Ready Built Structures

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Are there any other manufaturers that make ready built structures besides Bachmann and Model Power? I've found out the hard way that I just don't have the skill it takes to build these tiny little houses. I'm not finding what I want with either Bachmann or Model power in the way of buildings but it seems like everything else costs an arm and a leg even for kits. If anybody knows of anything else, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    ther isnt much out there thats semi-high qaulity and ready built.all the good structures are kits,and i take it you dont want to detail N-scale structures right?--josh
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Nope. I don't even want to try and build another N scale structure let alone detail it.
    Tiny parts, big hands, no skillz.

    However, this looks interesting: Table Top Towns Main Page
    Resin cast buildings. You can get them painted or unpainted. Not too alarmingly priced comapred to some of the stuff I've seen.
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Hmm...not sure about N scale:confused: , but woodland scenics and Walther's Cornerstone "built-ups" are pretty good quaility...for HO:winki: .
    :deano: -Deano
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    they are pretty cheap but they skimp on detail,but if you dont want to assemble or detail the structures those may be the way to go.but id still try to get nicer kits close to the veiwer and these towards the back.youll also want more variety I.E stores,movie theaters,barber shops,etc.--josh
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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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  7. bigsteel

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    now you could use the cornerstone kits for up-close structures and the cheaper ones for far away on the table.this way it will keep price down yet still give a nice lookin layout.--josh
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    ooohhh... Nice!
    Still trying to find houses though.
  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    There really is no close and far away on my layout.
    You forget it's only 3x6. :D

    And I'm only going to have room for a small selection, I want it to predominantly be houses and make it look like a little wide spot in the road deep south Hillbilly town.
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    if you only want a few structures and theres no "deep spot" :mrgreen: in your layout id go with the walthers cornerstone.they have good detail for the money and since you dont need muh it wont break the bank or piss of the wife :p--josh
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I still haven't found any houses in the Walthers stuff yet. :(
  12. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i found these cannonball,they fit the "rural" theme pretty well:
    OK nevermind,my right clicker isnt working,but just serch N-scale for houses and a bunch of them came up.--josh
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    All I'm finding when I google is the same Model Power and Bachmann stuff unless I want kits which is what I'm trying to avoid.
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    Atlas has the Kate's Colonial House and the Barb's Bungalow in built form.

    Woodland Scenics is in process of releasing their "Built and Ready" in N Scale, but no houses yet.
  15. ARGH

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    Check out the line of Hornby Lyddle End ready built structures for British N-scale. They are slightly larger at approx 1/150 but acceptable and many are adaptable for use on American layouts. You can see them at the Hornby web site: Home - Hornby

    George
  16. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    hhhmmm......
    These just might work.
    Not exactly what I was looking for but it would be an interesting variation....
  17. Jim Krause

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    Is there anybody out there that likes building structure kits? Maybe for a small fee or just for the fun of it?
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    I like the building kits, especialy Walthers Gold Ribbon, but then again, I'm HO.
  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    no no no,i meant search on walthers! :mrgreen:.i guess is should've stated what i searched on :p--josh
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    How about buying ready built structures online ?
    A ready built structure seems kind of fragile to be shipped by mail ?.Do they pack it properly ?