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Foam Stone Wall
Stone Wall
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
Scenery specialist NOCH produces hard foam models simulating stone and masonry for modelers to create their own structures and scenery. Stone Wall (Natursteinmauer), item 58064 is one choice, part of the Hard Foam series (Hartschaum-Serie).

Stone Wall / Natursteinmauer
This piece is made of a hard foam and packed in a heavy plastic bag.

A multidimensional facade simulates rough stonework and is capped by cut stone. It measures 32 cm x 12.5 cm / 12.6 (12 9/16th) in. x 4.8 (4 13/16th) in. Modelers can use this for retaining and property walls, arches and portals, and buildings.

You can cut the material, scribe and distress it for texture, and even heat it for shaping. This foam is also suitable for solvent based paints.

scale
NOCH advertises it for HO scale, which is 1/87. Obviously, stone structures can be of all sizes of rocks and thus the only limiting factor for scale is a modeler's imagination.

Instructions
A card label serves as a backdrop, label, and instruction sheet. NOCH prints the instructions in German and English. Other complimentary Hard Foam models are presented on the back.

conclusion
I think this is a very useful product. It is easy to work with and looks very authentic. It provides a 3-D effect in sturdy light material.

Stone Wall (Natursteinmauer) is a quick and effective way to create stone work for your layout and diorama. Recommended.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on RAILROADMODELING.
SUMMARY
Highs: Carved hard foam is light and realistic.
Lows:
Verdict: Stone Wall by NOCH is a quick and effective way to create stone work for your layout and diorama.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 58064
  Suggested Retail: $11.75, 10.49
  Related Link: Hard foam walls and portals
  PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2015
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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