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Herringbone Brick Street
Street Parcel
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
This 1/72 resin length of herringbone patterned roadway is Street Parcel, item R72026 by West Garage Models (WGM). WGM offers many unique scenery and diorama models.

West Garage Models - formerly GEM - produces a variety of models and accessories.
    Our history goes back to December 2nd of 2009 with GEM (Garage Exclusive Models).

    It starts with a small and simple resin kit, then another and then the diorama material, and bit by bit, we end up with a solid catalogue. Now, a change, a new image, a new name. The catalogue still has the same products and will have a lot more.

Street Parcel, item R72026
Simply packaged in a clear poly bag closed with a label, Street Parcel is a straight narrow resin roadway. The paving is modeled after a brick herringbone pattern. One edge has an end-to-end row for the curb.

detail and casting
Cast with a straw colored resin, the paving stones are crisply defined. I didn't notice any where the mortar joints blended one stone to another, although I would not worry about that unless I was modeling a freshly laid pavement.

There are a few pin-prick air holes here and there. I think they look like chips from the bricks.

My sample is not warped or bowed.

Scale?
WGM markets it as 1/72. I show it with models ranging from 1/35 to HO ( 1/87 ). You may decide if it will work for your purpose. For me, it is suitable for a variety of uses from railway passenger depot platforms and floors (New York City's famous Pennsylvania Station) to patios to roadways, rural or urban.

Conclusion
The paving stones are crisply defined. That there are a few pin-prick air holes here and there is not a concern for me.

Street Parcel is a nice roadway or walking surface for 'braille scale.'

We thank West Garage Models for sending this model for review here, on - RailRoad Modeling!
SUMMARY
Highs: Paving stones are crisply defined.
Lows: A few pin-prick air holes here and there.
Verdict: Street Parcel is a nice roadway or walking surface for 'braille scale', suitable for a variety of uses from railway passenger depot platforms to patios to roadways, rural or urban.
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: R72026
  Suggested Retail: $6.00, 6,00
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 20, 2015
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

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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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