Category:Not Quite Dollhouses
The subject of dollhouses has a number a "peripheral areas" that can make classification difficult.
For this category, we are excluding "obvious" dolls' houses (houses for dolls) and dollhouses (toy or model houses meant to be decorated, arranged and played with without human dolls), and focusing on other types of building with similar play dynamics:
- Toy forts – these were usually intended to be played with in conjunction with toy soldiers. Open forts (as opposed to "closed" castles) typically had large open spaces, and lots of ramps and doorways where soldiers and their horses and equipment could be arranged.
- Toy shops – allowed the owner to either play at shopping, or play at being the shopowner. They usually represented grocers, with large numbers of packets and packages that could be arranged and rearranged on the shelves, in a similar way to how dollhouse owners might arrange furniture.
- Noah's Arks – popular in the late Nineteenth Century, toy arks were simple to make out of wood, and were "lived in" by Mr and Mrs Noah, and lots of carved wooden animals, although the ark itself was usually a single room used for storage, with the inhabitants usually played with "outside" (e.g. arranged on a ramp waiting to board).
Another genre was single toy rooms (usually as toy kitchens, but sometimes other rooms such as toy bathrooms) – as single rooms form a domestic house, we're considering these to be a subset of the "dollhouse" category.
Other more obscure categories:
We're not including construction sets and building block sets, where constructing the building itself is the major method of play, rather than using the interiors as play areas.
We're also not including buildings mainly used as backdrops and scenery – although railway stations have play value in that they can be "dressed" with passengers and luggage, they are usually meant to be secondary accessories for a model railway.
This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.
Pages in category ‘Not Quite Dollhouses’
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Media in category ‘Not Quite Dollhouses’
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- A Toy Fort, Hobbies Weekly 3274 (HW 1958-07-30).jpg 975 × 1,200; 383 KB
- Britains Noahs Ark, Set 1550 (BritCat 1940).jpg 1,949 × 1,966; 400 KB
- Edwardianwoodenshop detail.jpg 1,073 × 742; 209 KB
- Fort Wyoming, Hobbies Weekly 3569 (HW 1964-05-06).jpg 975 × 1,200; 373 KB
- Model Fort, Hobbies no1886 (HW 1931-12-12).jpg 1,801 × 2,500; 3.5 MB
- Model Fort, Hobbies Weekly 3220 (HW 1957-07-17).jpg 972 × 1,200; 363 KB
- Splendid Toy Fort, Hobbies no1973 (HW 1933-08-12).jpg 1,804 × 2,500; 3.6 MB
- Ubilda Fort (GamCat 1932).jpg 1,394 × 1,527; 298 KB