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Author Topic: Kitbash a Card Kit  (Read 9205 times)

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Re: Kitbash a Card Kit
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
As I wanted a Royal Mail depot on my layout, I bought two Metcalfe PN185 Industrial Units.  The depot was to fit between a road and some goods sidings. The unit when constructed has a roller door, entrance door and windows on the front wall, but the rear wall is just that - a wall! So if the front of the unit faced the road, there woudl be no access from the sidings, if the front faced the sidings, there would be no access from the road.  :hmmm:. What I have done is copy the exact measurements from the roller door at the front and made an identical opening at the rear, opposite the front roller door, that way, my Royal Mail vehicles can drive through from front to back and vicky vercky.  :). I then decided that the space could allow for a bigger unit, so I bought two more kits. I have now joined all four together but 'reversed' two of the kits, so the unit is now 12 inches in length - nearly 155 feet in real money. I also put an internal door into the unit. Other slight amendments were required, like trimming the roofs to fit and the white window frames were painted red. I have also added internal lights and external Royal Mail signs. I have some photo's, but can not add them to the post until the gallery is up and running again.
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Re: Kitbash a Card Kit
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2018, 09:46:24 PM »
Further to the above and the discussion on 'Server Upgrade' topic, I have been doing some experimenting, (whilst not a 'numpty' round computers, I have not done much photo' editing - spreadsheets are my thing), I managed to resize one of the photo's and this is the result -



It seems to have worked okay, ( :thumbsup:), so, providing I can remember what to do, I will upload the other pictures of the depot tomorrow.

For info - @Tank @Only Me @mk1gtstu and everyone else who has helped!
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Re: Kitbash a Card Kit
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2018, 07:41:46 PM »
More pictures of the Royal Mail depot -







As is usual, the camera is being cruel and there are a few things that need touching up, but, all in all, I am quite pleased with my first serious attempt at 'kit bashing'.



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Re: Kitbash a Card Kit
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2018, 03:35:34 AM »
Armada models offer several free to download models, in 1/150?

In total, six models were produced and each is detailed on its own web page as follows: St Thomas' Church, Seaforth House, Seaforth Sands Railway Station. The web pages detailing Seaforth Police Station and the Stella Picture House have free kits to download and print out on a conventional printer. The web page describing the Sandy Road Lamp has a free 'STL' model to download and print out on a 3D-printer.

http://www.amdl.co.uk/armadamodels/seaglam/seaglam_amdl.htm
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