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Old 11-04-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

I am looking at station buildings and platforms and such for my small layout.

I've looked at metcalfe which seem to be a good safe bet for quality, its just the price.
The same goes for superquick, they are both good bets for decent buildings, even dapol which would require more painting obviously.

What I found today was scale scenes printable products, I have a pretty decent printer as my other major hobby is photography and I cant trust anyone else to get my prints just right.

Has anyone ever used them and have any reviews or advice about them?
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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Printing out the Scalescenes products is the easy part.....you then have to source and pay for the correct grade of card to glue the images onto making sure the card doesn't curl.....a lot of time and patience required......I much prefer the Metcalfe products.......HB
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Metcalfe every time.
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Personally I prefer Metcalfe as I find Scale Scenes kits quite fiddly to put together.
Having said that there is the advantage that if you do make a mistake you can print the relevant page out again and again without paying extra.
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But it is almost impossible to make a mistake with a Metcalfe or Superquick kit. They are very easy to make.
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I had a look in the model shop today and I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the metcalfe red brick station, the one you can make up to your own length.
Red brick is a-typical for round where I am modelling.
I was going to use the superquick country station building but it would not match the red brick scheme of the area.

I may have to use the larger metcalfe country station building.

unless someone knows of a smaller building I could use?
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Have used Scalesceens downloads many times.
Walls and buildings. Don't forget once purchased you can print them as many times as you wish.
The problem I find with Metcalfe and Superquick is they can be seen on many layouts. Though customising them can add to the uniqueness!

These walls and buildings are all Scalescenes....
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Have used Scalesceens downloads many times.
Walls and buildings. Don't forget once purchased you can print them as many times as you wish.
The problem I find with Metcalfe and Superquick is they can be seen on many layouts. Though customising them can add to the uniqueness!

These walls and buildings are all Scalescenes....
the space I have for my station building is only a bit wider than the platform.
At only 180mm max. that is the gap between my siding and main track.
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I have used scalescenes and Metcalfe on the "N" and although the Metcalfe are easier to use being part cut the advantages of scalescenes are as FB said. As far as backing board goes cereal and beer (preferred) cartons work well.

As an example of value a long terrace of houses is possible with one purchase.

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