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 Posted: Sat Aug 5th, 2017 02:15 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Ken,

The smaller ripple stuff is a later rolling pattern. Various manufacturers had their own ripple patterns and spacings, but most of the stuff in oz probably would have been supplied by Lysaghts. The smaller depth, closer-spaced pattern was post ww2.

As for flattening the ripples - times must have been tough if you can't afford enough of the same pattern ripple iron to keep the ALWAYS cold (for oz anyway) winter winds out. This shed is just down the road from a wind farm. 

SO.. just run over the "ripple iron" with a tractor to convert it to "flattened iron" instantly. The "flattened iron might be a bit easier to nail on as well??

Dunno - I've never been judge of a modelling competition, BUT...If someone did make a model, then I suspect the judges would claim it would be "unprototypical" - because it couldn't be that badly bent out of shape and still remain standing :P

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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