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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2008 12:56 pm
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Tileguy wrote: ( nice change, Bills are actually getting paid :) )That is ALWAYS a change for the better, no matter how hard a guy has to work. It just makes it harder for the hobby time.:bang: 



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 Posted: Sun Mar 2nd, 2008 03:07 pm
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OMG I'm so freaking worn out I cant even think about modeling.....................BUT, I can manage to get some items purchased for future needs......I did manage to pick up some .01 sheets of Tooling aluminum..

I got 6 - 15" x 20" sheets coming to turn into corrugated roofing. Thats 12.5 s/f of material and all for 20.00 inc shipping.

Last time I purchased corrugated I got 2 8" x 10" pieces for around 9.00 ( plus shipping for an order of several items)

2 - 8x10 pcs = around 1.15 s/f................Now i can make up a Jig for 1/48 and another for 1/32 :thumb:

Why am I so worn out you ask?

In the last 4 weeks we have:

Installed near 500 sheets of cement board (2nd & 3rd floor) 10 pallets (1/2 semitruck load)

Installed 2500 s/f of Quarry tile & 480 l/f of Quarry Tile Baseboard (main floor)

Installed 26 4' x 5' Shower Pans & Curbs ( 3rd floor) ( 8000 #s of handmixed & Handfloated Cement)

Installed 26  - 40 s/f Bathroom floors with Baseboard ( 3rd floor)(over 1000 s/f)

Next Week..3rd floor...Shower Walls & floors 145 s/f per unit x 26 units (3,770 s/f)

Had to replace my keyboard........:bang:.....I kept hitting it with my head on it due to falling asleep while checking emails         :):):)

One more coffee & I am going to go play with my Alumalite kit!!:thumb:



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 Posted: Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 01:56 am
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Todd-

I use the aluminum cans that soda, and other fizzy liquids come in, to make corrigated roofing. Not that big a piece, but it's FREE. Only problem is getting the cans to empty without forgetting what you wanted them for-----


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 Posted: Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 02:43 pm
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I can't find it any more around here, but the large aluminum cookie sheets were what I used for all my corrugated and other such stuff. These were about 12" by 18" and you got 2 of them in a package for 99 cents. Now, the aluminum stuff has "textures" and embossments(?) for whatever purpose..makes using the stuff well neigh impossible for anything but baking cookies. The aluminum was around .010 and took corrugations well and held up to construction. I don't know why these manufacturers change their products just about the time some poor model railroader finds a use for what they are discontinuing! Next, they will probably make bbq sqewers from something other than bamboo just to mess with me..whatta buncha maroons..

                        ye olden troublemaker



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 Posted: Tue Mar 4th, 2008 09:31 am
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hey Todd, Thats scary I thought for a minute I was looking at my living room I did the same thing about 8 years ago lol.




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 Posted: Tue Mar 4th, 2008 09:45 am
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what I use to make corrugated metal is copper it comes in rolls and is used for rewinding motors, I have quit a stock pile from the past so I am not sure of current prices I did find this site and it looks cheaper then what you paid.

http://basiccopper.com/?gclid=CNfG0aqh85ECFQEelgodvUonwg

 

Also I have a lil machine I kind made to Make corrugated roofing and sideing, In a day or two I plan to post pics and an explantion of this lil device. here is a bad pic of a sample piece. my cam not the greatest



Hope this is helpful...........Jim

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 Posted: Tue Mar 4th, 2008 11:37 am
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Jim, I looked at the tooling copper & Yes, It is Cheaper but it will not react the same to the etchant for getting that cool rust splotched look like aluminum.




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 Posted: Tue Mar 4th, 2008 10:30 pm
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Cool stuff, i hope your machine might be able to make HO gauge tin? I have a few pieces but i hate waiting for orders to come no matter how cheap the stuff is, and a roll of aluminum foil is almost free. I have a lot of buildings planned in the future that could make use of a lot of corrugated tin.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 5th, 2008 11:55 am
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My Jigs will be made with Pieces of Wire. 2 blocks, One will fit over the other and act like a Press...........Different sizes of wire for different scales.

Somewhere I Have the wire sizes needed for 1:87......simple conversion from there.

It may be possible to use small wood dowel material for larger scales as suggested by Chuck Doan some time back.........somewhere, cant recall where but I think it was  either rr line or the weathering forum.

Marc Reusser did an Excellent piece on weathering corrugated in the weathering forum for those who missed it!!

 

<The Tileguy goes to check multitudes of Word Docs Collected over the years>

the corrugated iron roofing
with which I am familiar has approximately three rolls to the foot.
This yields 4 inches per, or 2 inches worth of rib. (one above, one
below, or, as detailed later, 1 mm plus a little per).

__To maintain scale, this would mean 1/2 mm wire, something on the
order of 0.020". Achievable; AWG-12 stranded copper wire has 7 strands
some 0.018" diameter. (I use this for making jewelry) Cut the wire to
length and separate out the strands. Roll them between two blocks of
wood to undo the twist of the stranding.

__Fabricate two metal plates, something solder able. Make them at least
an inch wider than the desired end result and the length of your
stock. Place the wires close together along the length of the plate.

 



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 Posted: Wed Mar 5th, 2008 01:03 pm
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Hi Todd, pretty much what your saying is you would use some kinda press, I toyed with that idea for a while, but I ended up going a different way. growing up in an Italian family I watched my mom make homemade pasta for years and thats where I got the idea I probly could convert that machine to make my courragated metal, so after destroying a few on my own I solicted the help of a freind that is a machinist He turned down the rollers for me, to my demensions and reduced the diameter so they would just bend the metal and not cut it. I have it apart now but soon as I get it together I will post pics and some dimensions if anybody wants them. Here is a sample of the way it shapes metal, as you can see you 1st must drink the beverage which I dont have a problem with lol.





If you would like anymore info just let me know....Jim



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