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unittrain

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Monster Model Works question
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:25:51 PM »
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I ordered some brick sheet from Monster Model Works and had custom laser cutting done ( a brick B&O MOW shed) the sheet and cutting are top notch, I also received some thin blank sheets cut out in the form of the shed too that have no brick pattern, just wondering is this for reinforcing the brick sheet? Should I align and glue it to the back of the cut out brick pattern?

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 01:18:22 AM »
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Sounds like a great question for Monster Model Works.
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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 01:46:29 AM »
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They supply the cut out chip board for reinforcement (if needed). I didn't use it but made sure to reinforce the sides with strip wood.



FYI, they will cut the window lintels from the very thin lazerboard if requested. I don't like how thick the "normal" ones are.

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 07:51:34 AM »
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I'll second that. I have ordered a lot of stuff from Jimmy and he always provides reinforcement for the thinner sheets. Sometimes he'll throw in plywood instead of chipboard, depending on the project.
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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 08:20:29 PM »
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How did you make your request for the building to be cut . Did you supply cad drawings or sketches done and dimensions .

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 08:27:52 PM »
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How did you make your request for the building to be cut . Did you supply cad drawings or sketches done and dimensions .

http://monstermodelworks.com/N-Scale/N-Brick-Sheets/Brick-Sheet-Cutting-Service.html

I sent a PDF. What a great deal, only $5 plus the cost of the brick. They were spot on with regards to dimensions. Here are some window cutouts.


They can cut very, very near the edge of the sheet. I jammed as much stuff as I could into the space. It does take a bit of time to be cut.  I may have waited a week or two. Can't recall. Excellent service.

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 08:37:04 PM »
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Are those Dimi-Trains windows?

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 09:11:27 PM »
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Are those Dimi-Trains windows?

They are Tichy #2508. I installed them from the back so the wood trim doesn't show.

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Re: Monster Model Works question
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 09:49:43 PM »
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Can he cut out a Dearborn St Station for me (Chicago, the configuration circa 1955).

Kidding aside, that makes for a great looking model, and sounds very reasonable. especially in N scale, where square inches go a long way.
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