Just to say n scale laser in the UK is starting to do z scale, laser cut buildings, I have one of his motels on Lincoln Z, www.dawdawes.com Simon is going to do a range of stores, warehouses ect, prices vary from £14 + post, they will be available direct or from Mec Models
Very interesting, in fact ; I will need some "town" buildings, too ; there were only the 3D-printed buildings at Shapeways ("Walt's Trains and Things", "Stony Smith Designs"), pre-printed cardboard at Archistories (their "Torrnstein" station could be used, it has a bit the same "style" as Jackson, Michigan, and some "scandinavian" houses are useable in a village, too) and some laser-cuts by US-manufacturers. Question : I don't have any experience, neither with laser-cut, nor with 3D-printed buildings (which only need painting), only with "conventional" polystyrene kits (Faller, Vollmer, Kibri), and there are not many which could be used on an US-layout ; it could be interesting to see which method experienced modellers prefer. I don't want to speak about downloadable, "trompe-l'oeil" on cardboard printed buildings ; they look fine on photos and can be interesting ... with an ink jet printer ; unfortunately I use a colour laser (for decals) and the "colour" (i.e. "hardened" toner") peels off at the edges (I tried with the "demo" model). I think this would be a subject for a new topic.
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2017 17:07:09 GMT -5 by alberich
He will be only posting direct to USA as there isn't a lot of margin and the dealer will have to pay import duties. The kits are light so post shouldn't be a lot. Simon will be expanding his range so keep an eye on his web. we spoke last night and he is going to do more for my town on Lincoln mk2