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Good Morning everyone. Came across this. Great for some of us who would like Specific buildings. I certainly do they obviously realise the way things are going in the industry . Babs

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QUOTE (Babz @ 5 Feb 2021, 10:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good Morning everyone. Came across this. Great for some of us who would like Specific buildings. I certainly do they obviously realise the way things are going in the industry . Babs

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This is really interesting Babs. Obviously a scheme that is as yet in its early stages so I expect that the usefulness of Faller-Create will increase over time.

I really like the look of the Walter Gropius, Bauhaus directors villa in Dessau that is listed here: Faller-Create Inspirations

Thinking further about this I realise that models which hitherto would have been prohibitively expensive to commission from a professional model maker can now be had for a fraction of the cost. I know that the Villa at €108 is not cheap but for those lacking the requisite skills, commissioning a specialist supplier would have been the only way to get a model of a building that was not listed in commercial catalogues.

I have to confess that I have no idea how to design a building on a computer so that element escapes me. If I could I would use the system to create sections of plattenbau buildings that could be assembled into whatever I liked.

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For plattenbau I think I would go for something laser cut as the panels themselves appear to be pretty two dimensional. You could get the depth by building up layers.

Out of interest I googled for 'plattenbau modelleisenbahn' and although it didn't turn up any components, I did find links to a couple of building kits by Piko and the Faller's 130801/130802 kits. Faller's promo pictures they are intended for vertical stacking. It doesn't say if you can vary the horizontal composition or not.

Auhagen have a modular building system but it's for industrial buildings only.

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QUOTE (dwb @ 5 Feb 2021, 14:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For plattenbau I think I would go for something laser cut as the panels themselves appear to be pretty two dimensional. You could get the depth by building up layers.

Out of interest I googled for 'plattenbau modelleisenbahn' and although it didn't turn up any components, I did find links to a couple of building kits by Piko and the Faller's 130801/130802 kits. Faller's promo pictures they are intended for vertical stacking. It doesn't say if you can vary the horizontal composition or not.

Auhagen have a modular building system but it's for industrial buildings only.

David

I take your point David and yes, perhaps laser cut would be a good way to go for plattenbau. Simon Boulton started a thread exploring the availability of plattenbau modelling choices here on MRF: H0 Plattenbau. We would of course be interested in this because of the reliance on this building technique to regenerate post-war East and West Germany. The available kits are far from comprehensive. The idea that model components could be manufactured that give the modeller a chance to emulate the prototype construction method is appealing but not as yet commercially available.

Best regards .................. Greyvoices (alias John)
 
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