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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 08:40:09 AM »
Emjaybee has mentioned the stuff I mean, and I think from The Qís description, it could very well be potato starch plastic. The stuff the Farish models come in lasts a few years at least. Hornby and Dapol use it as well as an 00 model I bought recently was wrapped in it.

The reason I wanted to get some more was that it seems to be very suitable for wrapping models in as it is extremely soft, much softer than normal tissue paper. I assume that it doesnít damage paintwork otherwise the manufacturers wouldnít use it.

Apologies, I know what you mean now.  When you said tissue paper I thought you meant the white paper sleeve the boxes are wrapped in, but I understand now.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 10:03:58 AM »
I have just had reply from Bachmann, they refer to it as PU film, and a quick google shows that it is used extensively in the medical field for wound dressings.

It seems to come in varying thicknesses so more googling is required.

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2020, 10:14:17 AM »
One step closer tho'.
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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2020, 10:37:12 AM »
After much googling I have come to the conclusion that PU film is available in large quantities for industrial use but not something you can buy in small quantities from eBay or amazon.

This topic has proved very useful because some of the alternatives that were suggested will be just as useful.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2020, 10:42:59 AM by silly moo »

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Re: What is this plastic stuff called?
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2020, 11:00:34 AM »
Maybe that's the way to go. Buy a Big chunk, resell it in smaller quantities on FleaBay and pay for your next loco from the profit.
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