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Very different than rest of plasticville
on August 9, 2013
This set is VERY different from other plasticville kits I have. (Including Diner, Town Hall, Police Station, Apartment Building and Hobo Jungle)
The doors are quite a bit larger scale than other bachmann kits I have. As such, they look odd unless they're in their own part of the layout. These are a little bit smallish and the over sized doors just make them look even smaller.
They were not ready to assemble out of the box. Significant mold line flash in the corners where they fit together was present. It's not a lot of clean up, but I haven needed to do clean up in the past on Plasticville kits. That said, it may be even a positive as you can be sure to have a tight, glueless fit if this is for a holiday display you want to take down and store.
Unlike other plasticville kits, this is not entirely designed as a press-fit kit. Doors and windows require glue, there's no tabs to hold them in place without it. The bevel where the two roof halves meet is not correct for the angle of the roof, creating a quite noticeable gap from the sides (fortunately, the gap is towards the bottom).
They're a good value for the money, but I did not like them nearly as much as my other plasticville kits.