OO/HO African profile model railway in Kenya: 08 - places of worship

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OO/HO African profile model railway in Kenya: 08 - places of worship

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Africa is famously a religious continent, where religion is a holistic part of everyday life rather than being sectioned off as in much of northern Europe and north America, so it would be unthinkable to have a model railway without places of worship. I have a couple of churches to build, but I decided to start with the mosque as it looked interesting.

It's a model of a Turkish railway mosque which my nephew got for me from Russia on eBay. The printing on the box is all in Cyrillic script, and the very clear instructions contain only pictures and numbers, no words, so I don't know anything about the manufacturer. It's a beautifully made kit, neatly printed on both sides of coloured card, and the pre-cut and scored lines are very accurate indeed, not needing any trimming. It's easy to build and it fits together beautifully, with no glue - it has strong tabs which lock into slots. I may add a bit of glue later just to give it a bit of extra strength assuming that people will handle it carelessly at some point. I finished the whole thing in a couple of hours this afternoon.
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The Catholic cathedral and the protestant chapel. The former is a Bachmann USA (Plasticville) clip together plastic kit, the latter is a Wills plastic kit.
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