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Old 01-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Trees and shrubs and layout scenery

Does anyone know why Hong Kong seems to be the only place where we can get decent trees, or any trees at all for that matter? I bought some and they are great, but i cant handle the month to get them. Not to mention I don't like buying non-American. there must be a link somewhere for this stuff in USA
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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here ya go

http://www.timberlinescenery.com/home.php

great stuff - I like all their products
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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Thanks, I checked them, way too expensive
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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You might like to look into making your own, if cost is a factor.
It's amazing what can be achieved with small cuttings from real branches and scenic materials.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:24 AM   #5
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Yea thAts true. I already made some "logs" for my flat cars with twigs and my band saw. that was easy, but trees? nah

i KEEP LOOKING FOR BULK PRICING. i JUST CANT UNDERSTAND WHY EVERY TREE ON eBAY IS FROM CHINA
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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i KEEP LOOKING FOR BULK PRICING. i JUST CANT UNDERSTAND WHY EVERY TREE ON eBAY IS FROM CHINA
Are you a newcomer to global economics? It's simple. It's because the labor costs are dirt cheap in China. I feel the same way about the little painted people from Woodland Scenics. The prices are ridiculous compared to those that you can get from China, which is why I got mine from a China seller on Ebay (as referred to me by Big Ed).

You made the comment that the timberlinescernery trees are too expensive (wow - one tree for $8.95!, I agree) - well that's because labor costs in the USA are way, way more expensive than China. Why do you think TVs. cell phones, and all manner of every type of consumer good comes from China? It's too bad, but that's the way it is.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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sorry, you did not mention price, just MADE IN THE U.S.A. I guess I'm lucky, Timberline sells at most of the train shows around here and I get their stuff for way less than their website.
I have to fully agree with xrunner...........way cheaper labor in china (sad stuff)

maybe contact timberline and see if they can sell in bulk at a better price, or maybe they have some older stuff for less? just a thought.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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how's 12 for $20 or so?

http://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagor...36/product.php

24 for $30

http://www.hotslots132.com/jtt-sceni...7-p-10763.html
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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trees and shrubs

Hi: I am new to modelling, but have been picking up scenery items such as trees and shrubs at the dollar store, 5 or6 in pack for a buck. can find people in packs you have to paint sometime, same stuff you order from big guys made in china but a dollar. try the dollar store, general dollar stores, and watch hobby lobby and get the 40% off coupon can print from the web. Have bought some wood,glues paints on the cheap, also grass,look over in floral at hobby lobby bulk over their same stuff as in model section, but way cheaper!! just my 2 cents worht,i am on a budget too
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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Have you seen these? Very nice product.

http://www.grandcentralgems.com/scale-model-trees.cfm
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