Prisons and other punishment/ injunction institutions in H0?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TEP 60, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    Are any prisons or other punishment/ injunction institutions ever produced now in H0?
  2. caliban

    caliban Member


    German manufacturer Faller did a brick jail/prison as special edition in 1999, including light and sound effects, Preiser inmates, wardens and moving inmates on the prison yard. Price on eBay is somewhere around $200. Don't know about other kits. The two photos were taken at Miniaturwunderland in Hamburg, they used the Faller kit for their layout. With a few extra details and paint added.

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  3. tomd81

    tomd81 New Member

    If you find the model that you want to use, Southern served a prision in Atlanta in the 1960's. The prision had their own trackmobile. There were over 150 carloads per year of inbound traffic. Below is a photo of the Sally port


    The above photo is from a article in Southern Railway Ties magazine

  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    It looks to me like any number of big city buildings could be used as the basis for a city jail kitbash. Bars on windows could be bent up from brass wire and installed like grab irons only vertical instead of horizontal. If you have a prison in mind that is out in the country, you would still use a similar building with a perimiter wall around the excersize yard. It would have access restricted to a single drive in with a guard inspection shack for the entrance and exit.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    It wouldn't take too much modifying to make that look like the Baltimore Pen. Just flatten the roof and put a basketball court up there fully caged in with tulle.:thumb:
  6. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    a prison shuold be gray and forborne one of the castle kits could be modified to make a prison will go in to yuma sunday and take a few pics of whats left of the Arizona terriorial prison at yuma . not some place that you would want to be in.
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Maybe a school-type of kit would work...something that looks "institutional".
  8. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    sign1 sign1 That's what School feels like some days! sign1 sign1
  9. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    This could be the industry that my layout is based around. I wanted a country feeling, so maybe a very isolated prison, next to the small village for wardens and various other employees. The prison on a large hill, with rail access via a tunnel to underground depot

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