brick sheeting..

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  1. Tap

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    hey guys, just back from a train show.
    there wasthis guy with a very nice layout and he scratchbuilt all his models.HE showed me the brick sheets he used and it was really thin, like a sheet of paper, and it still had relief. THe material was plasticy and was bendy like a sheet of paper.

    my question is, where can i find this! I am currently using the walthers brick sheet and it's way too thick and i have trouble cutting into it and making precise holes for the windows and doors.
  2. Glen Haasdyk

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    I think it's made by Holgate and Reynolds. But I'm not sure if they're around anymore. Anyone else have a thought?
  3. Gary Pfeil

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    Holgate and Reynolds went belly up some time ago.There is some very nice brick sheet now made by N scale Architects, in multiple scales.
  4. Roger Hensley

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    Not quite as thin as you describe, but Champ (the decal people) used to put out brick sheets and shingle sheets that were outstanding. I still have a couple left and they will go into my own structures. :)
  5. Relic

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    This is different but kinda the same if you close one eye. Since I make all my buildinga out of mat board (poverty) I get my computer opp. to print off some brick pattern on sticky paper and viola. For flues I get real cheap and print on regular paper and glue it on.

    Poverty is the mother of invention
  6. Tap

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    so anyone know any comapny that makes thin sheets.?
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    Plastruct makes vaccum formed plastic sheets of regular brick and distressed brick in HO scale. The Walthers number is 570-91605 (rough brick) and 570-91611 (regular brick). I used this material on my Gauge kitbash challenge earlier this year, and I describe the issues working with it:

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=16527

    This product is about as thick as two sheets of cardstock -- much much easier to cut with scissors or a hobby knife than the Walthers product.

    MicroMark also produces a textured brick paper. I've never used this product but it may be along the lines of what you're looking for:

    http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=82898
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  9. Gary Pfeil

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    so anyone know any comapny that makes thin sheets.?


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  10. hooknlad

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    Just a thought, i have rembered seeing brick sheets and such at an arts and craft store near the doll house kits - hope this idea helps..
  11. jim currie

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    if the sheets were brown its a Walthers #189-7402 @ $5.99.