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Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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Postby wiggy25 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:53 pm

Yep 3 storey backs!

When I get one of the backs complete will post a picture.

Yes they are available in N gauge, just select the brick work and gauge on the web site, then pay and download.

Really easy.


Ian

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Postby wiggy25 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:49 am

The house is now complete and here are the final pics.
Quality not that good, but as usual rushing about.

I've left the RHside front off, this can be glued into position or left removeable. This way you could put lights inside.

Taken a while but it's very solid!! Really good kit to build. DON'T use UHU it strings really bad and you end up with glue everywhere.
I need to find something that does the same job without the stringing!

I've also had a go at building the N gauge size at my dad's.....you will need tweezers!!

Excellent really for £4.99 just need to print some more off and build the rest of the street!


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What is nice with this kit you can build the whole house, or when building you cut that side wall in half and either build low relief fronts or backs. 3 in one!

Hope it helps

Ian

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Postby mortyfootball » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:24 pm

Have to say that it is very realistic and much better that plastic kits I 've seen on some layouts.

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Postby Raider » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:25 pm

Any idea how they compare to the Metcalfe kits from an easy-to-make side of things? Just curious as they do seem to be good value.

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Postby wiggy25 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:04 pm

I would guess the Metcalfe are probably easier.I've not built one so couldn't say.

The Metcalfe are all pre-printed so it's just a case of popping out the pre cut components then assembling.

These kits you print out to plain paper....lightweight photopaper (matt). then glue these printed sheets to the recomended card thickness.
Then just cut them out, some sheets are left as printed only these are glued to other thicknesses of card.

Takes a while if you want to make a good job of it but I think it's well worth it.
Just have to remember that it's £4.99 to buy and download the kit but you have to buy the glues, card, photopaper, and the ink you use to print it out to make it.
It works out to be about the same price as a Metcalfe kit, for one, it's when you start build a few that it becomes cheaper.

A few finished pics, if there is a specific detail you want let me know and I will try and get a photo for you.

The roof has the ribbed effect because you cut out each strip of tiles and glue it to the roof card overlapping each tile strip.....takes a while but the effect is good.

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Postby wiggy25 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:08 pm

I forgot,

If you want to try one, goto the Scalescenes web site and download the waiting shelter it's free.

Worth trying one out first then see what you think.

Ian

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Postby pointstaken » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:37 pm

Wiggy,

I do admire your workmanship ! Looks really good - well done !

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Postby Dave777 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:28 pm

That looks excellent, very nice job indeed matey.
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Postby Danny » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:13 pm

Very very nice. Do you reckon they would go side to side to make a long terrace because I think that would be a good effect and with being able to print out more it would be a cheap way of making a row of terrace houses.

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Postby wiggy25 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:35 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments.

They will build side by side, I just did this one to start me off.

The outside wall with bricks on that you can see will be at each end of the terrace, that brick work will actually be covered by the internal walls when building a row of them.

I will show some pics when I start to build the row of terrace houses, I reckon I can get 6, maybe 7 in a row, so should be interesting.

Ian

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Postby BrotherWolf » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:43 pm

I've got to say I'm VERY impressed. I had dismissed them as probably being too poor. Looking at these I may well give it a go. Perhaps have a go at the free shelter first.

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Postby westbrom » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:35 pm

Very nice Ian, looks very impressive.


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Postby Danny » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:04 pm

I'm interested in buying and downloading the tunnel portholes. I think it is a bit off a rip though in proportion to the other stuff on there site. I mean the terrace houses are complex and have alot to them for the £3:99 you pay, also with them you can put alot together to make a town so it seems a good investment. But I just need two tunnel portholes which are the same price as the houses but arn't as complex and don't take much to make. It seems almost everything is the same price.

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Postby wiggy25 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:02 pm

Yep I know what you mean.

I thought the same thing when I first looked at theses kits hence my first few posts.

How much will it cost to buy the tunnel portals from somewhere else?
That would only give a set amount of portals, thats why these ones cost what they do as you can print and build as many as you like, It's difficult when you only want 2 of them though but the parts can be adapted to use for other things.

I don't mind that anymore as I would guess it helps to offset the cost of the bigger more complex items such as the houses and the engine shed.

I will be posting a picture very shortly of the finished.........."N gauge terrace house"

I'm up for a challenge, my dad is modelling N gauge and said it was impossible to build the house when it's that small.

He printed me off two sets of kits, for when I made a hash of some parts!

The end is nigh, should be soon and yes it is very small and fiddley so patience is required in the bucket full don't know where you can buy that though!

Ian

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Postby wiggy25 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:17 pm

Well here we go folks, as promised for the N gauges out there!
Nearly done just need to add door steps and door lintels.

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This one is great makes me laugh!!

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I rushed this really and there is glue all over it but I actually printed this out yesterday afternoon.
Take your time is my motto and don't use UHU glue, the UHU solvent free is supposed to be exactly the same but with out the stringing so may have to find that and try it.

Hope it helps

Ian


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