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laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:37 am
by Marquette
A while ago there was some discussion of a manufacturer of laser-cut structure kits who will do any of his line in TT, but now I can't find the thread... I thought it was BTS, but looking at his website, I don't see the item I'm after - I remember that whoever it was had a New York Central/Canada Southern station building amongst his range, and I want one of these... anyone know who this was?

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:42 am
by Arseny
I suppose you are talking about RSLaser Kits - http://www.rslaserkits.com/
This is the thread: http://www.ttnut.com/new-structures-t1435.html
But I did not find any TT-scale kits on their site.

Also maybe you are talking about Thomas Schwarz's kits - http://ideenladen.de/index.php?id=13
This is the thread: http://www.ttnut.com/american-style-bui ... den#p15301
and also
http://www.ttnut.com/wooden-railway-sta ... t1553.html
They planned to produce wooden station, but needed a good photos.

Or maybe you can use Busch's station:
http://www.ttnut.com/busch-freight-stat ... tml#p13994
(of course Busch will not produce any station you need in TT but maybe this one is suitable)

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:58 am
by Marquette
Thanks Arseny - it was the RS kits.

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:23 am
by Arseny
Do you plan to contact them? Please tell us about the result. I want to order american station building too.
(But if they refuse to produce it in TT, maybe you can to use some H0-scale kit, like Ingo Schwaetzer did with the "Fred&Red" diner from Blair Line ( https://picasaweb.google.com/Ingo.Schwa ... 1056498562 )

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:06 am
by Marquette
If they won't do it in TT, I'll just scratchbuild - the point of my interest is that it is specifically a Canada Southern station from southwest Ontario.

Though if the TT price is similar to the HO price, I may well just scratchbuild anyways - the price of the one kit would get me supplies for 5 or 6 scratchbuilt stations...

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 am
by The Fish
June Empire had an Ad for BTS Lazer cut kits http://www.btsrr.com
regards

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:55 am
by j p
One Czech company makes laser cut buildings.
Their www page is only in Czech though ...
http://www.sikulovesro.cz/

But the signal box of KFNB (Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn) might be interesting. Its prototype built in 1890 was called "America".
http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... -brno.aspx

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:03 pm
by Marquette
Yeah, that signal box looks kinda NA-Euro hybrid.

Found a few others that could be useful for an NA layout...

Coal shed: http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... -uhli.aspx

Freight shed: http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... acice.aspx

Factory - take the dormers and chimneys off: http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... -telc.aspx

Phone booths: http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... nzova.aspx
http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... -1911.aspx

Public toilet - this'd be perfect in a park: http://www.sikulovesro.cz/produkty/zele ... evlin.aspx

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:09 pm
by j p
The "Factory" is actually a grain storage / granary.
:)
All their models have real prototypes. I like that approach.

Re: laser cut kits in TT?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:49 pm
by Marquette
I do, too.

The one thing that has always puzzled me, though, is why they'll take a station building from Town A, the signal tower from Town D, an oil shed from Town K and a freight shed from Town Z... why not take them all from the same place, if present?