N scale brewery

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Big Mark, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Big Mark

    Big Mark Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a brewery model on sale or is it just time to kit bash?
    Living in England I understand that we use a different scale (we use either 148 or 160 and the rest of the world uses other) would this make mixing building stand out and look duff?
    Cheers
    Mark
  2. Brian

    Brian Member

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    I believe it was "Model Power" that produces an N scale brewery kit. It's pretty easy to come by....you might try searching on Ebay....I spotted one there last night. :thumb:
  3. Big Mark

    Big Mark Member

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    That is just what I am after!!
    Have sent ebayer an email
  4. gavin manley

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    try metcalff i think there brewery is in N as WELL:D
  5. Big Mark

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    Cheers Gavin, yeah it is N but Im not keen on card buildings and its huge.
    Thanks though
    Mark
  6. gavin manley

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    sorry coulnt be more help what i've done is bought the tank farm and sales buliding from kibri and used the office with the small barrels provided as a distribution point or large offie.
  7. Big Mark

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    This is the one I am going to get hold of

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    This is the metcalf kit just incase anyone does not know it
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  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Definatly a classic. Had that on my layout when I was in N scale.
  9. Big Mark

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    The model power or metcalf?
  10. gavin manley

    gavin manley New Member

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    nice model looks better than the metcalf model:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The Model Power. I made mine part of a larger complex. It's made so you can have a piece of track in it, and I used mine for a indoor railcar shipping/recieving dock.
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Actually, the Metcalf kit looks more like an old Brewery than the Model Power one.

    With those large vehicle doors, the Model Power kit looks more like a car repair shed, or maybe an early automobile assembly building.
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    That MP kit has been marketed as several other things besides a "brewery" I've seen it in both HO & N as a "lumber mill", among other things...

    IMHO, it would be cool to combine both those kits shown into some type of brewery...:cool:

    Also Walthers makes some really nice looking industrial structures that would make convincing breweries...

    www.walthers.com
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    IMO the Metcalfe one looks more true to form of the breweries i've seen, the MP one looks as though it could be used for everything from an engine shed to as someone suggested a saw mill.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Didn't the MP one start out as the Revell engine shed about 40 years ago?

    Of course, the only brewery I've been in lately looks like a CPR roundhouse, cause that's what it is.
  16. Big Mark

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    I think you guys are spot on, that the metcalf kit does look more like an industrial brewery. the two main issues for me were size and the fact it is made from card.
    I am doing a very rural layout based on the southern area of England and to go with that the Brewery is to be a small cottage industry type, which is why I like the MP one
  17. shortliner

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    I'd look around and see if there are a couple of other kits that will fit in with it as additional buildings, and possibly add a Rix/Pikestuff "Blue-shed" extension. Put a chainlink fence around the whole thing to tie-it together
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
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    Mark --
    Bearing in mind that our ideas of what constitutes "rural" may be at more than a slight divergence, I still have to say that the brewery in this link strikes me as far more 'cottage industry' than the MP version.

    http://walthers.com/exec/productinfo/555-203

    -- Paul
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    That was what I meant by "additions" in my post above - very nice!
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  20. Big Mark

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    really nice brewery coaster..
    Just to clarify what I am going for when I say Rural....
    And yeah cottage industry (artisan) brewery is what I am going for, keep the comments coming guys this is great stuff
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