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Scenery Material ID?
« on: September 27, 2020, 12:34:41 AM »
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Can anyone ID this scenery material (manufacturer and product name)? It's some sort of fibrous material used for bushes. I've had this in my scenery box for years but lost the label. I'm looking for more of the same material but in different colors. There's a UPC label included but I've come up empty in my code search:

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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 02:43:45 AM »
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The problem is, that's probably not a UPC code, but more likely an inventory control code, in which case you're SOL.

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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 08:36:42 AM »
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It's a UPC code. The problem is it is a MRR product and therefore something that nobody outside of our little world cares about, so the online code references don't have it. I was able to trace the manufacturer code (6-80859) to Accurail, the HO rolling stock maker. But since they don't catalog scenery supplies, I can edu-guess they're subbing their number to a smaller company.
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 08:51:25 AM »
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It must be a really small company with no online presence. I spent about an hour sifting through scenery suppliers and materials, and couldn't find anything like it.

Closest I came was JTT, who make similar fiber materials in three shades of green.

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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 10:08:55 AM »
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Looks like poly fiber to me.. forget who makes a brown one.
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 11:40:24 AM »
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That looks more like "manscaping" than landscaping.
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2020, 12:21:43 PM »
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I’ll second/third the polyfiber ID. Scenic Express has it in a variety of colors
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 12:30:37 PM »
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 12:38:07 PM »
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I’ll second/third the polyfiber ID. Scenic Express has it in a variety of colors

Just to be clear, and not to quibble, but Scenic Express offers polyfiber in only one color ( https://www.sceneryexpress.com/GREEN-POLYFIBER/productinfo/WD0178/ ). The rest of their line has ground foam already bonded to the fibers.

Like I said, so far my searches have only resulted in the three shades of green from JTT.

Woodland Scenics also makes polyfiber material, but only in green ( https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/category/PolyFiber ).

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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 12:38:44 PM »
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Re: Scenery Material ID?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 12:42:19 PM »
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OK, Micro Mark (yes, the tool people) used to offer polyfiber in brown--I found an outdated link. Now they only offer green and black:

https://www.micromark.com/search?keywords=polyfiber