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Maletrain

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Heljan/Walthers Brewery Complex missing major sprue
« on: January 10, 2017, 11:38:30 AM »
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Arrgh!  Just opened the shrink-wrap and box of a Heljan 322-690 Brewery Complex kit, and found that I have 2 sprues of the front of the brew house, and no sprue of the back, where the loading docks are located.  Since this kit is long discontinued, I don't think that the manufacturer is going to be of any help.  And, buying another kit on eBay does not seem like a sure thing to get a complete one the second time, either.

Anybody out there have another incomplete kit with 2 copies of the back of the brew house?  Can we arrange a swap? (Desperation breads wishful thinking.)

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Re: Heljan/Walthers Brewery Complex missing major sprue
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 11:48:42 AM »
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On closer inspection, I think I see what they intended:  There is a section in the middle of the long side of the brew house wall that appears to be intended to be cut out and replaced with an insert that has the loading doors in it. 

The problem is that the section that needs to be cut away is in the middle of an unbroken brick wall, where the seam will be obvious if the insert is spliced in.  Having some pillars there would be a much better design feature for this type of model option. 

I can make it work, but I was not planning on doing kit bashing in order to just build a kit.

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Re: Heljan/Walthers Brewery Complex missing major sprue
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
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I have a Heljan Con-Cor Brewhouse #678 kit that has been sitting in my parts box for about two decades. I have no further use for it and it is yours for free if you'd like it. The kit should be pretty much complete. Even if it isn't a duplicate of what you have, some of the parts may help you if you will need to build a kit bash. Email me at redwings48618@yahoo.com if you'd like to have it.

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Re: Heljan/Walthers Brewery Complex missing major sprue
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 02:03:53 PM »
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Wow, John, thank you very much for the offer.  E-mail sent.