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Hi all,

Following from a thread about ridge capping on corrugated iron structures in the "Modelling The Gillpin Tram thread at http://freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=95196 I thought I'd share some other photos of how it was done in days past. 


I used to drive past this farm shed on my weekly commute to Canberra - usually it was too dark in the morning for photos, but then one day I had to be in Canberra only for a late morning meeting so I pulled up and took some photos....


From the road


 

One end


 
Other end and "back" wall


 
Now for some detail shots - one corner


 
Details on the end




Some of the corrugated sheets have been flattened. These appear to have rusted further than those with the original corrugations intact.


 


 
and the fence




and to close out - the roof detail....


 





And yes there is up to 3 layers of iron on there- No wonder the roof has developed a sag. The shed was still standing 3 years after these photos were taken. Not sure if it still is. it's been about 2 years since I've been down that way. 

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Hi John :wave:



A true masterpiece in metal !

What a great set of photos.

Nice colour.


That 'alleged' ;) fence, is a work of art in it's own right !! :shocked:



How the hell do you flatten corrugated iron sheets ??



:moose:



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A decent-sized hammer will do it. Just pound away at the tops of the corrugations, Simples, but noisy

After all, the earlier stuff was hot-dipped MALLEABLE iron (ie if you hit it hard enough, and long enough, then you can have just about any shape you want) :P 

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" A decent-sized hammer will do it. Just pound away at the tops of the corrugations, Simples, but noisy "



If I need to do any, I'd better remember my X3As then !! ;)





" WHAT'S THAT MATE ? ... I CAN'T HEAR A DAMN THING ! "



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John

Why would you flatten out corrugated iron sheet in the first place, would be my question.

In the 7th photo not counting the flattened sheet there appears to be 2 styles of corrugated iron sheets, which is interesting also.

It would make an interesting project though!

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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

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For Larry & all lovers of rusty ol' tin ! ;)

Recent talk of everyones favorite building material ... :shocked:

... made me think that Oz.s funky shed needed another good look !! :)



:mex:



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Something to ponder about during a long winter night in front of the fireplace:
why on earth we modelers are so attracted to the junk every normal person wants to get rid of, to the point of making highly detailed models or endless restoration projects?.
Disclosure: I do it too...
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Why on earth we modelers are so attracted to the junk every normal person wants to get rid of, to the point of making highly detailed models or endless restoration projects?.Disclosure: I do it too...Jose.


I guess modellers model what they remember or what they think the way things were.In the war years and a few years after, metal and timber was scarce and farmers,industry and the household would keep any junk they had just in case they might need it one day.So  those junk piles allow us to create a great modelling scene.How many farms,industrial sites and house backyards were tidy(no junk),not many. In some scenes the more junk the better,it all adds to the story.Bring it on ,I love lots of junk.:thumb::thumb:.......Peter


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