N-Scale Brick Sheet?

Moose2013 Mar 31, 2021

  1. Moose2013

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    Need to find a plastic brick sheet that will is similar to the brick pattern & size of the Walthers Roundhouse kit.

    Any suggestions based on hands-on knowledge?

    The Plastruct brands do not appear very good, based on photos online. Have the Plastruct #91608 n scale sheet and it does not come close to matching.
     
  2. shider

    shider New Member

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    I'd be interested in this too. I have found some 1:200 scale sheets that looks very nice (not sure of rules about posting sources) but it might be a little too fine to match the roundhouse exactly.
     
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    Please delete.
     
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    Each brick appear to be 0.055 inches long. (In N scale that would be roughly 9 inches.)
     

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    What height do you think the bricks appear to be?

    A rough check of the Walthers roundhouse brick shows ~ 9.5 (length) x 3.5 (height) scale inches, so that brick might work... :)
     
  6. Moose2013

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    Does anyone have experience with and possibly dimensions for JTT Scenery brand Brick, TT-Scale (1:125)?

    JTP TT-Scale Brick JTP97421.jpg

    Edit: Some suppliers appear to mis-label the brand as JTP, s/b JTT Scenery. It's scale is listed as 1:125 on their website, rather than 1:120 scale normally associated with TT scale. Product appears to be uncoloured 7.5" x 12" embossed sheet per their website.
     
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  7. spyder62

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    On our brick sheets the brick are .025 by .05 so they might work for you
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    rich
    www.rslaserkits.com
     
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    Brick is sooo difficult to measure ... A more exact measurement of the Walthers brick: ~ 0.055" L x 0.025" H, or ~ scale 8.8" L x 4.0" H.
     
  9. Inkaneer

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    Bricks vary in size depending on the country they are made. In the U.S. a standard brick measures 7.6 X 3.6 X 2.2 inches. In Russia the standard is 9.8 X 4.7 X 2.6 inches. In N scale the U.S. brick would be .0475 X .0225 X .01375. Generally I find that the bricks in N scale buildings are too large and the mortar lines too pronounced.
     
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    Thank you for the information, Mr. Inkaneer. Totally agree on n-scale brick being over-sized. The intent is to get something fairly close to the Walthers brick none the less, so it doesn't stand out too much. Preparing to order the JTT brand brick sheets in both N & TT scale presently. Intend to follow up here with measurements when they arrive in the post... :)
     
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    Some time ago, like 20 or so years, I purchased two sheets of O scale (1:48) brick sheet. I then colored the mortar lines with black water based paint. I wanted to recreate a house siding material that was used in Eastern coal mining company towns that was known as 'Insulbrick'. After painting the mortar lines, I took the two sheets to a copy center and had it reduced to N scale which was 1/3 of the original size. It worked great. The best part was that the water based paint could be washed off and different colors used to represent actual brick. What I discovered in the process was that the mortar lines practically disappear, especially when viewed from the typical three feet distance that is commonly known as the 'three foot rule'.
     
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    This is some brick sheet material I bought ages ago, manufacturer unknown.
    Painted with a cheap "Red Oxide" primer with the mortar lines made from diluted wallboard mud painted on, allowed to dry completely then wiped on the diagonals with a damp sponge.
     
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