Friday, December 2, 2011

15mm Terrain - Jersey Barriers/K-Rails

So I have been poking around looking at materials to start detailing the 15mm terrain I have (a bunch of 15mm MBA stuff and other 15mm WWII terrain). I also read an interesting thread or two on TMP regarding using HO (1/87) scale terrain with 15mm (1/100). My thoughts on this are - go for it!


First thing if you are going to consider using HO (1/87) scale terrain - go get a Walthers HO Scale Reference Book from your FLHS (friendly local hobby shop). If for some reason you do not have a FLHS or you have a Not So FLHS - order a copy online.


One of things that caught my eye in the HO Scale Reference Guide was Jersey Barriers! There were from BLMA Models - I then poked around the 15mm SciFi/Modern Manufacturer community and found Jersey Barriers/K-Rails from Rebel Minis and from Antenocitis Workshop. I worked up a detail comparison and cost analysis - you can find it below...


Detail Comparison and Cost Analysis - Jersey Barriers/K-Rails


Rebel Minis
5 x Jersey Barriers (40mm length x 8mm width x 10mm height) or (1.57" length x 0.31" width x 0.39" depth)
Material: Resin
Cost: $2.99
Cost per Unit: $0.60
Overall Combined Length: 200mm or 7.87"
Cost per Millimeter: $.015
Cost per Inch: $.379
http://rebelminis.com/15scjeba5.html


Rebel Minis - 5 x Jersey Barriers




BLMA Models
4107 - Concrete 'K-Rail' Barrier (8 per pack) (69.60mm length x 7.11mm width x 8.89mm height) or (2.74" length x .28" width x .35" height)
Material: Injection Mold Plastic
Cost: $7.45
Cost per Unit: $.93
Overall Combined Length: 556.8mm or 21.92"
Cost per Millimeter: $.013
Cost per Inch: $.339
http://www.blmamodels.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?ud=AgUGBQAPBAYCBxQUEBEcHAMAAgEJBw0ECQkTEQAA&t=main.blue.htm&storeid=1&cols=1&categories=01001-00011&&c=detail.blue.htm&t=main.blue.htm&itemid=4107


BLMA Models - 4107 - Concrete 'K-Rail' Barrier (8 per pack)


BLMA Models - 4107 - Concrete 'K-Rail' Barrier (8 per pack)


Antenocitis Workshop
8 x K-Rails (50mm length x 8mm width x 10mm height) or (1.97" length x 0.31" width x 0.39" depth) and 9 x Jersey Barriers (31mm length x 8mm width x 10mm height) or (1.22" length x 0.31" width x 0.39" depth)
Material: Resin
Cost: £4.99p
Cost per Unit: £.29
Overall Combined Length: K-Rails - 400mm or 15.75" and Jersey Barriers - 279mm or 10.98" = Combined - 679mm or 26.73"
Cost per Millimeter: £.007
Cost per Inch: £.186
http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/15mm-concrete-barriers.html


Antenocitis Workshop - 8 x K-Rails and 9 x Jersey Barriers




How about a bonus - since I think piles of Concrete Car Stops make great terrain items!


Detail Comparison and Cost Analysis - Concrete Car Stops


BLMA Models
4108 - Concrete Car Stops (20 per pack) (20.83mm length x 2.02mm width x 1.78mm height) or (.82" length x .08" width x .07" height)
Material: Injection Mold Plastic
Cost: $5.95
Cost per Unit: $.30
http://www.blmamodels.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?ud=AgUGBQAPBAYCBxQUEBEcHAMAAgEJBw0ECQkTEQAA&t=main.blue.htm&storeid=1&cols=1&categories=01001-00011&&c=detail.blue.htm&t=main.blue.htm&itemid=4108


BLMA Models - 4108 - Concrete Car Stops (20 per pack)


BLMA Models - 4108 - Concrete Car Stops (20 per pack)




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