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Offline kimballthurlow  
#1 Posted : 18 December 2021 11:32:10(UTC)

Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,282
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I travelled to Germany and Denmark in 2018 to visit my 2 adult daughters.
In my travels I passed through Bonn, where the train was held up in the inner suburbs for about half an hour.
In that time it moved a short distance about 3 times.
This gave me an opportunity to admire the suburban street-scapes, and the architecture of the houses and buildings.

One building (picture here), encouraged me to build a model of a hotel for my layout.
The model would have to be a lot smaller but have some of the style of this fine example.


When I returned home I found that Kibri had indeed a range of kits based on buildings from Bonn.
The kits numbering 39100, 39101, 39102, 39103 seemed ideal for my needs.
I discounted the 39100 (the kit with the most flamboyant styling) because it would be too large on my layout.
39102 was offered to me at a good price, so although a plain style I knew it could be modified slightly.

Kibri 39102 kit

Unlike the Kibri 38387 kit which I reviewed recently (see Kibri 38387 kit review) this kit is made in the old way requiring glue and more self-assembly. The 38387 kit took only 3 hours, this one was more like 9 hours.

I am very happy with the result of my labour. I built it exactly as shown in the Kibri instructions except to modify the pathway to the front door with a fence either side.
I finished the hotel theme with the addition of a hotel sign hanging at one corner, and a rain cover over the pathway.
The canvas cover in red/white striping is taken from a gift card. It is not easy to find striped paper or cardboard.
The posts at front were a Grandt Line accessory.


I really don't have room for this hotel on my layout yet, but one day I will find a way.
(Footnote: the wall colouring in my picture is not correct, it looks more like the official Viessmann picture shown above).

HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge.
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Offline mmervine  
#2 Posted : 18 December 2021 19:49:42(UTC)

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Joined: 30/01/2006(UTC)
Posts: 1,837
Location: Keene, NH
nice work, looks great!
Märklin C-track, Marklin Digital & ECoS, multi-era French & Swiss
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