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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6736 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2011 :  7:30:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by closetguy

Hi All
You know where you can get this stuff? An Aquarium Store.. Its filter materials. Its reasonably priced.
Mike M



Hi Mike, searched the net for 2 day's and I couldn't find a supplier in the US. To be honest I don't know what to search for, these fibers are used here in Holland for decoration, flowershops sell them...
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CN6401
Fireman

Canada
1503 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2011 :  8:42:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey guys, I think you're looking in the wrong place for this fibre material.
I just did a search for Wool Fibre suppliers this one supplies weavers with fibre.
Check it out, what do you think?

http://www.georgeweil.com/Craft/Spinning/Wool+Fibres+-+Undyed/BrowseCategories.aspx?Ref=1,88,1241,-1

http://www.georgeweil.com/Craft/Spinning/Spinning.aspx?Ref=1,88,-1,-1

Ralph
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2011 :  05:19:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great news, Martin! And thanks a lot.
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  4:44:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After showing some big O or H0 trees now some smaller ones: N scale.
Not ready yet. Only the foliage....
Gnarled old limetree and 2 "younger" ones:

base of the treetrunk(s) are max. 4 1/2 cm= < 2 inches. Hight= 5 inches
the other 2 lime trees:

5 inches high

Jos
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wirten
Section Hand

Sweden
70 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  5:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
I think you wrote somewhere in the beginning of this thread that you used Florist Wire that was 0.6 mm thick.
The thinnest I seem to bee able to find is 0.8 mm. Have you tried thicker wire and deeemed it worthless or is that just something you tried and it worked?

Iíve also had trouble finding the aquariumfibre, but Iíve seen the pages that Marty and Fredrick has been discussing (if thereís something left now),
The aquarium fibre Iíve encountered has been much like Steel Wool, yours seem a lot easier to work with. Iím I right?

No need to say I guess, but the gnarly Lime trees look gorgeous!


Anders
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  5:37:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Anders,

For the "bigger" scales I use indeed the 0,6 mm floristic wires...for smaller scales , like N, I use the 0,4 mm.
I use the 1,2 and the 1,4 mm wires as "corewires"
A "central" wire on wich I twist the smaller/thinner 0,4 or o,6 mm wires...
yes the fibers I use right now are ,well kind of, softer/more thin....

quote:
No need to say I guess, but the gnarly Lime trees look gorgeous!


Thanks!
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  6:01:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful they are, indeed!
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6736 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  9:24:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dang fine tree again Jos !! Watch and learn...
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closetguy
Fireman

USA
1855 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2011 :  11:03:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit closetguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi All
The name of the material is "Filter Floss" or Filter Wool"
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=21337
It's cheaper in bulk and is a polyester fiber material.
Mike M
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2011 :  05:04:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Mike,

Watching the picture in the link you gave about that aquariafilterfibers...
I think they look like they are a kind of thin and too "curly"(?)
It looks like the Woodland Scenics fiberstuff, when using these kind of fibers by chopping them into smaller parts and add them to the branches, is a lot more "work" than using the stronger/thicker ones like the"Decotwister"/"Wooly" fibers.
These fibers are heavier and of course/therefore can fall easier on and over the branches....
Also the don't stick together that much as the fine chopped fibers from W. Sc.
But with these fine fibers the results can/will be as good as the decotwister/wooly fibers...
It is just one way of manyto get to the finalresult : a selfmade realistic tree for on your layout!

Jos


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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2011 :  2:41:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finaly added the leaves on the old gnarled limetree ..



Jos
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CN6401
Fireman

Canada
1503 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2011 :  4:22:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work, absolutely gorgeous!
Ralph
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2011 :  6:15:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful result, once again, Jos!
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angelanzus
Engine Wiper

USA
375 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2011 :  6:24:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the knarly trees Jos, thank you for sharing them.

Angela [:-angel]
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2011 :  05:09:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Angela, Frederic and Ralph.
just to "complete" my treethingsalbum: the small N scale trees with foliage/leaves


Jos
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