Scenic Express SuperTrees

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  1. Conrail

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    These babies are awsome. :thumb: :thumb: With some fine leaf flake I don't think you could get more realistic.
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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    If this product is going to be used on a portable layout/ module, follow the manufacturers recommended procedure of softening the super trees. I would also recommend, that if this product is going to be used for large tree branches, reinforcing the stem with wire, it wouldn't hurt.
    This is a beautiful product, but, like all scenic products, requires developing a personal technique for using it, based on where, how, and if it will be moved.
  3. eric halpin

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    super trees

    Fellas,

    I recently and briefly saw these trees for the first time. They did look great for sure but how do you straighten the stems? Also what does a package cost give or take? Thanks

    Eric
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Eric,

    I agree that they look like great trees...! :thumb:

    While I have no direct experience with SuperTrees (other than looking at them), a number of articles I have read mention boiling and/or soaking with (or without glycerin) to soften and preserve the stems. To straighten, they are hung upside down with a weight - often a small clamp - to pull them straight.

    I believe the price at George's in Toronto (the only place I have seen them in stock) was about $30 for a largish bag.

    Andrew
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    wrapping the stem with thin copper wire would hold something straight and easy to hide.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    In keeping with the basic purpose of this forum, Product Review, I'm closing this thread. Please feel free to open a new thread in Photography, books, video,scenery..., or general talk, to discuss the various uses of this product. If any who have posted here wish, I can move your posts to the new thread. PM me if you want the posts moved.
    Thanks in advance,
    Your moderator
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