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JTT brick
« on: June 14, 2013, 04:05:50 AM »
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Has anyone tried JTT & Partners new brick styrene sheets?
http://www.jttmicroscale.com/viewproduct.asp
The photo looks promising. Was wondering if it was an etched sheet or vacuum formed?

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« Last Edit: June 14, 2013, 08:34:47 PM by central.vermont »

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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 07:54:12 AM »
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not really sure about the etched or vacuumed.  I think vacuumed.  Anyway, even though it is TT scale, I really like it for brick.  Here are links two examples.  The pictures are full size so you can zoom in to see the actual brick.  I highly recommend the sheets.

http://www.stpaulrochelle.org/063012a.jpg
http://www.stpaulrochelle.org/011912b.JPG
Hope this helps.

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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 08:31:14 AM »
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looks good.  Any idea how it stacks up to the Monster Modelworks laser etched stuff?

http://monstermodelworks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=152
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 08:35:09 AM »
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I snagged all the Monster product I could get my hands on at the San Diego Show earlier this year.  They are doing some pretty innovative stuff...things you don't see from a lot of other Laser kit makers.   I also appreciate the time it takes to cut the stuff, having lasers, so the price is not a negative in my book.

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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 10:21:11 AM »
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I was also interested in the JTT brick last fall. But things didn't go well. From something I posted last October:

As I mentioned earlier, I ordered some material from them more than two weeks ago, but never received my order. I emailed them and got no response. So I opened a dispute via Paypal (they only accept Paypal for online orders), asking for a tracking number or a refund. Two days later I got a refund, with a note claiming their database lost my order, and that I could re-order. Which strikes me as strange. If they had lost my order, why not respond to my first email? Or why not simply ship my stuff when I opened the dispute, since I said I would be satisfied with that?

Maybe this experience is out of the ordinary. Or maybe people should be wary. I'm leaning toward the latter.

I'm committed to trying as many "brick" products as possible, but I'm not big on doing business with vendors that are shady or incompetent, or just don't care about my business. For now, I'm sending my refund money to Monster Model Works ... but I'd consider JTT again if others have had good experiences.


I did place an order from Monster, and certainly like what I received, but haven't put it to any productive use yet.

I'm not saying a person shouldn't try JTT. In fact, just a week or so ago I was thinking I ought to give them a try again, and I'm sure I will eventually. Hopefully my previous experience was just a hiccup.

So ... if you do order from them, let us know how it goes, and what you think of the product.

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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 11:21:11 AM »
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Another good N-scale styrene brick sheet is available from The N scale Architect http://www.thenarch.com/catalog/building-sheets/n-scale-sheets They even have American bond now. It appears to be vacuum formed. It's one of the nicer brick sheets I have ever used.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 11:39:23 AM »
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The JTT stuff looks a little on the large side like Plastruct.  The Plastruct makes good cinder block in N Scale.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 12:29:02 PM »
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There was a fairly good discussion of "brick" products, their individual pluses and minuses, and how to make 'em look good, in this thread: "Mortar ... or not?"

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=27430.0

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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 12:36:46 PM »
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When I click on the link in the first post, I get this:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80040e14'

Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'where'.

/viewproduct.asp, line 99



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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 01:29:40 PM »
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So ... if you do order from them, let us know how it goes, and what you think of the product.

I haven't ordered their brick, but I've ordered plenty of other stuff. After several transactions, all has gone well. Every order was filled promptly.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 01:35:20 PM »
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Jon made typo in the subject: it is JTT not JJT.

AFAIK, JTT is either a division or otherwise associated with MRC (which has been serving modelers for many years).  I would think that they would be a reliable source of hobby supplies.  Having said that, I have seen many JTT products at the last show at the Big E in Springfield, MA. But I did not see any of the brick material.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 01:37:15 PM »
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When I click on the link in the first post, I get this:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80040e14'

Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'where'.

/viewproduct.asp, line 99



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It is not you - just a bad link.  I see the same error. Just go to the main webpage and find what you need.  :)
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 01:37:35 PM »
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Another good N-scale styrene brick sheet is available from The N scale Architect http://www.thenarch.com/catalog/building-sheets/n-scale-sheets They even have American bond now. It appears to be vacuum formed. It's one of the nicer brick sheets I have ever used.

+1  Looks good, easy to work with and paint, and the sheets are a decent size.  Very much like the H&R product which has gone the way of the dodo.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 01:45:40 PM »
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+1  Looks good, easy to work with and paint, and the sheets are a decent size.  Very much like the H&R product which has gone the way of the dodo.
I still have some of the H&R small H0 brick material.  It has much better defined brick and mortar lines than the N scale Architect stuff. But the N scale Architect stuff is still not bad.
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Re: JJT brick
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 02:05:59 PM »
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I still have 2-3 of those Red 4" wide by 18-24" long H&R brick sheets.
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