Card kits - which to choose?

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trailman
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Card kits - which to choose?

Postby trailman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:29 pm

Hi, brand new member here. I'm on a mission to develop a Devon branch line, loosely based on Bude. I'll need a single road engine shed and a smallish terminal station (main platform plus bay) for starters. Out of the many makes of card kits for these types of building, which do users recommend, ideally not too far from Southern Railway practice?

Bigmet
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Re: Card kits - which to choose?

Postby Bigmet » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:59 pm

Welcome and good choice, nothing to do with Brunel's various broad and vacuous blunderings in that part of the country. I know where Bude is, and how attractive having gone there a few times in the past thanks to relatives thenreasonably nearby, and also recall a long ago OO model which was very fine, but that ls the limit of my knowledge.

Have you explored the SR email group site? It's very well structured, most interesting and useful, though whether it directly addresses your questions I cannot say.

https://sremg.org.uk/home.shtml

trailman
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Re: Card kits - which to choose?

Postby trailman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:04 pm

Thanks Bigmet, I'll check out the SR group. I'm not planning (or competent) to scratchbuild, so keen to find whichever proprietary brand is closest. So not ex-GWR then!

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Re: Card kits - which to choose?

Postby BrightonMan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:04 pm

Prototype Models do a card kit of an SR single track loco shed, based on Sidmouth. Antics-on-line stock them.

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Re: Card kits - which to choose?

Postby trailman » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:13 pm

Thanks BrightonMan, just ordered one


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