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Offline jodawill

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Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:46:40 »
I just got my first PM building today, the 3288 Naval Stronghold. (Very nice set, too! I was surprised by its size when I saw it in person.) Iím wondering if anyone has any advice on how to extend it. I saw thereís a similar set thatís just a small jail, but Iíd like to add more than just jail cells. I would like to make it similar to Legoís Eldorado Fortress.

Are there any sets I could get that might include some similar pieces and fewer jail panels? Did they make a door that would fit in well, like a big wooden one?

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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 03:00:20 »
It looks like 5919 is close to what I’m looking for. It’s System X and has a door and a larger window. Not a huge door, though. I wonder if there’s a bigger one.

Edit: It also looks like the windows from 4857 would look beautiful in the fortress too. I wonder if I could order them from the parts department.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 04:01:58 by jodawill »

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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:15:57 »
You are doing a good job answering your own questions here!

The window frame and mullions are available through UK DS for £0.45 and £0.25 respectively, so £0.95 per window as you need two mullions per frame. The mullions are described on the PM site as 'window pane fort 99' which makes it pretty hopeful these windows will fit the fort walls.

If you have problems getting the parts from your local DS, I could order them here in the UK and ship them over, if you want.
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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 14:28:34 »
Iíll add those to my list when I submit my order. Weíll see what happens.  :) If thereís anything I canít get here, I might take you up on your offer to forward a package over here. Iíd really appreciate the help.

It looks like Naval Stronghold is rare online, but it also doesnít sell for much. There was only one on eBay in the US and I bought it for about $30. Is there somewhere else I could find more of these? I imagine itís too old to but from the parts department.

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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 20:13:47 »
https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/sets.pl?theme=Knights;sortby=setnum;focus=Building;pics=on;page=1
https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/sets.pl?theme=Pirates&sortby=setnum&focus=Building&pics=on
https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/sets.pl?theme=Farm&sortby=setnum&focus=Building&pics=on

Above links are from playmodb site showing buildings that might be suitable but you'll need to sift through them yourself. Many of the parts will be available for order or you may be able to find them second hand.

Any questions about parts that are compatible because some of the parts look compatible but aren't just ask here, hopefully someone will know.

The plain stone wall is still available for instance for £1.50

Looking at this again there are also the system x buildings from the western forts, they might be better. The newer take along sets have doors and windows that are sys-x compatible. I mention these because they have a nice door frame in dark brown - only 50p but you wont be able to order it with the stone wall mentioned above because of the screwy way they do things, it would have to be different orders.
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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 18:54:07 »
Any idea why it's so hard to find this set for sale? Is there another place I could look besides eBay? I bought the only one listed on eBay, and I want to extend itÖ but as far as I can tell, there are none to buy anywhere on the internet. 8} :lol:

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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 16:35:57 »
I guess it's not hard to find if you live in Europe. I just looked at the German eBay and there's tons of them! :o They're also more expensive than what I paid though. I got mine for $35. I guess I'll just have to be patient.

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Re: Extending the 3112/3288 Naval Stronghold
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 20:28:39 »
I guess it's not hard to find if you live in Europe. I just looked at the German eBay and there's tons of them! :o They're also more expensive than what I paid though. I got mine for $35. I guess I'll just have to be patient.

German ebay has always tons of everything playmo, or near enough...

But you're right - patience... MOST things do appear...
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