Clear Window replacement material.

I’m looking for a suitable material to replace windows in a s7 switcher and also some passenger car projects replacing shillioute windows.  Can any one reccomend a suitable material.        

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Plastic from toy and other items packages you buy.  I save the grand kids toy and gift throw away plastic for such uses.  It is heavy and cheap.

Also plastic protector letter shields used when making a binder for important papers or heavy use papers.  Get from work or from items mailed on occasion.

Glue in with Aleene's clear tacky glue in a tube at Hobby Lobby, wallymart, etc.

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If you have a train store around, look at the scratch supplies for clear sheets. They are usually right near the regular sheets of plastic. You probably already know that, I just wanted to make sure.

https://plastruct.com/product-...d-sheet/clear-sheet/

https://evergreenscalemodels.c...ystrene-clear-sheets

 I'm also tempted to try the plastic from carded things that gets thrown away anyways. Sometimes it feels thicker and might be a suitable replacement?

Just glue with hot melt or rubber cement. Superglue makes it go white.

 

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I found the old overhead projector blanks to be very good.    The material has a sheen like glass, is very thin, does not break and it easy to cut.    It is impervious to most solvents also which makes if hard to glue but a contact cement like walthers goo works.

I used get used ones from work and cut the clear spots out.    Not sure where or whether this material is still available.   I have a few sheets left that I bought also.

I'm one of the packaging guys.  You can get clear plastic in any thickness you need, just wait until the correct packaging comes along.  I have a lifetime supply in various thicknesses, and I didn't have to pay a dime for any of it, it came free with whatever was packed in it.

Thank you everyone for the tips.  I feel really uncreative now as I never really thought about the clear packaging.  I'm usually pretty creative in those situations but it honestly never crossed my mind.  Thank you all.

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SANTIAGOP23 posted:

Clover House sells lexan polycarbonate. It's optical grade, best you can get. 

Yes. Excellent stuff that comes in several thicknesses, easily cut with scissors, does not react with solvent adhesives.........and I've tossed all my other clear styrene and other stuff into the sell tub. 

Best you can get plastic.......and when I'm not using plastic it's glass cover slips cut to fit and you can get that stuff from Clover House, too!


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SANTIAGOP23 posted:

Clover House sells lexan polycarbonate. It's optical grade, best you can get. 

Yes. Excellent stuff that comes in several thicknesses, easily cut with scissors, does not react with solvent adhesives.........and I've tossed all my other clear styrene and other stuff into the sell tub. 

Best you can get plastic.......and when I'm not using plastic it's glass cover slips cut to fit and you can get that stuff from Clover House, too!

It was you that directed me to Clover House a few years ago. Thank you! 

prrjim posted:

I found the old overhead projector blanks to be very good.    The material has a sheen like glass, is very thin, does not break and it easy to cut.    It is impervious to most solvents also which makes if hard to glue but a contact cement like walthers goo works.

I used get used ones from work and cut the clear spots out.    Not sure where or whether this material is still available.   I have a few sheets left that I bought also.

I'm a fan of this stuff too.  They still make it prrjim and it can be run through the computer printer.  It's more flexible than packaging plastic and it can be frosted if you use a light color grey and run it through the printer.  That is what I did for this bus station I made.  I also added the grid lines.

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