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    • March 20, 2020 5:56 PM EDT
    • I found the Plastruct stuff easier to use if you have to go around a curve, similar to my depot porch roof. It's thinner and more flexible than the Precision stuff. They both have their pluses and minuses. The Precision stuff can get a lot more brittle. Depending on what I'm building I use either/or. 

    • March 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
    • Bruce, I got the sheets today, and you were right: they're plastruct. 

    • March 17, 2020 10:44 AM EDT
    • great source Cliff

    • March 17, 2020 10:34 AM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Thanks Bruce. I haven't been able to find Precision Products sheets, where do you get them? I like their large size.

       

      BTW, here's another dollhouse part supplier, with 1/2" scale furniture & etc.

       

      https://oakridgestores.com/dollhouse/half-scale-dollhouse/

      Cliff, apparently they are not called Precision Products (there was NO precision involved) any more...but check out Ozark Miniatures - I THINK this is them:  https://ozarkminiatures.com/collections/1-2-scale

    • March 17, 2020 10:04 AM EDT
    • These SEEM similar to the sheets I got from Plastruct a LONG time ago - at least the size sounds familiar.   Looks good, BUT I have seen instances of giant bubbles forming on some of my buildings during the summer heat.   It could be that I just didn't apply enough glue, but it could be something to look out for as well.    Note, I have NOT experienced any of the bubbling with the Precision Products sheets which seem quite a bit thicker.

    • March 16, 2020 11:00 PM EDT
    • Cliff,

      I have saved the website.  Lots of other things besides the styrene sheet.

    • March 16, 2020 8:38 PM EDT
    • Good find, Cliff!

       

    • January 23, 2020 9:44 AM EST
    • Priceless!

    • January 22, 2020 6:50 PM EST
    • Just to keep us legitimate: This was done back when Loco idjit posted.

      That;s done

    • January 18, 2020 10:33 AM EST
    • Pete Lassen said:

      When I first found this site I asked some questions on an old post and got a curt response as to the age of the post and brining it up, I thought for a moment I had gotten access to a private forum and didn’t do anything but read for a while before I got the nerve up to ask on a current post. Since then I have been welcome with all my crazy thoughts, questions and ideas. I belong, and you all(some)like me ! You really like me!! sorry , got carried away. Anyway I’m here until BD  kicks me off !

    • January 17, 2020 4:48 PM EST
    • You fit right in, Pete!..............

       

    • January 17, 2020 4:35 PM EST
    • When I first found this site I asked some questions on an old post and got a curt response as to the age of the post and brining it up, I thought for a moment I had gotten access to a private forum and didn’t do anything but read for a while before I got the nerve up to ask on a current post. Since then I have been welcome with all my crazy thoughts, questions and ideas. I belong, and you all(some)like me ! You really like me!! sorry , got carried away. Anyway I’m here until BD  kicks me off !

    • January 17, 2020 10:28 AM EST
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    • January 16, 2020 5:41 PM EST
    • Just a quick bit of context here. I am putting together The World According to Greg, a new blog on my website (which is still in development). An article I was preparing for the blog is entitled Revenge of the Napkin Builders, and it is intended to describe what I do in model railroading by essentially doing an extended builder's log of my Miks 2020 project, as well as celebrate what I consider to be some pretty damn good projects by everyone this year. So I went back to look at the original thread to make sure I had my facts straight and discovered that coincidentally it was posted on the very same date I was looking at it, so I posted that coincidence here. That's all it was.

    • January 16, 2020 3:16 PM EST
    • Bob McCown said:
      Rooster ' said:

      Whom is going to meet Satan for digging this thread up ??

      I've always wondered why people get their underpants in a wad because someone brings up an old thread, and I've been running forums for more than 20 years.  

      I've always enjoyed old threads being resurrected...but I guess I'm in the minority.

      Imagine coming across something old, but it's a brand new discovery for YOU...(at least that's the way I envision it!)  How exciting!  And, in this case, just a funny reminder for ME!

    • January 16, 2020 12:19 PM EST
    • Bob, I think it is usually more than just an old thread.

       

      Bringing it back with a reason, that is great, building on past knowledge, keeping all the same information on the same thread, all great stuff.

       

      Bringing up a thread for another me too or to bump post count or a completely unrelated item not good.

       

      The funniest is newbies looking to buy something, and they neglect to see the for sale post is 8 years old, and the poster has not posted in 8 years either. They post and wonder why no response (although I have seen people come out of the "woodwork" so to speak)

       

      So, like everything else, it depends

    • January 16, 2020 9:29 PM EST
    • Colorado Model Structures are temporary out of business. I talked to Bruce a month ago and his mold machine was down for parts. He said that if he could find parts he would be back in business. He is in his 70's and did not want to buy a $40,000 mold machine at that age. I asked about selling the business like Grandt Line did when they retired. He said no one had made an offer. Would be a good purchase if someone wanted to get in the supply end of model railroading. Bruce said if he could not find parts, the business would cease to exist.

       

    • January 16, 2020 9:19 PM EST
    • Grandt Line Products is now The San Juan Model Co. at 303-284-5072. Doug@sanjuanmodelco.com I tried the phone and it worked.