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44 Gallon Drums - Modelled In 1:48 Scale
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 Posted: Sat Sep 25th, 2021 03:05 am
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This method of making the drums using the roofing as a mould,
can be used to make aluminium roofing.

I have done this many times and works well.

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Good idea....

However, I am afraid in HO I will only create rejects....





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There are plenty of rejects in O scale as well.

A finer scribing tool would work out OK in HO, I think.

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Thanks for the tutorial.

You make it look so easy !

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Nicely done !



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Hi Peter,

Nice work.
That's a very cheap option that looks like it works well.

They are a whole lot cheaper/drum,
than some of the oil drums I've purchased for my layout.





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Thank you for your comments.

It was the supply and demand story,
that made me think of this way of making the drums.

The supply was there but the price was prohibitive,
and once you added on postage, I would need a loan.

I had the demand of 120 drums to fill my needs at the time,
and I still need more for the layout.

They have cost me $15 for the trays, and $2-3 for the paint and superglue.
That I can afford, and I use the same method to make roofing for buildings.

I try to keep costs down on 'Martin's Creek', without compromising visual effect.
As I have said many times, I'm not a rivet counter, but I like things to look right.

This was a good result,
and hopefully this Topic will help other modellers in the future.

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2foot6 wrote: 
I try to keep costs down on 'Martin's Creek', without compromising visual effect.
As I have said many times, I'm not a rivet counter, but I like things to look right.


Peter

Cost aside... 

Anything one has done with his own hands,
has much more value, than things bought ready for use. 

Be it a locomotive, a (1:1) house, or an oil drum.




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Great job.





That'll work especially
for where you're looking for some that are dinged and damaged.







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