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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2021 05:23 pm
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Lee B
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Good ideas, all.

I bought a Branline kit for a Quonset hut,
but it comes with a large single piece of corrugated plastic
(they said Evergreen but wouldn't give me the part #).

I haven't started on the kit as I can't find any way to curve it consistently
(with the 'grain' at right angles to the ground)
without any structure underneath it.

Making my own out of something else has a lot of merits.

Frankly, if I knew the kit was two resin ends and the rest I had to scratch build,
I would never have bought the kit!




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 Posted: Mon Mar 22nd, 2021 01:22 am
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Former head of Freerails, 'Dave D' posted a whole Thread,
about how he made corrugated iron roofing in O scale.


It should still be on the Site somewhere. 
Was good looking.


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Lee B wrote:  
I bought a Branline kit for a Quonset hut,
but it comes with a large single piece of corrugated plastic
(they said Evergreen but wouldn't give me the part #).


Here's a thought on that,

https://evergreenscalemodels.com/collections/0401-0mm-opaque-white-polystyrene-corrugated-metal-siding




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 Posted: Mon Mar 22nd, 2021 03:35 am
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I have that Thomas Yorke Branline kit, but I cannot get across the border to pick it up,
along with a full pickup bed of other items sitting there since Jan 2020.

Personally I would take 1/8" thick basswood to form the roof shape,
followed by strips of scale 2 or 4 x 10 and gluing them to the basswood shapes.
 
For roofing I would use Builders In Scale corrugated iron roofing in aluminum material.

I take that aluminum material, and dip it into FERRIC CHLORIDE circuit board etcher,
to completely naturally rust it. 

I have posted many times on how I do it on this site.
I bought it for the same reason you did, has great style.
 
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