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Replacement for Heki 1576 grass mat

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Replacement for Heki 1576 grass mat
Posted by Nevin Wilson on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:02 AM

The Heki 1576 medium green wild grass 6 mm mat has been my primary grass mat for my layout.  It really looks great.  However, it appears that there is currently a national shortage of this particular mat with everyone backordered   I can get one from Germany if I want to pay $77 in postage.  

Is there another static grass mat of similar color and length of fiber sold by another company?  It may be months for this to be available again.  Suggestions?  Thanks. 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:20 AM

Have you considered just getting or making an applicator and some grass flock and applying it yourself?  That would allow you to put grass on any irregular contour with no more effort.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:50 PM

Nevin Wilson
Suggestions?  Thanks. 

Have you looked at Scenic Express?

https://www.sceneryexpress.com/Grass-Mats/departments/1051/

They recently moved their operation so there may be some delays/shortages related to that.

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by Nevin Wilson on Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:46 AM
I do have a static applicator and it is very useful for many situations. The Heki grass mats can be pulled very thin and look extremely realistic for wild field grass when placed over glued down dirt.
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Posted by Nevin Wilson on Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:49 AM

gmpullman

Have you looked at Scenic Express?

https://www.sceneryexpress.com/Grass-Mats/departments/1051/

They recently moved their operation so there may be some delays/shortages related to that.

Good Luck, Ed

 

 Scenery Express is where I order most of my scenery supplies. They are great.  They are backordered.  Other possibly similar products appear backordered too.  Almost all of the really useful Martin Welberg products are out of stock too.  I think the supply-chain problem is an issue here.  

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:34 AM

Maybe stuck on one of those many container ships out in the ocean waiting for a bay at the ports?

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, September 27, 2021 8:55 AM

Gaugemaster has the smaller mats but the big ones are back ordered there too

 

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