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Industrial Gate
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Scenery specialist NOCH produces hard foam models simulating stone and masonry for modelers to create their own structures and scenery. Gate (Tor), item 58086 is one choice, part of NOCH's Hard Foam product line (Hartschaum-Serie).

    This series is an absolute highlight for every layout with urban sceneries. The hard foam walls and portals impress with their 3D appearance that is built up in four levels. On the other hand, they inspire with the variety of elements which can also be combined with each other.

    The portals are suitable for catenary.
    - NOCH

Gate / Tor...
...is a casting made of a hard foam and packed in a heavyweight plastic bag. It is a casting in the Town Railway Walls category of the Hardfoam Walls and Portals series. Gate/Tor is a one-piece casting. Hardfoam Walls and Portals are designed to be standalone or modular. Modelers can use this for retaining and property walls, to abut arches and portals, and for buildings.

Gate is formed and engraved to simulate multiple textures: stone; wood; concrete. You can cut the material, scribe and distress it for texture, and even heat it for shaping. It is soft enough to pick holes in with a scissor. This foam will also accept solvent based paints.

NOCH markets it for HO scale, which is 1/87. Obviously, stone structures can be of all sizes of rocks and thus the only limiting factor for scale is a modeler's imagination.

That you may judge this Gate size for your needs, I show it with an:
    1/87 heavy Mercedes truck

    1/48 - "American O scale" M10 tank destroyer

    1/35 Tiger I tank

    Figures of 1/35, 1/48 and 1/87 - HO scales


Whether you model military or civil non-railroad subjects, or a model railway, I think this Hard Foam model Gate is a very useful product. It is easy to work with and looks very authentic. It provides a 3-D effect in sturdy light material.

Gate (Tor) is a quick and effective way to create an industrial gate for your layout and diorama. Recommended.

NOCH models are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit http://www.noch.de or https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOCH-Modell-Landschaftsbau/117856054930919

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on RAILROAD MODELING.
Highs: Easy to work with and authentic, it provides a 3-D masonry and wood effect in sturdy light material.
Verdict: This versatile facade is a quick and effective way to create an industrial gate for your layout and diorama.
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 58086
  Suggested Retail: $10 / 8.99
  Related Link: Hard foam walls and portals
  PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2015

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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