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Thread: Looking for a specific material for fences.

  1. #1
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    Looking for a specific material for fences.

    I am building new fences on a Carrera layout.
    I have had it with the Carrera fences.

    I am in need of a material that meets this shopping list of features...
    Styrene ONLY, smooth. Not sheets, strips.
    Between a 1/16” and 1/8” inch thick,
    1 1/2 - 2” wide,
    In long lengths, like 6 or 8 feet.
    Clear, white, or black, no patterns.

    This will be glued to the edge of the track.

    I am guessing that this material exists in some trade, or craft venture,
    but Google is not forth coming.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of such a material?

    Thanks in advance,
    bob
    Last edited by R.S.Fraser Sr.; 04-24-2017 at 03:55 PM.

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    Try looking into Puckboard...

    High-Density Polyethylene Puck Board...
    Google it for many sources... usually sold in 4'x8' sheets.

    Google search results

    Contact Mike Swiss at Chicagoland Raceway... he may be able to give you some advise on using it for slot car tracks.

    That is what he uses for siding on his 1/24 tracks he built at Chicagoland Raceway...
    but it might be useful for making 1/32 track fencing as well.

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    I've thought of puck board, but since it is in essence polyethylene,
    gluing it to the edge of the styrene track will be practically impossible.

    Thanks,though

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    IMO, your shopping list is too specific.

    Good luck with your quest.
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    All hobbies consist of some fabrication skills and personalization - or hiring someone who can.
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    For those who may have had a similar "too specific" shopping list -OP


    http://store.concreteexchange.com/co...ner?custcol9=1

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    I thought you were specifically looking for styrene ONLY.

    I don't see any reference that it is.

    Only something about being made from 100% recycled material, whatever that is.

    What thickness is it?
    Last edited by swiss; 05-05-2017 at 11:55 PM.
    "Get Yourself Retrofied"
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    17B West Ogden Ave.
    Westmont,Il. 60559
    Phone-708-203-8003
    mikeswiss86@hotmail.com

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    I would use Plastistruct for the scale Round Stock or Square Stock for post, then go off to the fabric store for the actual fence material. That is what we use for Model trains


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