BEAUTIFUL G SCALE MATERIALS FROM REDUTEX

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BEAUTIFUL G SCALE MATERIALS FROM REDUTEX

Postby Daniel O. Caso » Thu May 16, 2013 5:46 pm

I've discovered Redutex products thanks a fellow Australian modeller who posted the link to my thread at the NGRM Online forum.

I took a look and the images at the website weren't too convincing.
I had been looking for 1/32 scale barrel tiles roofing for years and finaly settled at casting my own in plaster, using a latex mould I've made from a no more in production beautiful MK35 roof.
They look great but have a problem: at the edges you see instead of the nice double profile of the barrel tiles the massivity of a plaster casting where the tiles are beautiful from above but not hollow.

So I thought I'll give the Redutex stuff a try.

When I received the plates I was astonished. Their website don't show even 5% of the quality of the products.

I wrote the company openly telling this and ecouraging them to get a more realistic and functional website. They answered they are already after that.

So here some photos of the barrel tiles roofs I've got

This is G scale


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DSC08405 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08403-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

What follows is 7mm scale but can be ordered also for G scale

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DSC08408-001 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08409 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08413 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08414 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08417 by d.caso, on Flickr


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DSC08436 by d.caso, on Flickr


Here the link to thir website http://www.redutex.com/

They are really accesible people and they say they can produce anyu desiderable texture in any wanted scale and are open for suggestions.

The late selfadhesive plates are not prepared to permanency at the open air as in garden railways, but the G scale plates can be made optionaly weatherproof.

Back to the G scale barrel tiles. of course you may say "but these panels also show a massive edge instead of the nice alternate tile edge profile.
Yes, BUT: wait until you see the photos I'll be uploading in next message.


Daniel


Sorry for my dirty hand in the photos but I was at work when took the camera.
I am interested in 20" , 18" and 15" railways. specialy the ones related to agriculture. I am also interested in (old) lime stone industry.

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Postby Daniel O. Caso » Thu May 16, 2013 6:05 pm

Here how the roof profile issue is solved

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DSC08496 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08497 by d.caso, on Flickr

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DSC08498 by d.caso, on Flickr


The above is done in a rush with little attention because was just a try.

The idea is to file away the material to make the first row of tiles hollow.
Then cut the tile strip and the same with the new edge row. Then the foirst strip is glued up side down under the edge of the roof and voilá.

I've been waiting for this for years!

Daniel
I am interested in 20" , 18" and 15" railways. specialy the ones related to agriculture. I am also interested in (old) lime stone industry.

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Postby Si » Thu May 16, 2013 6:40 pm

they look very nice but I refuse to do business with any website that plays music at me. :twisted:

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Postby Daniel O. Caso » Thu May 16, 2013 7:27 pm

Well, some people refuse to listen to a guy wearing a hat.
Others to add lemon to their steak.

But I agree, the music is not a clever approach.

Anyway, some people discover their computer has a knob that alows them to turn the sound off.

The stuff is more than that worth.

:-)
Daniel
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu May 16, 2013 10:21 pm

seen them before, their website is pretty bad. can't understand why these companies put out such poor websites. It would not take much time or money, just to list their products.
I also had trouble getting English version to connect.
Music, they should either scrap it or put an option to stop it. I have online radio as background so switching sound off is not an option for me.
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http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

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Postby Daniel O. Caso » Fri May 17, 2013 5:32 am

O.k. Simon. I agree. and have also mentioned that before.
But what about the stuff?

Once the material is on my workbench or in my layout I don´t mind if the website is good or not or if it plays boring music or not.

Also other astonishing good producents have very bad or evebn terrible websites. That is bad and affect probably their sales, but not the quality of their products.
Amnd to be honest, I prefer such a boring website but such quality than many beautiful designed websites salling worthless stuff.

Nobody is perfect.


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I am interested in 20" , 18" and 15" railways. specialy the ones related to agriculture. I am also interested in (old) lime stone industry.


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