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Country Station
Country Station
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
Country Station is a laser-cut 1/87 multi-media model by Model Scene. It is item 98521.

This small shelter represents a branchline flag stop for a railway or rural bus stop.

The Kit
Model Scene uses a hard wood with very fine wood grain. It resists warping when painted. The grain is in line with the simulated siding of the parts.

Laser cuts of the parts are crisp with thin attachment points.

Not only are the pieces cut with a laser, to ease assembly the laser scribed part numbers on the part sheets.

There are 22 parts:
    Front x 1
    Sides x 2
    Back x 1
    Door x 1
    Roof shingles x 1
    Rafters x 1
    Ceiling x 1
    Slab x 1
    Window glazing x 2
    Window treatment x 2
    Window frame x 2
    Door jamb x 1
    Door frame x 1
    Scoinson x 2
    Door handle x 3

Detail
Detail is lased into the wood and card. Look at the door; paneling is cut into it and so are HO scale hinges - three of them. Minuscule cutouts are lased into the door frame and into the door facing and extra framing.

One characteristic of structure models of European model makers I never liked are the thick window muntins. Model Scene's are to-scale thin. The window also has a fine casing cut for the exterior.

I am impressed that a full joist structure was cut for the roof.

Instructions
Model makers have told me that producing instruction sheets add a surprising amount of expense. Thus I am very impressed with Model Scene's instruction sheet. It clearly identifies each part and depicts a sequence for assembly.

No painting guidance is provided. While no guidance is provided about painting wood parts, the wood used by Model Scene is excellent and other kits of theirs have not warped after I applied acrylic paint. Excellent!

Conclusion
Model Scene's Country Station is a quality model that should assemble into a sharp and detailed lineside structure. Buildings like this are ubiquitous and the low price should allow modelers to acquire several.

I appreciate the excellent instructions, sharp cutting of the parts, and quality wood.

I enjoy building Model Scene kits and look forward to building more of them.

This small model should make a big presence with its quality and ease of assembly. It is a sharp high quality structure that should be easy to assemble.

Highly recommended.

Please remember to mention to vendors and retailers that you saw this product here - on RailRioad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Precise laser cutting. Fine scale woodgrain. High detail.
Lows: Nothing of consequence.
Verdict: I enjoy building MODEL SCENE kits and look forward to building this one. It should make a big presence with its quality and detail.
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 98521
  Suggested Retail: 6.90
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 10, 2019
  NATIONALITY: Czech Republic
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.18%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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