Station de Transformateur

Revue de la Maquette Faller au 1/87

Station de Transformateur, 1/87 Maquette Faller 954

Transformer stations of this type are often seen in rural parts de l'Allemagne, where its shingled walls et traditional roof make the transformer blend in avec its surroundings. Measured at 1/72 scale, the HO model still has a floor space of 9.4 square metres, et it is tall enough to be used in conjunction avec the taller miniatures. Compatibility avec 1/72 scale figurines can be improved by raising the small roof above the doorway by 4 mm. The model is beautifully done in coloured plastic, but it is well worth the effort to weather it, using the small scale AFV weathering technique developed by Jim Gordon. Telegraph poles will be required to build a telegraph line in conjunction avec this model.

Contenu

Transformer Station, rural

  • Period II, after ca. 1921
  • 63 Parts in 4 Colours
  • Clear Plastic Sheet for Windows
  • Masking Paper avec printed Curtains
  • 1/72 Scale Floor Plan: 2.77 × 3.38 m
  • 1/72 Scale Height: 7.70 m
  • Accessories: Telegraph Poles No. 955

Évaluation

  • Excellente choice of subject: The transformer station may be used as a solitary building along a rural road. The shingled construction et the addition of telegraph poles et lines make the model very attractive.
  • Scale model avec excellent detail. Shingles, roof tiles, plasterwork et wood grain are nicely sculpted.
  • Very easy to build, only 63 parts.
  • High quality kit. The parts are practically free of flash, et the cast-on sprue is easy to remove avec a scalpel. Even beginning modélistes should be able to put the transformer station together without a problem, the parts fit together very well.
  • Excellent colouring, the model looks realistic et very harmonious. The beautifully detailed shingles really call for additional weathering, using the same techniques one would apply to a military véhicule.
  • La maquette contient une insertion en papier avec les rideaux imprimés en couleur. La plupart de l'insertion est noire, et il est conçu pour empêcher la lumière intérieure d'éclairer la matière plastique de la maquette. Avec le papier masquant en position, seulement les fenêtres seront allumées. Joueurs de Guerre typically simulate nightfighting by imagining darkness on the battlefield, but here is a model which would actually support night actions on the table-top battlefield.
  • Plaques de danger de quatre couleurs "HOCHSPANNUNG - LEBENSGEFAHR" sont inclus dans la maquette, mais les caractères ne sont pas assez claire pour les lire, et la couleur jaune de chrome n'a pas été correspondue correctement. Les plaques ne sont pas datése, nous pouvons seulement supposer qu'elles sont à partir de la période totive de la maquette, 1921-1945.
  • Not strictly compatible avec 1/72 scale figurines et véhicules, but the transformer station is unique, et its overall dimensions are such that it may be used alongside larger buildings.
  • The kit does not include telegraph poles ou lines, but these are required to complete the model. Part No. 1/4 must not be attached to the building without the lines in place. Faller kit No. 955 includes the necessary poles et lines, et it should be ordered along avec this model.
  • There are three insulators on each side of the roof, but the telegraph poles included in kit No. 955 support up to four lines. If four lines are to be used, part No. 1/7 should be replaced avec a similar part scrounged from a telegraph pole.
  • Faller kits are cataloged by historical period, a system which works well for model railroaders who base their layouts on a particular period. Period II extends from 1921 to 1945, for example. Unfortunately, this dating method is inadequate for military modelling purposes. We would have expected to find the year of construction in the manual, enabling the modéliste to match the building to certain véhicules which may have appeared at about the same time.

Déploiement Historique

  • Rural Transformer Station, Allemagne ca. 1921-1997

The transformer station is a perfect stand-alone building for a rural setting. Anyone looking for a nice change of pace in armour modelling, is well advised to give the transformer station a try. The crisp detail et surface textures may be painted et highlighted using regular AFV painting techniques. Roll-players et joueurs de guerre will find a number of interesting scenarios revolving around the transformer station: It is a tactical objective, landmark et observation point.

Questions Fréquents

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