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Did a little searching and it doesn't look like there was much of a standard back in the 1940s.

http://forums.mylargescale.com/11-public-forum/32898-55-gallon-drum-color-coding.html

http://www.zealot.com/threads/55-gallon-drum-color-classifications.117325/



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Peter,

I just wanted to add: great drums! I really like the way you made those. I'm saving your technique in case I ever modernize my layout.

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Thanks Michael for the information, sooo that means my drums are legal. :glad::2t::thumb:

Looks like there was no real colour co-ordination of drums in the 40's 50's and 60's, 
that's probably why I can't remember what drum was used for oils or kero.

I think I will be repainting my drums to basic blue, black, red and yellow just to fit in a bit better.

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Hi Peter  :wave:



I gotta say the oil drums look great in your car & on the layout.  :thumb:

Nice photos !  :shocked:


More ... MORE ... MORE !!  :old dude:



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As a follow up on How to make the 44 gallon drums, I decided to add lids to the barrels and made some more barrels.

I used a hollow punch to punch out the lids from styrene, paper (coated with super glue to stiffen the paper) and card board as an experiment.
The styrene was the best product to use by far, as it was the cleanest cut with the punch and the best defined bung holes and lids.  
Another punch was used to make the bungs or holes.

The holes were mistakes  :doh:  that worked out OK  :rah:  just a misjudged stroke of the hammer on the punch.
After super glueing the lids in place, a coat of paint was applied, then placed on the layout.

My eyes aren't what they used to be  :old dude:  the camera picks the fine detail and shows a few mistakes,
but on the layout you almost don't see them, well I don't.

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A smaller punch for the bungs which was part of a screwdriver set.

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Using the punch

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The punched out lids

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The painted lids

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another view

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