032 mm.
Measurements at scale 1:220 (Z)
c.a. 0.8B x 102L x 15H mm. Total length: 408 mm.
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