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Hedging with rubberised horsehair
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC
That got your attention! A friend of mine picked up this product recently at a railroadersí show near Sydney. The manufacturer is Australian, has a website, no I have no connection or interest in them, the price is Aussie dollars, and I forgot to measure it but itís about a metre, maybe a yard long.

Maybe Iím the last to discover this product (?) - a most unlikely material but it looks excellent & could be an essential component for any inland Normandy dio - or anything that needs hedges. Itís easily cuttable, trimmable and augmentable. The following pics speak for themselves but donít do it full justice...







jrutman
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:30 PM UTC
Looks good Tim. Nice product. That kind of stuff has been around for a good while but this looks like a better version of it.
A cheaper thing to use is plain old scrubbing pads that come in all kinds of sizes and shapes,even big ones like for floor polishers/strippers that anyone familiar with th "old army" knows from endlessly cleaning barracks floors.
J
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:38 PM UTC
Looks a bit too evenly and consistently dense, but it's for model RR and war-gaming. Maybe attack it with scissors to make it rougher looking, and add some other product for variation. Looks too much like a well-trimmed hedge.

pod3105
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC
just needs to be stretched out a bit in all 3-axesto make it a bit more life-like, but it is great stuff. Brown paint aplpied in a cloud pattern gives it a great look for bramble type undergrowth, add some leave scatter on top and fix with your adhesive of choice and your got pretty authentic looking bocage.
j76lr
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:56 PM UTC
looks good . I wonder how it would work for hedgerows ?
j76lr
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:58 PM UTC

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Looks good Tim. Nice product. That kind of stuff has been around for a good while but this looks like a better version of it.
A cheaper thing to use is plain old scrubbing pads that come in all kinds of sizes and shapes,even big ones like for floor polishers/strippers that anyone familiar with th "old army" knows from endlessly cleaning barracks floors.
J


I rode a few buffers in my time ! wouldnt the pads be too hard ?
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:38 PM UTC

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Looks good Tim. Nice product. That kind of stuff has been around for a good while but this looks like a better version of it.
A cheaper thing to use is plain old scrubbing pads that come in all kinds of sizes and shapes,even big ones like for floor polishers/strippers that anyone familiar with th "old army" knows from endlessly cleaning barracks floors.
J


I rode a few buffers in my time ! wouldnt the pads be too hard ?



Just like the product Tim posted about here,you have to "tweak" it to get more realism out of it. I cut it into a rough shape and then pull it out,etc. It has a bunch of uses. I got 2 outstanding books in England and the guy uses this stuff a lot for model railroads.
J

I could post pics of my Retreat from Stoumont dio where I used the scrubbers to make bushes but those images are on the heretical Photobucket site and I can't access them. If you search back in this forum you could find it if interested.
J






























obg153
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 07:42 AM UTC
I found a similar looking material at Wal Mart where they stock A/C filters. Comes in sizes that would last for several dios.