Material for windows

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by MasonJar, May 1, 2003.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    This is a follow-up to Matthyro's suggestion of fibreglass tape for windows in N scale.

    For HO, I found a plastic mesh usually used for cross-stitch, at the dollar store. Two 9x12 inch sheets for $1. The grid is about 1 scale foot by 1 scale foot. Can be cut easily into any size you want. The plastic is slightly thicker than standard cereal boxboard, so you can make windows by cutting an opening, using clear plastic to cover the back, and then inserting the entire window frame into the opening.

    Can be cut to any size and any configuration. I will post a picture when I get the chance.

  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    neat idea Andrew
  3. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    I use that plastic mesh also, the craft store near me sells it for about .50 a sheet in several colors and hole sizes, I model N scale and I have used it for windows, fences, ladders, a cross to replace the one on top of the church that I broke off and a few others that I can't think of right now. Requires cutting out a lot of little pcs. but it looks good and I do it while watching the baseball game.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, I picked some of it up at the Wal-Mart craft dept. I didn't know what I'd use if for, but it looked interesting and it was cheap. Thanks for the idea.

  5. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member

    If anyone wants more of it for free let me know, you pay the shipping and I'll send it to you. When my mother passed away last year she left about 2000 sheets of it (and I am not exagerating) I have been trying to figure out a good use for all of it.
  6. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    I tried to add this photo to my previous post but could not figure how to do it in the edit mode, anyway I used the plastic mesh for the fence around my horse corral to make it look like split rail, and the ladder that is leaning against the farmers market which needs a little more trimming on the rungs, best thing I could come up with without using twigs for the fence.

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  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey, that's cool. I like those ideas, I just knew there had to be a good use for that stuff, especially for N. I was about to buy a fence for my farmhouse, but not now.:D :D :D :D

    D:cool: N
  8. philip

    philip Guest

    great tip

    Thats a great tip Andrew!!!!

  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    A picture (at last!)

    Here at long last is a picture. I know someone else has beaten me to it (can't locate the thread right now), but here is my take...


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  10. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Phil, do you still have any left? I'm wanting to scratch build some buildings and that would work great for the windows.

  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I LIKE It!

    Nice little building, Andrew! One of your snappy potscrubber trees should be right alongside.:)

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