Category Archives: Kit Construction

I confess that I am not a master model builder.  Sure, I cobbled together a few kits from my local hobby store back in the late 1950’s, but then lost interest.

Things have certainly changed! Some of the G-gcale kits available today cost as much as a new car did back in the 1950’s. Anyway, as a novice learning how to build these kits, I will share my comments with you in the hope that you will at least be amused, if not informed.

POLA 1763: Village Well

I purchased this kit from Ultimate Trains Ltd. It is about 9″ long, 5.25″ wide and 5.5″ tall. Although small, it is expensive because it includes an electric pump. This was one of the first kits I assembled and painted, … Continue reading

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POLA 995: Susi’s Newspaper Kiosk

I purchased this kit from Ultimate Trains Ltd. It is about 6.25″ square and 7″ tall. This kit includes some patio accessories, so will actually require about one square foot of display area. This is listed as a 1/22.5 scale … Continue reading

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POLA 999: Susch Station

I purchased this kit from Ultimate Trains Ltd. It is about 16″ wide, 23″ long and 12″ tall, including the cargo loading platform. This is a big, heavy kit with about a zillion parts, most of which will need to … Continue reading

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PIKO 62057: Beate’s Pottery

I purchased this kit from Ultimate Trains Ltd. It is about 9.5″ wide, 11.5″ long and 10″ tall. The pottery display stand is about 5.5″ wide, 5.25″ long and 5.75″ tall. This kit was easy enough to assemble and went … Continue reading

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LGB 5038: Advertising Pillar

These advertising pillars appear on eBay regularly, and sell for a fraction of their retail price. Each one is about 2.75″ diameter and 7.25″ tall. If you browse through old LGB catalogs, you will see that these have been made … Continue reading

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VOLLMER 1212: Signal Box “Moosbach”

Vollmer’s G-scale kits are quite rare in North America. I snatched this model from eBay for about half the retail price.  It is about 6.5″ wide, 14.5″ long, and 18″ tall.  This kit includes a lightbulb for the lamp over the … Continue reading

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