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BarryM

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Coir Matting
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:01:55 PM »

Can anyone suggest a source of 1/16 scale material to simulate coir matting as used in door mats? There are plenty of mats available for dolls houses but I want plain material and not something inscribed with 'Welcome' or 'Now wipe your paws'.
All helpful suggestions welcome.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 09:12:49 AM »

Model Railway scenic matting.  It's usually a paper backed "furry" sheet used to simulate grass.  Check out "Gaugemaster".
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 10:26:09 AM »

A Ginger carpet tile?.
 
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 10:50:22 AM »

Len,
I see where you are coming from but at scale a coir mat would be about 1/16" thick.  Slicing a carpet tile down to that thickness would create problems. I'm experimenting with some thin leather from a book binding which has a roughish back or some baize dyed brown might be a possibility.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 11:01:43 AM »

Have you thought scratched leather used for shoes like Clark 80
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 01:18:25 PM »

A bit of sandpaper painted the right colour?

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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 07:58:25 PM »

Felt?
 
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 08:25:32 PM »

I was looking at railway scenery grass today and marked it down as a possibility.  Gazou's suggestion of scratched leather echoes my experiments with soft leather and a wire brush which also has the advantage dear to my heart of being the  no-cost option. Sandpaper and felt? - Hmmm, possible.
The local Hobbycraft advertises some dolls house carpeting which looks interesting.
Thanks to all who have replied. I'll post a pic of what I finally come up with.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013, 01:03:23 PM »

Hi,
Sat at the bar in the club I go to I noticed one of the new types of bar towels, the ones with rubber backs, advertising Becks bottled beer.
There were a lot of places on this with a brown background, if cut to size may be of use to you.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013, 02:30:36 PM »

What about textured paint,like Rustoleum cast iron ?

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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 02:59:35 PM »

I have looked at umpteen Dolls House sites without success but the first one on your list looks promising. The wrong colour but capable of modification by the look of it. I will check it out.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 03:59:49 PM »

So where is this Mat going then?.
 
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 07:20:42 PM »

Outside a 1/16th bridge door?
Wheelhouse door for the less posh :}
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 10:54:16 PM »

Neither bridge nor wheelhouse but outside a couple of superstructure doors on a steam yacht.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 10:46:37 PM »

Outside a 1/16th bridge door?
Wheelhouse door for the less posh :}
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I have some MDF Powdered sawdust ........... It's quite fine. Maybe stuck onto some fine plasticard with white glue and painted ???? I used it on a 12th scale Lambourghini I made a while back for a carpet effect.... It came out really well........ If you want to give it a go I can put some in a Ziploc bag and post it to you ........... If you want some PM me with your address.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 11:41:45 PM »

Peter,
Thanks for your offer but I have settled for some thin leather from a book binding which had a naturally hairy reverse. A bit of brown dye and it looks the part.
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Re: Coir Matting
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 11:43:07 PM »

Glad you are sorted Barry .......... :-))
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