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Offline digger61

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« on: February 05, 2013, 02:41:27 PM »
Hi, well all new to this just finishing my layout design and now thinking about buildings etc.

I was going to look at the lyddle range but found them a bit expensive, have looked at the plastic ones from ratio or peco. But I have now seen the Metcalfe card models and I originally thought that they would not look as good, but having seen one made now not sure.

I know its really down to preference but just thought Id ask the experts.


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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 03:29:47 PM »
I think it's all down to personal preference.  When I started out, I bought some Metcalfe and Ratio kits, but after building both the Metcalfe seemed to dwarf the other buildings etc  door scale 7ft!!), so I opted for Ratio in the end which also are more of a size match with some Lyddle end kit I buy here and there.  I also prefer the more robust plastic to the card although the card is more detailed until you perfect the art of decorating plastic properly (it took me a while!!)



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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
I think it's all down to personal preference.

Agree  :thumbsup:

I have a mixture of Peco, Metcalfe, Farish Scenecraft and scratchbuilt. Plastic kits are a pain to paint unless you enjoy such things, card kits are better-presented I think but also lack surface detail, and even the Scenecraft stuff can do with detailing despite the price!

Better I thnk to buy the buildings you want for a particular purpose whoever the supplier is, rather than limit yourself by sticking to one medium or another  :thumbsup:


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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 09:34:12 PM »
I wouldn't necessarily agree plastic kits are a pain to paint, especially if you paint the parts before cutting from the sprues. Only minimal touching up is required then :-\

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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »
Plastic kits are a pain to paint unless you enjoy such things,

I don't!  :laugh:


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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 10:24:44 PM »
Plastic kits are a pain to paint unless you enjoy such things,

I don't!  :laugh:


Paul
Neither do I and light proofing plastic kits is one of my least favourite jobs
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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 10:30:33 PM »
I just hate light proofing any building. I always seem to manage to get just one bit that did not work perfectly usually not visible till you have finished and are about to hard wire for the final time.
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Re: N gauge Newbie
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
I just hate light proofing any building. I always seem to manage to get just one bit that did not work perfectly usually not visible till you have finished and are about to hard wire for the final time.

Yup - same here and when I turn the lights out completely I find light bleed that I did not notice before.
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