Model corrugated iron

 
  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

I'm building NSWGR 6 bay roundhouses in HO scale.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151640346@N05/32610082711/in/dateposted-public/  
I need to cheaply source bulk HO scale corrugated iron for the cladding and I'm attracted to the idea of scoring aluminium foil of a grade thicker than kitchen alfoil with a steel toothed comb.  
I could buy up all the 2 dollar shop disposal baking trays and cut the bottom out of them but that would be wasteful and probably add up to more than a few dollars.
Does anyone have a solution to making bulk HO scale corrugated iron?

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

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http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ironmaker/ironmaker.htm

Or buy/make a roller from suitable gears like this: http://public.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/how-i-make-stuff/corregated-metal/
  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ironmaker/ironmaker.htm

Or buy/make a roller from suitable gears like this: http://public.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/how-i-make-stuff/corregated-metal/
apw5910
Thanks apw5910.  Just what I needed!
  carpocarpo5 Locomotive Fireman

I use JTT narrow timber fence. This stuff comes in sheers about A4 size and paints up nicely.

http://s44.photobucket.com/user/Carpo5/media/tmp_3191-20170206_203554-1945023399_zpsl237o8dh.jpg.html

Its polystyrene plastic and so is easy to work and glue.

Carpo
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Anyone tried using cardboard? Of course, it would need painting, but the light-grade cardboard used for 24/30 pack can slabs would be a close size if you could separate the label from the corrugated insides. If it's still too big for HO, it might be fine for O scale/On30 etc.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I'm building NSWGR 6 bay roundhouses in HO scale.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151640346@N05/32610082711/in/dateposted-public/  
I need to cheaply source bulk HO scale corrugated iron for the cladding and I'm attracted to the idea of scoring aluminium foil of a grade thicker than kitchen alfoil with a steel toothed comb.  
I could buy up all the 2 dollar shop disposal baking trays and cut the bottom out of them but that would be wasteful and probably add up to more than a few dollars.
Does anyone have a solution to making bulk HO scale corrugated iron?
yogibarnes
I used the Brunell corrogated iron tool. The big problem I found even using what is said to be Heavy duty aluminium foil was that it was still too thin and not an easy method. A modelling friend has suggested 2 other types of aluminium to use. The first one is in Steggles turkey breast roasts, the foil is good and better than the roll stuff, you may get fat from eating a lot of turkey though.

The other item is the foil seal that is found in tinned coffee, likewise tins of Milo and the like, it is a good thickness and you could use the offcut pieces for fencing and the like.

I will be using the Coffee foil for my Silo, I finished the Roundhouse a while back and thankfully its holding up ok so far.
  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

Good call.
My tool and foil turned up in the mail today.  The tool seems OK, though I'd prefer to be able to do bigger areas at a "swipe".
The foil is too thin.  Even if glued to card it still bruises and deforms too readily.
I've now bought some bbq trays and will cut the bottoms out of them and trial the tool on them.  If it works, next stage is to source bulk alfoil in this grade.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Good call.
My tool and foil turned up in the mail today.  The tool seems OK, though I'd prefer to be able to do bigger areas at a "swipe".
The foil is too thin.  Even if glued to card it still bruises and deforms too readily.
I've now bought some bbq trays and will cut the bottoms out of them and trial the tool on them.  If it works, next stage is to source bulk alfoil in this grade.
yogibarnes
Good luck with sourcing bulk foil in that level of thickness, I forget how many days I did searching many different sites for it, and no luck.  Can only suggest perhaps going to catering supply shops that are very much geared to supplying all types of equipment for cafes and the like, I even tried some of those without luck. I found one place that supplied rolls of heavier duty foil but you could only buy it by carton lots and the rolls were 300metres, one thing I knew was that I would not run out of foil.
  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

I use JTT narrow timber fence. This stuff comes in sheers about A4 size and paints up nicely.

http://s44.photobucket.com/user/Carpo5/media/tmp_3191-20170206_203554-1945023399_zpsl237o8dh.jpg.html

Its polystyrene plastic and so is easy to work and glue.

Carpo
carpocarpo5
Carpo
HO scale (common) corrugated iron should have 12 peaks or troughs per 10mm.
How close to scale is the JTT?  And is it flexible?
  carpocarpo5 Locomotive Fireman

Hi Yogibarnes,
The sheets are flexible - about 20 or 30 thou thick.
the corrugations are 9 per 10mm - a little coarse but art is not maths.
In the images are of my Gundagi shed and one from Walthers - that has 10 corrugations per 10mm

The corrugations are not deep but a wash with black will help out there.

  yogibarnes Locomotive Fireman

Hi Yogibarnes,
The sheets are flexible - about 20 or 30 thou thick.
the corrugations are 9 per 10mm - a little coarse but art is not maths.
In the images are of my Gundagi shed and one from Walthers - that has 10 corrugations per 10mm

The corrugations are not deep but a wash with black will help out there.

carpocarpo5
Thanks.  Looks good.
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner



Or buy/make a roller from suitable gears like this: http://public.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/how-i-make-stuff/corregated-metal/
apw5910
apw,

That tube wringer is a top idea and quite cheap on the net. seems the quickest way to make a lot of CGI.


Cheers,
Hendo
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I was told of some corrugated cardboard years back by a late friend od of mine. And while it is not dead exact scale corrugated iron it would pass with a coat of paint. It is sold in craft type stores and is very small corrugations on the card as well, it has a flat back on it so it is easy to glue to other things to make it solid. It would really be about the size of scale cement sheet corrugated roofing. But it should work for you!

I got mine from a Cheap as Chips store years back and it came in a fairly large sheet of it as well to use in craft work. It was avaialible in different colours as well at the time but it takes paint well though. This is not the course corrugated card that you see in a lot of craft shops though but a very fine version of it!

Here is one place that has similar to it but there are others if you Google it!

http://www.teaching.com.au/product/AUS088
  Jack66 Beginner

I'm building NSWGR 6 bay roundhouses in HO scale.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151640346@N05/32610082711/in/dateposted-public/  
I need to cheaply source bulk HO scale corrugated iron for the cladding and I'm attracted to the idea of scoring aluminium foil of a grade thicker than kitchen alfoil with a steel toothed comb.  
I could buy up all the 2 dollar shop disposal baking trays and cut the bottom out of them but that would be wasteful and probably add up to more than a few dollars.
Does anyone have a solution to making bulk HO scale corrugated iron?
yogibarnes

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