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Offline Bigj

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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2018, 04:50:46 pm »
I have started to look at buildings/structures  so was wondering if any British industrial kits could be modified to look American. Any idea folks?

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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2018, 08:00:16 pm »
I have started to look at buildings/structures  so was wondering if any British industrial kits could be modified to look American. Any idea folks?

Bigj

Not really because of scale, not just the ratio of British N to US N but also the actual scale of buildings. An American factory is likely to be somewhat larger than a British one.
Have a look on ebay for DPM kits, they are usually easy to come by, not too expensive and, with a little skill, can be kit bashed

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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2018, 08:17:28 pm »
I have started to look at buildings/structures  so was wondering if any British industrial kits could be modified to look American. Any idea folks?

Osborns Models have quite a lot of American buildings, you could take a look there.
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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2018, 09:11:32 am »
I have started to look at buildings/structures  so was wondering if any British industrial kits could be modified to look American. Any idea folks?

Bigj

It normally works the other way round; I look for American kits to use on UK layouts.  Wathers produce quite a few; Red Wing Milling, Northern Light and Power, Geo Roberts printing, Vulcan Engineering, Glacier gravel,etc...,and then there are Pikestuff "sheds"  ..some of these have ended up on Deansmoor, Lofthole and Horseblock Lane

The only problem is they appear on many US outline layouts so some "bashing" might be recommended.

Alternatively, some continental industrial buidings from the usual suspects; could look somewhat American.

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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2018, 09:53:23 pm »
iv got 2 6x2 boards which i want to put together to make a 12x2 switching layout, but i want to use a walthers kit or two for warehouses etc. anyone got pics of something similar?
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Re: N scale micro layouts
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2018, 09:08:03 am »
There may be something in my North American layouts album which may provide some ideas. Can't tell you what is Walthers and what isn't, though..............

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