Hornby Skaledale 'Coal Stage' Review

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Hornby Skaledale 'Coal Stage' Review

Postby Rail_Fan 15 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:07 am

Well I looked in the reviews section the other day and theres no review on the Hornby Skaledale Coal Stage, so please allow me to do the honours.


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The Hornby skaledale coalstage comes in a neat small box and is well packed in polystyrene. After removing the coalstage from its casing i was very surprised at how well this model looked.

The coalstage has the redbrick design which was featured on the older style buildings, and like them, the detail on each brick is surprising, each one neally looks indivdualy painted, with different shades of red, even brown. The wood also looks good on this model and you can easily see the fine wood grain detail from a distance and close up. The steps are a permanent fixture but it would of been nice if the modeller could have chosen what side the steps could go on.

The coalstage's moulded coal looks very good at a distance but close up it looks too moulded and in one area almost looks like black vomit, this isnt a problem at a distance and doesnt spoil the overall look.

Like others in the Skaledale collection this model is weathered, both the red bricks and the actual deck of the stage which has been blackened to show the dirtiness the type of building would be exposed to in real life.

I found this model extremly well made and i would recomend it to anyone modeling a steam era layout, its also priced quite well at just under 30 NZL dollars (10pounds aproximate)

RATING 9/10 - Excellent
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I dont know who has administrator powers on the site, but if this is good enough could it be added to the reviews section?

By the way i also said this post in another section not realising it was suppost to go here, could someone please go delete, sorry for the inconvinience.
Todd 8)

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Postby Rail_Fan 15 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:21 am

Its been days and still no reply....
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Postby Martin71 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:00 pm

Hi Railfan

Pictures tell a 1000 words. Dont worry good review. Put some pictures up.

Can this be converted to an operational coal stage? In other words can I drop and pick up a load with hopper cars.

TH\hanks again for the review

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Postby Rail_Fan 15 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:48 am

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