What do you use for fascias?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by mistressmotorsp, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. mistressmotorsp

    mistressmotorsp Member

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    Im getting to the point where I'm ready to cover the exposed foam edges on my layout. I see lots of pictures with nice, thin fascias. Some of it is even bent to follow the cruves of the layout. I don't need to bend anythng since I have all 90 degree corners. I do want something thin and lightweight. What works well? Thanks for any help.

    Mike
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    You could get 3/16" masonite hardboard from your local home center.


    Kevin
  3. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

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    second that
  4. mistressmotorsp

    mistressmotorsp Member

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    Thanks, I will go pick some up.
  5. mummert

    mummert Member

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    I have not yet got this far with my layout yet but I have been thinking about making mine look like a rock face. I kind of thought it would look like the layout was cut out of the ground. Not really what you were looking for but just an idea.
  6. mcbane666

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    If your layout is going to be out in the open, and in a high traffic area of your house, you can use stained wood on the visible sides, you'll need a jigsaw to cut out the pattern, but in the end it will look alot better. but if it's just in a basement, then it doesn't matter
  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    That's what I use also.
  8. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Yup. Masonite, and then paint with FleckStone spray:

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  9. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    That's pretty cool looking Squid!
  10. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Thanks Tetters, but I can't take credit for it... it's my friend's layout... although a bunch of us have been using it on layouts for almost 15 years now... :eek: I can't believe we've been at it that long!!! :eek:
  11. myltlpny

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    I had very good luck using plain old 1/2" drywall. It's easy to finish, and the plaster scenery gauze sticks to it very well.