Building a refinery and looking at the models from Plastruct

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by railBuilderdhd, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    I wanted to know from anyone who has purchased the models made by Plastruct if the models have good details and do you need to buy many additional parts to make the model complete. I was looking to build a fuel refinery and they have many models that look exactly like the model I want. Does anyone know of other models that may be better for a refinery?
    Thanks in advance,
    dhd
  2. Pitchwife

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    What scale are you working in?
  3. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    I'm building in HO scale, but I've not started at this point. I'm thinking I'll start by building the loading dock and run a rail line that will have a refinery and other stations along the line. I still need to determine if this will be a railroad in the northeast or the west but it will be modeled something between 1990 to present day.
  4. Pitchwife

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    I've got the Walthers North Island Refinery in N scale. I haven't started on it yet, but it looks pretty complex. You might check out the HO version. Can't help you with Plastruct though.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with the refinery kit from plastruct, but their main business is details for architectural models (spelling?). Model railroading is a sideline for them. Everything I've seen from them is good, as you would expect since the standards required for architectural models is on parr with the top line craftsman kits. Anything less than first class modeling for architects is unacceptable.