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Plywood in n scale
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:37:27 PM »
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I need to board up some windows on an interlocking tower for the new layout. What would be a good suggestion to use as plywood. Most of what I can find is too thick.
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 12:48:06 PM »
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I've used thin styrene (.005), sanded to simulate grain and painted/stained appropriately.
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 12:49:56 PM »
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Back before they sold their Blue Point Turn out line to Protopower West/A Line, New Rail Models had a detail pack of 4x8 plywood sheets that were laser cut.  Not sure if anyone picked up their wood products, but Google may help you out.
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 12:57:29 PM »
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Try the craft store - get some of that thin veneer .. probly in the doll house section

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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 01:05:05 PM »
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You can also get bulsa wood at craft stores for next to nothing.  i've used it for boarded up windows. 

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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 01:06:28 PM »
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Found this image of a sheet of CDX Plywood on Google,
Try printing this onto a piece of cardstock.

Then cut it to fit and you can add graffiti, scribbling or any kinds of marking on it if you want to with the MicroSoft PAINT program.


https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B2C6MXqoeXl8N2Y4ZWE5NzgtYzdiZS00ZDQ3LWJiNzAtYjFiMzU1ZTVlOTQw&hl=en_US&authkey=CNLhnqAG
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 01:18:00 PM »
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I second the idea of trying a printed texture on cardstock. It is just about free to try out to see if it works for you. If it is too flat, you might try printing it as a decal and applying over sanded styrene.

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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 02:56:15 PM »
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Consider using a buff-colored cardstock. While it will cut down on the true whites in the image it will also diminish the white edge you might have issue with using white cardstock.
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 03:11:02 PM »
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Consider using a buff-colored cardstock. While it will cut down on the true whites in the image it will also diminish the white edge you might have issue with using white cardstock.

Brian's right.   If you have an old Manila folder, try that if your printer will handled the thicker stock. 

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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 04:16:20 PM »
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 06:09:44 PM »
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Cedar  
cigar wrapper.  Just about any smoke shop has some surplus for free or an insignifigant price.  For less grain try to get some veneer scraps if yo have a shop in town that uses that material...
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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 09:02:13 PM »
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Ian,

I just remembered this - http://www.cgtextures.com/

Look under wood, then plywood - it has all sorts of grain patterns, and weathered stuff too.

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Re: Plywood in n scale
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011, 10:46:05 PM »
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I have made many crate loads and the plywood made from balsa never looks right . Maybe get a image of a sheet of ply in the tone you want . Shrink it down so the grain tightens up , then print it and laminate it onto balsa .

Found this http://chinathj.en.made-in-china.com/product/CMWnvYoTaGUu/China-Bamboo-Veneer-Panel-Plywood.html
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