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N scale lumber for yard

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N scale lumber for yard
Posted by MacTrom on Sunday, February 04, 2018 6:54 PM

ok, I’ve seen plenty of lumber stacks (2x4 types) for loads and lumber yards, but nothing in the way of stacks of plywood or sidings. Does anyone know of a source, short of cutting scale slabs?

I’m kit bashing a yard, based on an old article of a two level yard from MR 1960 may-July using Walters lumber yard and module panels for the store/office. 

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Posted by cowman on Sunday, February 04, 2018 8:46 PM

Google (not my favorite place) "n scale lumber loads" there seem to be several manufacturers.

Good luck,

Richard

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:09 PM

Just for fun, I did the Google thing, Richard is right, lots of stuff.  Look at images too. This store seems interesting:

http://www.hobbysmith.com/index.php/model-scales/shop/n-z-lumber

Mike.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:52 AM

In all the lumber yards around here, plywood and other sheet-type material is stored indoors.  It shouldn't be too difficult to use pre-formed loads intended for bulkhead flatcars if you're modelling current-day practices, or creating piles of non-wrapped plywood by cutting a number of N scale 4'x8' sheets from .005" sheet styrene.  Even with large open doors and lighting, you could simulate piles of such material with paper-wrapped wooden blocks, with only a couple of the built-up piles near the doorways.  They'd suggest to the viewer that there was the same level of detail in the whole structure, and it would save you a lot of tedious work.

On my late '30s layout, some dimensional lumber is store outdoors, while most other products are indoors...

Wayne

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Posted by MacTrom on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:48 PM

Thanks for the link. I’ve bookmarked the dealer for future purchases. 

And enjoyed your photos, Wayne. Good suggestions  

Terry

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Posted by MacTrom on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:45 AM

I did find a ton of options on eBay, finally. Now I have more lumber (including stacks of ply) than the yard can handle. Interestingly, the Cornerstone kit that I am using offers no lumber at all to fill the racks. :D

I'll post up my photos shortly, the yard is almost done. This is my first kit-bash in like 20 years. It isn't perfect, but I'm happy with it. 

Terry

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Posted by MacTrom on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:32 PM

Finshed lumber yard, ready to add to layout.

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