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Mixed Forest, 10 Trees
Mixed Forest, 10 Trees, 2,6''-5,9'' / 65-150 mm
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Mixed Forest, 10 Trees, 2,6''-5,9'' / 65-150 mm
Mischwald-Sortiment
Item No. 26411
Intended Scales: HO, TT


a tree that once stood alone
a tree that was unstable
and not very strong
*

A lone tree on a layout or diorama is a sad sight. NOCH offers single trees and sets of trees. This set is the Mixed Forest set of 10 conifer and deciduous trees of a medium size.

Mixed Forest, 10 Trees; HO, TT
NOCH packs these 10 trees in tandem plastic bags secured with a card label "box top". Five each conifer and deciduous trees of varying size are packed within.

I think that this set is an economy pack marketed for modelers who can accept less than realistic trees to create a quick copse without spending the entire hobby fund.

The trees are mainly twisted wire unto which is flock foliage is applied to. The wire "trunk" is then poked into a plastic trunk with root base. From ground level a definite step is seen between the plastic trunk and the wire trunk. The trunks have no bark detail.

The shapes are 'lollypops and cones'. The flocking is generally uniform in color, size and texture. As such these trees look like toys out of the bag. However, in my back yard I have some Bradford pears that have a similar shape (see the top two photos).

Fortunately, these wire trees can be bent and mashed to reform them from their uniform shapes. And these models offer a good basis for adding your own extra cover and color to improve the look of this set. For a dollar per tree, this can be economical for background and "filler" trees.

Reach to the Sky
With heights up to 150 mm / 5 7/8 of an inch, NOCH markets these for HO and TT, 1/87 and 1/120 respectively. So how high is the tallest tree in popular model scales?

    1/35: 17 ft/5.25 m
    O scale (1/48): 23 ft 7 in / 7.2 m
    1/72: 35 ft 6 in / 10.8 m
    OO scale (1/76): 37 ft 4 in / 11.4 m
    HO scale (1/87): 42 ft 10 in / 13 m
    TT gauge (1/120): 59 ft / 18 m
    N scale (1/160): 78 ft 8 in / 24 m


To visualize the above, please see the photos. My little grove is shown with 1/35 soldiers, a 1/48 Pz.Kfw III, a 1/72 P-40, and an HO Mercedes-Benz Zetros heavy duty fire truck.

Conclusion
I think that this set is an economy pack marketed for modelers who can accept less than realistic trees to create a quick copse without spending the entire hobby fund. They are toy-like but do mimic some real trees. They are also very inexpensive and offer a starting point if you want to detail trees.

Recommended for modelers who need inexpensive trees.

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Reference

* destiny tatum. a tree. PoemHunter.com. 9/5/2012.
SUMMARY
Highs: Inexpensive start if you want to detail trees; simple shapes do mimic some real trees.
Lows: Uniform size, shape and texture looks toy-like.
Verdict: Recommended for modelers who need inexpensive trees.
Percentage Rating
55%
  Scale: Multiple S
  Mfg. ID: 26411
  Suggested Retail: $10 (7,99)
  Related Link: Grouped Tree sets
  PUBLISHED: Sep 06, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

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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