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Electricity substation (Busch)


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I built this model substation a few years ago. The kit is interesting to me in that it is made entirely from laser-cut parts - in particular, MDF for the structure, and paper for the wrap. This technology seems an economical way to make a pre-coloured kit just as good as a plastic one, and suitable for small production runs where tooling for injection-moulding is not viable:

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Assembly is straightforward, and the kit makes up into a sturdy model. Details like the door handle are etched and appear a bit flat in my photos, but the model looks fine from normal viewing distances. Arguably, the matt finish of the parts is more realistic than unpainted plastic. The only downside I can imagine is, any moisture will spoil the model. I do not know of the prototype but I think it will look at home on my British H0 layout.

 

The kit is Busch part number 1570 and they call it a "Transformer Station", for H0 scale.

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Very neatly built. I had to look twice - nay, thrice - to see that it was lasercut/MDF. 

 

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Prototypical British Electricity substations have in general been overlooked in the modelling world , I ended up finding one  on a club stand a few years ago but haven’t seen any since.DAA52F8B-EFCB-401A-83BC-5F78538ED469.jpeg.83c188e416d4c9e469bc77e206af60c9.jpeg099DDC4A-A3F2-4562-B296-6631CE881CE5.jpeg.b392631d003b50e962cd24a227f245ca.jpeg

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14 hours ago, Pylon King said:

Prototypical British Electricity substations have in general been overlooked in the modelling world , I ended up finding on a club stand a few years ago but haven’t seen any since.DAA52F8B-EFCB-401A-83BC-5F78538ED469.jpeg.83c188e416d4c9e469bc77e206af60c9.jpeg099DDC4A-A3F2-4562-B296-6631CE881CE5.jpeg.b392631d003b50e962cd24a227f245ca.jpeg

 

Substations clearly come in some very different sizes.

 

A good model for the back of the layout where sleeves won't catch in it.

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13 hours ago, 47137 said:

 

Substations clearly come in some very different sizes.

 

A good model for the back of the layout where sleeves won't catch in it .

 Definitely worth checking out   Sankey Scenics , they produce warning signs which would  be an excellent addition for your building . Surprisingly British power poles aren’t even produced, I ended up building several different designs from Plastruct and Evergreen Plastics .0A3A13C1-A5B8-45A3-A1E6-272093D1B7CC.jpeg.8ca5d204f2adf383c74841f61d531879.jpeg

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Well I don't know anything about the subject but these look very British straight away to me. No doubting the craftsmanship here :-)

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