PROJECT 5: THE STATION & GOODS SHED
Buildings for layouts can be an unexpected source of layout building costs. You won’t get a lot of change from £20 for an average plastic kit, while most resin ready-to-plant buildings are in the £50-£100 bracket. Superquick’s trusty card kits are arguably the cheapest kits around, but they look a little dated today. So what’s the solution? Downloadable kits. Scale scenes has become one of the most familiar names in this field and its range is not only extensive but really good looking. The beauty of such a kit is that you’re not paying for the materials – you just pay for the download. The cost comes, of course, in sourcing suitable backing card on which to mount the components, not to mention printer paper and ink. But you will save money if you need more than one building, because once you’ve bought a kit you can use it as many times as you want. Kit R003b is an absolute bargain – you get both the station and the goods shed for £4.99. I reckon that the additional cost of mounting card, paper and ink would probably push this up to £7. But how else can you get a station and goods shed for £7?