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Offline fisherman

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modelux
« on: October 21, 2015, 04:38:09 PM »
at the moment this new  firm only  does  OO gauge...

but it  says it  may add other  scales...

hope they do N !!!

their website  is well  worth  a look!!!

a company to  watch!!!
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Re: modelux
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 07:12:28 PM »
Link?


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Re: modelux
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 07:23:48 PM »
Just one bridge in N so far - but nore promised.

http://www.modelux-models.co.uk/#!n-ironbridge-home/c1vif


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Re: modelux
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 02:41:20 PM »
I can highly recomend Modelux, Rebecca and Toby who handle the manufacture and sales are very helpful, I ordered a 3 pylon kit and it somehow got lost in the post Toby delivered a replacement kit by hand to my door from Coventry to Swindon, I have built the communications tower as can be seen on Snoozebury and was very impressed so ordered the pylons and a arch bridge for my next project, I have no connection to Modelux other than a very happy customer.
Diane Tape



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Re: modelux
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 12:05:26 PM »
It's an old thread I know, but I have just spend five hours in trying to tease their N Gauge Water Tower together.  A hopeless failure.  There is absolutely no rigidity in the card.  It just bends and crinkles when any pressure (even the slightest) is applied in trying to mate the tags to go into the slots.

It has now been consigned to the dustbin as a total write off with no hope of resurection.

Oh well, at least it was only 8.00 and a few hours of my life wasted.  I won't bother with getting anything else from them, which is a pity as they've got some really well detailed and different model kits for sale.
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes" - Oscar Wilde

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Re: modelux
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »
I've built a few bridges and I've had no problems, yes the card is flexible, but when it's all hung together the structure gives it strength.

I did look at the water tower and looking at the instructions it does look like it could be very fiddly to get right.

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Re: modelux
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 12:50:28 PM »
I've built a few bridges and I've had no problems, yes the card is flexible, but when it's all hung together the structure gives it strength.

I did look at the water tower and looking at the instructions it does look like it could be very fiddly to get right.

The water tower picture look really good.  However in the flesh it isn't i'm afraid to say.  Maybe it's the kit, maybe it's me, or maybe a combination of the two.
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes" - Oscar Wilde

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Re: modelux
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 10:06:39 PM »
I was recently given a Modelux 2 road N gauge engine shed to assemble - initial impression was very good as the parts were very detailed.
However - the parts appear to be laser cut card and the finer parts have little or no strength.
A couple of the parts literally disintegrated as they were tipped out of the packet onto my work surface.
The window bars are as fine as human hair and quite a few were missing.
The kit was assembled and I think a fairly reasonable result achieved all things considered but maybe something a little stronger is needed such as MDF for the more intricate components.   
No instructions supplied in the kit & the website does not seem to exist.
Had to find a YouTube clip for assistance.

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Re: modelux
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 01:03:59 PM »
I built one of their n gauge gas holders which I consider to be one of the best buildings on my layout.  Yes, it was fiddly to build and yes, it only became rigid when I fixed the last piece but well worth the effort and perseverance.

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Re: modelux
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 04:16:32 PM »
No website anymore, seems to have gone last year sometime, only seems to be a personal ebay site selling them now.

Anyone know anything about this?

The models I have seen look great but maybe the fallout rate of successful builds put paid to the business?

Steve

 

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