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Magpie Model Horses - Barn display

Both Dream Pony and Magpie, up until 2015, carried a line of stables and outbuildings made to fit the equine models.

Dream Pony offered a budget barn made of heavy cardstock in addition to their wooden barn. Both were mailed flat-packed; the new owner would have some assembly to do before their models could be housed.

In the early days of Magpie, Emma Kelley's father, a retired boat builder, produduced a range of barns for the company. This exquisitely detailed range white-painted and natural wood barns are treasured by Magpie collectors.

When Mr. Kelley retired from Magpie Models, an outside company, K.B. Models was found to continue production of the barns and outbuildings; these were sent from the workshop unpainted. In the summer of 1992 K.B. Models and Magpie Models went their separate ways.

Instead Magpie released a single stall building and a field shelter which were again manufactured by and sold directly through them. These buildings are not as detailed and refined as those produced by Mr. Kelley or K.B. Models. The plastic hinges, bolts, and the assembly pegs for the new line of Magpie barns were created and produced by Graham Stephens of Springside models.

The single stall building had several variations. Buildings with a solid door were sold as tack rooms. Those with a split door were sold as single stalls. Later versions of the single stall only had the bottom half of the door, while still later versions replaced the door with a chain.

As with other products, new additions were first offered to newsletter subscribers.

Dream Pony Barns
Barn - Cardstock

1982/83 example (modified by owner)

~1970s - 1988
Barn - Wood

~1971 - Late 1980s
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Magpie Barns
Barn - Various sizes and styles

Late 1980s
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Barn - Two stalls, feed room, and tack room

Late 1980s
Single Stall - 1990s version

1992 - 2008
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Single Stall - 2000s version

1992 - 2008
Tack Room

1990s
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Field Shelter

1992 - 2008
K.B. Models Barns
Various sizes and styles

~1990 - 1992
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