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 Posted: Thu Oct 6th, 2016 06:18 am
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Probably covered before,
but I couldn't find an article on the subject.

Does anyone have any ideas on making corrugated roofing iron (O-scale)
from aluminium (pie baking dishes and aluminium cooking rolls).

Looking for ideas how to make the roofing iron,
and the source of materials.

..........Peter




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For years I have used a sheet of Evergreen O-scale corrugated plastic sheet,
and "cookie pan" aluminum (without any patterns in the sheet).

I cut the aluminium into strips, tape them over the styrene,
and use a wooden stick (bbq skewer) to make the corrugations.

Yes, it is tedious work, but the end result is nice.




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I forgot to show how the corrugated looks...

This is an O-scale machine shop with about 13,000sq (1:48 scale) feet of siding & roofing.

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This is how I did it, made a tool on my lathe.

And using aluminium tape (used for isolation etc).






























Hope this helps.

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Nice bling bling.


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Hi Peter

Just noticed you are in Gippsland in my part of the world.


Are you prepared to look at Styrene sheet? 
Have a look at:

https://modelokits.com/online-store/#!/7mm-O-Scale-Corrugated-Sheet-ModelOkits/p/44822641/category=11366391

Each sheet is 390mm by 240mm approx.


It can make up pretty well.
I haven't worried about cutting it into individual sheets.


Screens building roof, 300mm long by 200mm wide approx.





Tipple building roof under construction 400mm wide by 200 mm widest approx.
With ridgeline change in mid building.





Stores Building built around styrene frame, corrugated walls and roof.





These will all turn up eventually on my Corrimal Colliery Incline thread


If you still wish to go with aluminium, can I recommend Brunel Hobbies in Melbourne.
Have a look at:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Corrugated-Iron-Maker-O-1-43-scale-/172330438467

You can stamp out as many sheets as you want.
I think I have also seen one listed for 1/48 scale grooving as well.


For aluminium source material, look for heavy catering foil (see your local takeaway café etc).
This is usually not embossed with a brand name as is most of the thinner stuff in supermarkets.

Also some of the art supply places may be able to get slightly thicker aluminium foil.

Then for slightly heavier again, there's also empty beer cans and soft drink cans,
that are about .15 mm thick or so (I used to work in tinplate, but that's another story). 

At least these are all "local" options.  ;)




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Thanks everyone for sharing your ways of making the roofing iron.

Cost wise I will be going for Woodies suggestion,
of Woodlands O-scale roofing and aluminium (skewered).

Cors two corrugated drums are a fantastic idea,
but well out of my skills now.

Thanks Oztrainz (John) I have used the sheets in the past,
but I can't get the effect I want when I cut them to size.
Thanks for the link, they have some good gear.

Thanks everyone for posting the pics,
there is some great modeling here.

..................Peter.  :2t:




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Another idea.

Peel the outer layer from one side of a piece of corrugated cardboard.

Cut the aluminum to size and lay it on the corrugations and burnish into the depressions.

Probably won't work for heavier foil/baking pans, but should work fine with lighter foil.

One could probably even reinforce the cardboard with glue or fiberglass resin.

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Peter asked me to move a couple of Threads for him.

So of course I got totally diverted, reading all sorts of cool stuff, here on Freerails !


Plus finding all sorts of cool photos.





Including this rather nice photo of one of Peters engine houses.

Which does have a little bit of rusty old corrugated-iron on it !


Remarkably little rust on Shay No.37

I seem to recall No.37 rusts up pretty quickly out in the woods though !


:cool:


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I did it a different way... 

Wet tissue paper pressed between two 3D-printed masters.


Story begins here:

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=8516&forum_id=11&page=4


This is HO scale:







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