Model Power Hospital
I am looking to add a hospital to my layout. Not many to choose from, Model Power and Tomytec. Unfortunately, the Tomytec is 1/150 scale. Does anyone know if the MP #1505 is 1/150 or 1/160?
Finding one will be my next task.....I need a 3D printer!!
If you don't think of buildings as what they are labeled, and instead what they could be, you'll see a lot more options out there.
Hospitals can be various shapes and sizes, depending on where it is and how dense the area is. They can be made up of several buildings joined together as they grow with the population.
So think about your era, location, and town size, and go from there. For a more modern era, they're probably bigger and more sprawling.
There is a Con Cor Lech Hospital on the evil inlet for a modernish hospital
Lunde Studies has some downtown buildings that can be re-purposed as a hospital
Be careful with mp buildings too, I have yet to find one of their buildings that is actually 1:160
I have always assumed that Model Power kits, many are old POLA kits, are 1/160 but I have never actually taken measurements. I would "guess", FWIW, that they are close enough to "N" Scale that it would not be that noticeable a difference unless you had another structure of a different scale right next to it. Even then, many structures are built with varying floor heights that effectively change the "scale" of a building.
Originally Posted by Olie
As mentioned above, many structures could serve just as well for a hospital, depending on the era it was built. Quite a few in my area started as simple brick buildings. Many of the POLA / Model Power kits were made in Germany and tend to have European influences in their design inspiration.
I have been looking at other buildings to label them as a hospital. I even have one I might convert. Thanks all for the input.
Particularly with early 20th Century to the Sixties, many hospitals started out as something else and were converted. Some were old schools, poor houses, sanitariums, army buildings, whatever was available for conversion.