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1:25 siding

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What type of evergreen or Plastruct sheeting should I buy to replicate siding like this in 1:25?  Or what railroad gauge is closest to 1:25 since some of that stuff is sold by railroad sites.

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I look for items under g-scale under RR building materials. Check Oakridge hobbies they have a full line up of siding in all scales.

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Evergreen makes this type in various scales.

 

FWIW:  1:25 can fall into the "G Scale" umbrella.  Many accessories published as 1:29 scale will be suitable for 1:25.

 

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Not to take away from Plastruct or anything but a much cheaper solution is corrugated cardboard glued onto some flat sheeting. Its available almost anywhere. I have picked it up from soda displays or the like from convenient stores...if thats not available, your local office store has it.  

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On 2/16/2018 at 10:55 PM, bill lanfear said:

Not to take away from Plastruct or anything but a much cheaper solution is corrugated cardboard glued onto some flat sheeting. Its available almost anywhere. I have picked it up from soda displays or the like from convenient stores...if thats not available, your local office store has it.  

The-Future-of-Corrugated-Board-Packaging-to-2019.jpg

Bill, do you have to seal that before painting it?

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 9:55 PM, bill lanfear said:

Not to take away from Plastruct or anything but a much cheaper solution is corrugated cardboard glued onto some flat sheeting. Its available almost anywhere. I have picked it up from soda displays or the like from convenient stores...if thats not available, your local office store has it.  

The-Future-of-Corrugated-Board-Packaging-to-2019.jpg

That ......................is one awesome idea right there!

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I have painted it with standard rattle can paint...just keep the paint light and use multiple coats as the cardboard will absorb it to point.  The first coat acts as a sealant.  It will handle it well if you have it stuck to a flat surface to keep it from curling or warping.

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