Mixed Forest, 10 Trees, 2,6''-5,9'' / 65-150 mm
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.
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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. PoemHunter.com. 9/5/2012.