Our (LHS) Games Dept. just brought in some laser structure kits from a UK supplier.  The product line is called "Tabletop Scenics", a subset of TTCombat, a U.K. gaming company.

Offered are some interesting structures and scenic accessory items.  Many of them are scaled to 25-28mm (excellent for O scale) proportions.  The structure kits we obtained for our store from the Wild West series, for example, are laser cut from 3mm (1/8") MDF hardboard stock.  They're a tad on the simplistic side....begging for enhancements of the buyer's choice/skill.  But they're VERY affordable.  The Small House A, for instance, is priced at $12!  Check out the structures in the other series....such as the WWII series.  Note, though, that some items/structures are in 15mm scale proportions.

I especially like the Barn in the Wild West series, and the Church in the World War series.  Some paint, some thinning of the windows, maybe some paper shingles and other details on them.....Hmmmmmmmm.   Could be fun!?

A customer joining in our staff discussion about the potential for this new product offering suggested, 'Kids could build these!  Paint them in seasonal colors, add an interior light, snow on the roof,...great simple buildings for the under-the-tree Christmas train layout!'  Why not?

FWIW department.

KD

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I have built several of the Knights of Dice Sentry City 28 mm range. All would make good models for o scale.  The only noticeable issue for me is the door size is a bit small. Windows and overall height work well.  The buildings are a nice addition and offer a different look---art deco- that is not so common. 

The highway overpass bridge represents well an art deco overpass and can be expanded.  The price is also competitive but shipping will elevate costs.  

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First photo is the rear of the building and the next is the front. 

I have a number of their kits and all construct easily with tab and slot.  The accessories to these structures are compatible to o scale, including park benches and other street details. 

 

Paul 

 

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One of the things we (LHS) have discussed to enhance this line's appeal to the railroad crowd is to create a display model....built up, but showing two or three finished stages.  

For instance, 1/4 of the built structure could be 'unfinished'....in the raw MDF board.  The second stage could be a simple painting/staining....walls, windows/doors, roof.  The third stage could be with a window or two 'thinned' to better proportions, maybe some improved wall/roof overlays....brick, shingles, etc..  The final stage might show using some other parts...again, windows/doors, railings, etc....to change the appearance to blend better in with other commercial structures or the overall layout appearance.  Plus, in addition to roof/wall treatments/overlays, maybe add some climbing vines, chimney, porch details, weathering, etc.   

We're still mulling through options....and preparing another store order.

BTW...regarding  concerns of scale...I hear you!  The first thing I did when I spied that Small House A (Wild West series) in the Games department was to measure the height of the doorway.  It was as close to 1.75" as my corrected eyesight could determine.  In O scale parlance that's 7 feet....as compared to a typical door height of 6'-8".  Close enough for me, anyway!!

Look, I never intended for these to be a structural panacea for our hobby segment!  But, talk about an inexpensive starting point for a variety of tastes and applications....I (we-LHS) think it has merit.

In fact one customer joining the discussion, after viewing the simple Wild West house kits we had sampled, commented...'COOL!  Throw on some seasonal paint, put a light inside, sprinkle some snow on the roof, and you've added some simple, inexpensive structures to the under-tree Christmas layout!!!   The kids could even build these!!!'

See?  That's what a bit of creativity will do with these!

FWIW, always....

KD

OK, I looked these folks up, and I can't find anything about the Wild West on their website, but I do find Orkenburg, Mechanicum, Gothic Spires, and Poland 1939.  They claim to be an off-shoot of Kromlech in Poland?

 

Am I missing something here, or do I have the wrong company entirely?

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

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