brick sheeting..

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Tap, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Tap

    Tap Member

    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

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    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

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    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

    Roger Hensley Member

    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

    Relic Member

    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

    Tap Member

    so anyone know any comapny that makes thin sheets.?
  7. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    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:

    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:
  8. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    so anyone know any comapny that makes thin sheets.?

    N Scale Architects
  9. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    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..
  10. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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

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