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I have brought and used the Terraced Houses kit. I am very impressed with the quality of the textures and the thought put into the design of the houses. Supplied with the kit is a wide choice of colour for the exterior doors, different options for the interior walls and floors are also supplied.

The windows are intended to be printed onto transparent film that you can obtain for use with overhead projectors. Curtains and blinds are supplied in various colours for dressing the windows.

To finish the houses you would ideally need to add chimney pots and gates as these are not supplied.

I used the kit to create a money box for my little brother by only building a single house instead of the pair without the rear extension and adding some reinforcement to the interior. This was instead of using the interiors supplied. The roof was adapted to be removable and a slot large enough to accept coins was cut into the roof. Heavily kit-bashed, but the end effect is very good and I am happy with it.

Should I ever have a requirement for terraced houses on a layout I would happily use this kit as it is straight forward to construct and gives a finished item with plenty of scope for extra detailing of the interiors and exteriors.

I am currently waiting for the industrial building kit to become available to asses it's suitability for a layout that I am in the early stages of planning and am considering purchasing and kit-bashing the north light engine shed into a 1 road example for the same layout.
 

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>The windows are intended to be printed onto transparent film that you can obtain for use with overhead projectors.

Thanks for that snippet of information.
I have been wondering about it for some time.

I'd love to see a photo.

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Do watch out for the type of Overhead Projector film you use for printing your windows onto. If using an inkjet, the film needs to be appropriately coated to take the ink. If using a laser printer the film must be suitable for use in such a printer or it may melt and make a horrible mess!
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This was created on Christmas Eve as a novelty present for my brother, so I didn't have very long to construct it. Please excuse the obvious construction errors, the camera makes them look worse than they are!

Please also excuse the picture quality, I borrowed a camera that I haven't used before so they aren't the best that I've done.



I didn't have any clear plastic available for the windows, so I used tracing paper and a felt pen to create the windows and frames. Other than that, the textures are as supplied in the terraced house kit except the house is obviously kit-bashed into a money box. The roof has been made removable and the interior strengthened to accommodate this usage.

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Thanks for posting the pictures - very nice.

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I bought the Scale Scenes platforms and 'Gable Roof Engine Shed' last week. Neither have been built yet but that sounds like a project for this week.

I know the warning has already been made but I spend my working life mending computers and the associated peripherals. The amount of times that I have seen people put transparencies designed for ink jet printers through a laser printer and damage it irreparably is far too high. But watching some one have to go and explain what they have done to the boss provides much amusement
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I'll let you know how I get on...
 

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QUOTE (Sibrows @ 25 Mar 2007, 17:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I bought the Scale Scenes platforms and 'Gable Roof Engine Shed' last week. Neither have been built yet but that sounds like a project for this week.

I know the warning has already been made but I spend my working life mending computers and the associated peripherals. The amount of times that I have seen people put transparencies designed for ink jet printers through a laser printer and damage it irreparably is far too high. But watching some one have to go and explain what they have done to the boss provides much amusement
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I'll let you know how I get on...


I have posted lots of pics of the different buildings here:-

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...ost&p=22311

Hope you enjoy building them.

Ian
 

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This is probably under the really dumb question department but I take it they are not textured as you would use your own paper to print?
 

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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 27 Mar 2007, 12:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is probably under the really dumb question department but I take it they are not textured as you would use your own paper to print?


The couple I have built are not textured as you say coz using one's own paper but they still look good & with the varietes of building papers available from Scalescenes, they do look better than the old building papers of years ago.

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QUOTE (55 going on 5 @ 28 Jan 2007, 12:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello,
Has anyone made any of the buldings and platforms from the scalescenes.com range?
I know some of you have made the taster and the brick wall but anything else?
thanks

I have made the diesel engine shed and it was a bit fiddly making the corrugated walls but well worth the effort and it looked good completed. The real beauty of them is if you make a mess you just print another copy of the page you mess up and off you go again or you just make another and another until you either get sick o f it or have enough. Have a go you will be surprised how good they are.
 
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