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 Posted: Thu Oct 4th, 2018 12:16 pm
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I am a quarter way through a project having spent the last two days making 30 On30 scale 44 gallon drums for my layout.

Is there a chart or list from the 1940's regarding the colour of the drums for what liquids they contained?

The colours I'm interested in, is for diesel, petrol(gas), oil and kerosene.

I thought 30 drums for my layout would be enough, but I was wrong (again).

I placed them around various locations and didn't get far.

After trial and error of counting and location trials I need about 120-130 drums to get the effect I want.
I was going to buy drums from the US but the $67 postage :doh:  changed my mind.

The cost so far is $3.40 for aluminium pie trays, plus super glue and paint.

................. Peter.:rah:


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Howdy Peter...instead of making each drum (which might be quite a TASK!), how about investing in some mold making supplies, like those available from Micro Mark and others.
You could make a mold of a few drums and then cast what you need in plaster or maybe resin. 
You should be able to get casting supplies from OZ so the cost might be OK. 
Besides, you could make molds of other stuff also.
Have fun...

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To my knowledge, the drums colors were company colors not contents.

Shell drums were red on yellow. 

I did at one time had a web page which showed the various company color combinations, lost :bang: . 

I will be at my LHS today, will try to remember and collect some more color combinations, from assorted packs of drums.




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Couple of more color schemes

Texaco Green or Red
Esso Light Blue or Red
Phillips Orange



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Thank you for your replies. I stand corrected on the colours, I assumed it was based on contents, but it makes sense. 
There must have been many colour schemes in the 40's. 
In the 40's 50's in Australia we had at least seven companies selling fuel supplies.
Something I saw every day in earlier days were drums, but didn't pay any attention to the colour schemes.
I had thought of casting some drums but it just became to hard for me.

I have posted some pics of the making of the drums.
It's an easy and low cost way of me getting the amount of drums needed.
There are probably better ways and some of the more seasoned modelers may be able to share their ideas. 
I started with an aluminium cooking tray.


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Then cut off a strip of aluminium to the required size.

Place the strip on a piece of plasticard roofing of the size and shape you want.

Then scribe with a biro refill.


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Then fold over a former (battery in my case )

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The result is then super glued.

They are small pegs.

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Then paint.

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Painted to different colour schemes

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