The Kingsway range of card kits provides a way of displaying scale model vehicles in an appropriate diorama. At present most of the kits are to 4mm scale; correct for use with OO scale model railways and EFE model buses. There are also some kits in 2mm scale N gauge suitable for use with the Oxford diecast N gauge bus models.
The most comprehensive range of 1/76 scale bus garage models
The main kit parts are on stout mounting card approximately 1.25mm thick. This needs to be cut using a knife and steel rule.
Use an impact adhesive to glue the parts together. Bostik All Purpose adhesive is recommended.
A number of the kits, especially those from the High Street range will be of use on model railway layouts.
Bus Garages and Railway stations are large structures and so the majority of the kits depict the building frontage only
The original concept was to provide a diorama setting on which to pose model buses. To this end the majority of the models will fit quite nicely onto a bookshelf.
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Free download sheets are available through the Kingsway Downloads site (accessed by clicking on the red bar above). These include bus garage interior walls, bus garage roofing, station floor tiling etc.
As with any model making, the result will depend upon the effort expended. Colouring the cut edges will dramatically enhance the finished model. Printed drain pipes may be covered by plastic rod or wire to give a 3D effect. The addition of street 'furniture' and figures will complete the scene.
The Kingsway Inspirations Site has some useful advice about building the kits and adding additional details.
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1/76 scale models of London Underground stations
London Transport bus garages - central and country
1/76 scale model fire stations
Above left - Puss having inspected a finished RD Hornchurch model in her younger days.
Puss has been the 'poster girl' for Kingsway Models since the first kits were produced in 2006.
Alas, she was suddenly taken ill and died peacefully on 19th March, 2015, aged 16.
The picture to the right shows her a couple of weeks before, a little unkempt but happy and lively.