Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by NICK C, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. NICK C

    NICK C New Member

    Hi everyone.

    Can anyone help me?, im lookin for a large structure in N gauge. I was hoping for a large monastery to occupy the mountainside in a large N gauge layout currently being built. I looked in my local model shop but with no avail.

    please reply soon.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hi, I model in HO so I don't know about the availability in N but wonder if one of the more popular brewery structure kits might have the look? (With some modifications of course!) :)
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Nick!
    Walthers ( makes some large industrial-type structures in N combining 2 or more of them in some interesting way, I'm sure you could come up with quite an imposing structure.
    Good luck!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nick the Walthers N/Z catalog has several large castles that could pass for a monastary.
  5. jdh

    jdh Member

    and the castles are from european companies, they should be readily available at UK shops.

    since i have never seen a monastary [or was aware of it], what are the basic building criteria?

    do they build their own, or just move into an existing building and hang a new sign up?
  6. NICK C

    NICK C New Member

    Monasteries are generally built to order by skilled craftsmen to accomodate the huge number of rooms and with enough room for all the crafts areas. They look unique and have a different layout to that of a castle.

    Its hard to find the right buildings to stick together and convert to create a realistic structure!

    Just an idea:

    how abouts sticking faller "old city walls"," town houses", "lumber mill" and parts of the falller "Hohenfelds" castle together?, would it work or am i on the wrong tracks again?

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  7. swissjohn

    swissjohn Member

    What country or area are you modelling ?
    I know of monasteries in Central Europe that resemble large churches. I have attached a photo of the Vollmer church on my old N-scale layout. I'm sure that two or three of these could be kitbashed into a larger structure.

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  8. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Okay, John, I'm going to ask another tough question. What the heck does "chi rimorchia di plu" mean ??
  9. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    Walthers is showing two castles in their catalog that could pass for monistaries (sp).
    One is made by Faller item #232243 called "Lichtenfels Castle"
    see below

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  10. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    The other one is by Pola, item #310 called Castle "Highrocks"

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  11. swissjohn

    swissjohn Member

    I hate to admit this but my non-native languages leave much to be desired. :eek:
    The Kato Re460 loco in my photo carried the Italian "Chi rimorchia di più" on one side and the Swiss German "Wer hat die meisten Anhänger?" on the other. Roughly translated I believe it means "Who carries the most ?"
    The livery was short-lived and was devised as part of a proposed joint freight venture between the Swiss and Italian Railways which never actually got off the ground.
    Perhaps Ron, our Swiss resident, can correct me if I have got my facts wrong :)
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Facts?...Who cares about facts?!...I'd just like to see some more pics of that looks super!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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