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N scale kits
« on: October 30, 2017, 06:44:34 pm »
Has anybody had experiences with N Scale kits from Nottinghamshire -he specialises in American wagon kits in various forms from flats to twin stack multi units. Just enquiring before I buy and then find I bought a useless collection of parts that don't fit !   :helpneededsign:
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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 09:50:44 pm »
Can't say I have, Neil.

Might be worth buying one to check them out. My experience with freight car kits is that they are just as expensive (and usually more) than built models in part because they may require you to provide decals and wheel sets. On the other hand, kits can provide exceptional detail.

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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 06:44:57 am »
Can't say I had heard of them until your posting.
Looks an interesting selection of intermodal & flat car body kits, but the usual items like trucks and couplers aren't included. Odd that his pricing is all in USD considering he is based in the UK, though I suppose he is tailored more to the North American market.

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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 07:00:07 am »
He sent me the catalogue and UK price list by email - if anybody wants a copy - pm me your email address - some very different things on there!  Don't mind the lack of trucks etc - allows you to choose!
Webbo - as usual your right - I'll order the 53' general wagons 5car set - I think that would look the best with a mix of containers and trailers on board!  I've seen them on video but not in real life !
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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 08:14:38 am »
Just looked these guys up on the web. --VERY interesting. I will be very much interested in how you make out with your purchase, Neil. You can't have too many double stacks in my opinion.

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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 09:44:07 am »
Hello Neil

I just found the website that you are taking about.
I saw Alan Curtis models advertisement in old N scale railroading magazines.
Like Webbo said, it wasn't cheap with everything you need.(I remember he recommended MT Trucks for them.)
So I couldn't purchase them.
And as usual, I don't have any useful experience
but I've seen and heard that it was a great kits.
Probably you wouldn't regret getting one.
Also I used seen "N scale of Nevada".
But they discontinued.
 
We should have more (cheaper) freight car kits!!
So I can enjoy building them.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing your AC models adventure!!

Dats



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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 11:14:56 am »
http://www.nscalekits.co.uk

I've built his DODX flat cars - or rather I've painted and put transfers on them. There's not much detail to add other than end steps. They're nicely cast pewter with mountings for Microtrains trucks. Some of the newer kits come with etched metal parts. Worth a look.


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Re: N scale kits
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 03:34:43 pm »
Moved it to kit built rolling stock section - if your interested ??  :NGaugersRule:
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Neil

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