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Building a Station, Neubrucke Nahe, Wa. German, Americanized.
« on: November 17, 2015, 05:06:57 PM »
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Hey everyone, In preparation for my N trak module, I decided it's time to start building the focal point, the station. I am using the local station, from when I was living in Germany still, Neubrucke (nahe) Bahnhof. I am planning on Americanizing the area around the station, to make it fit in with the rest of the modules in MRNS. The one point I wouldn't budge on was the station building it's self.

I have been looking at production, European stations, hoping that I can find something that I can kitbash, and get what I need, and I am not having any luck. So, after looking at the pictures, does anyone have any ideas on what kits, or components that would work? A lot of the detail stuff I can make out of simple styrine, but the arches, windows, brickwork, that kind of stuff is what I am having a difficult time finding.









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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 05:22:27 PM »
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Looks like the biggest challenge will be all the arches.  A good place to start might be the back walls from the old Heljan round house kit. 

I've got a bunch if you're interested.  I was going to use them on my brewery until someone made used ConCor meat packing plant available for conversion.


I scaled them into my design program to come up with that...

Another good source of arches might be the Heljan station kit, which I used to bash this Union Station building for the Delmarva Model Railroad Club.


The details are pretty coarse, but I think you'd have a good place to start for mocking something up.

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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 05:24:25 PM »
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I'm pretty busy at the moment, but I could try to scale it out for you and lay it out in my design program.  I did one for Dave Foxx some months ago for Aberdeen North Carolina...

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 05:38:22 PM »
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I was also going to suggest the Heljan Cocn-Cor station but Lee beat me to it.  :)
Also, there are oodles of German prototype station kits available (lots more than what we have in U.S.).  Have you looked at all the available kits from Vollmer, Pola, Kibri, Piko, Auhagen, and other manufacturer I missed mentioning?

DM-Toys has a large assortment of their kits available.

Another avenue would be to design it on a computer and have it laser-cut.
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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 05:44:36 PM »
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I have been looking at production, European stations, hoping that I can find something that I can kitbash, and get what I need, and I am not having any luck. So, after looking at the pictures, does anyone have any ideas on what kits, or components that would work?


Found this Druebeck station from Artitec:



Or you could have Monster Modelworks laser cut the wall sections for you:

http://monstermodelworks.com/N-Scale/N-Brick-Sheets/Brick-Sheet-Cutting-Service.html
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 06:16:18 PM »
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Auhagen Krakow Station.

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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 07:11:37 PM »
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Henk Oversloot has published some superb articles on scratchbuilding in N scale and, in particular, modelling brick buildings using a variety of materials ranging from printed papers through to casting custom brick sheets. He's documented so much of this in great detail with lovely photos on his website. This URL should take you to one of these pages:
http://www.fs160.eu/fiNeweb/Bconstruction/plastcon/station.php

Hope this helps.

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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 12:29:24 AM »
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I'm pretty busy at the moment, but I could try to scale it out for you and lay it out in my design program.  I did one for Dave Foxx some months ago for Aberdeen North Carolina...



Or you could have Monster Modelworks laser cut the wall sections for you:

http://monstermodelworks.com/N-Scale/N-Brick-Sheets/Brick-Sheet-Cutting-Service.html

I didn't even think about having it laser cut. That might be the easiest way, and give me the best out come. I have never done the artwork to do it though. anyone have any sugestions for software and tutorials on the proper way to do the artwork?
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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 08:20:10 AM »
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I think some of the DPM kits have arched windows. They'll probably be a pain in the butt, but at least there's consistency across kits for your mix and match needs.

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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2015, 12:30:25 AM »
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I think some of the DPM kits have arched windows. They'll probably be a pain in the butt, but at least there's consistency across kits for your mix and match needs.

DPM Kits....Hmmmm.....
Looking at woodland's Modular building stuff, I see some things that might work for the upper floors, window type is close enough, and spacing looks petty good....

Does anyone have Erik's Emporium or Char's Soda Shoppe kits? the archways for the 2nd floor windows look close enough, I'm just wondering if the decorative brickwork over the arches is a cast on part, or if it's a add on part. If it's seperate, then I think I may have figured this out....
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 01:05:03 AM »
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Does anyone have Erik's Emporium or Char's Soda Shoppe kits? the archways for the 2nd floor windows look close enough, I'm just wondering if the decorative brickwork over the arches is a cast on part, or if it's a add on part. If it's seperate, then I think I may have figured this out....

In those simple kits all the details are molded with the wall.
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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 01:24:43 AM »
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In those simple kits all the details are molded with the wall.

Damn....

Also, Found this kit. Heljan Passenger station Kit #640.
it's pretty damn close, I think with 2 of those kits, I could get the basic shape of what I need.....

Also, Lee, I might take you up on those roundhouse parts....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HELJAN-N-SCALE-PASSENGER-TRAIN-STATION-KIT-640-/272030066254
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 02:05:08 AM »
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Damn....

Also, Found this kit. Heljan Passenger station Kit #640.
it's pretty damn close, I think with 2 of those kits, I could get the basic shape of what I need.....


Yeah, that is the kit Lee and I mentioned earlier in this thread.  The thing I don't like about that one is the very thick muntins (some incorrectly call them mullions) in the windows.  But that is expected in a kit which was made probably close to 40 years ago.  :)
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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2015, 02:21:24 AM »
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Yeah, that is the kit Lee and I mentioned earlier in this thread.  The thing I don't like about that one is the very thick muntins (some incorrectly call them mullions) in the windows.  But that is expected in a kit which was made probably close to 40 years ago.  :)

Ah ok, Gotcha, I guess I was thinking of a different station kit when I read the comments.... :facepalm:
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Re: Building a Station, Need help finding scratchbuilding supplies....
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2016, 01:13:01 AM »
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Now that I'm actually starting to work on the module, it's time to dig this back up. I think I want to try to have it laser cut. I'm wiling to give making the artwork done myself, but I need to know what software I should be using to make the drawing, and I would appreciate any pointer that I could get!
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