Corrugated fibro ?

 
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

Hi,
Does anyone know where to get ho scale corrugated asbestos Style wood sheets?
And clapboard Style in Australia ?
Thanks
Mark.

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  Piston Train Controller

Probably nowhere. This type of product has been withdrawn.
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

Even if they are made of wood ?
I'm looking for something to make a engine shed out of that is not brick or flat wood Style.
  Donald Deputy Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
I use the AMRI corrugated aluminium for corro iron, so maybe it could be painted to look like fibro?
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

I'll have a look thanks
  barkfast Station Master

I'd look to the Evergreen styrene sheet range - see pg 10 of their catalog http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Evergreen%20Catalog%202014.pdf

Corrugated 'roof' sheeting and Clapboard siding - just make sure spacing of the 'grooves' are similar to what you are wanting to model.

Alternatively you could look to modify a kit - sometimes this works out much cheaper than scratch building (especially considering the cost of the windows, doors, detail bits etc).

You might also consider Models n More for their Australian laser cut kits https://modelsnmore.com.au/
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Even if they are made of wood ?
I'm looking for something to make a engine shed out of that is not brick or flat wood Style.
Markfresh
.......last I knew asbestos wasn't made of wood!

Maybe you mean compressed fibre cement sheeting.  This has also been known as Hardieplank/Hardiepanel.  Can be purchased in rusticated and plain forms.  

For modelling purposes Evergreen make many different profiles including clapboard, passenger car, freight car, V groove and more.  

See  http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com

Available at most good hobby shops.

Happy scratchbuilding,

John
  railmod Chief Train Controller

Brunnel Hobbies make a Corrugated Iron maker (http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ironmaker/ironmaker.htm)- basically 2 pieces of Acrylic/perspex/plastic with the corrugation 'engraved', the iron (alfoil) is pressed between the 2 to impart the look of corrugated iron - works pretty well, then paint to suit.

Only issue I have is that with my one the supplied aluminium foil, whilst thicker than normal alfoil type, is still fairly thin, I am currently using the foil from the inside top of coffee cans etc., which I guess is used to seal the product & keep it fresh, just wish there was a commercial supply of this thicker type foil.

There is a good review here : http://www.bouldercreekrailroad.com/corrugated-iron-maker.html (not my site).

Cheers Alex.
  NSWRcars Chief Train Controller

.......last I knew asbestos wasn't made of wood!

See  http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com
c3526blue
Last I knew, Evergreen styrene sheet wasn't made of Zincalum or corrugated iron Smile
Seriously, the pitch of evergreen styrene sheet is a bit coarse for CI, but too fine for corrugated fibro, which I suspect is what the OP is looking for.
  gordon_s1942 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
How about using sheet cardboard you buy at the newsagents in various colours, then you would need to find something to 'run it through' to form the corrugations.
There was a tool one time that was used on starched strips of cloth to form corrugations, basically it was just 2 gear wheels with a gap between them to achieve the effect.
Depending how keen you are on authenticity and mechanical skills, 2 wooden rollers about 300 mm long X 50mm in diameter, grooved and mounted like an old time ringer on a washing machine..........
  patsstuffnow Locomotive Driver

I know you can never say never!

BGB Models are currently advertising corrugated card on their website bgb-models.myshopify.com

I have always preferred this to shiny foil as the paint does not flake off so you do not get shiny bits.

This is for corrugated iron with about 4 inch peaks. Thiswas more commonly used around South Australia on houses, sheds, fences roundhouses etc.

Evergreen or Slaters may be sources for the larger profile product.
End of the Line hobbies had a good range of scratchbuilding supplies and have all stock at 25 % off due to their closing down next month.


The material used will only look as good as the paint job on it.
Trowel on the paint and it will look like trowelled on paint work.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
.......last I knew asbestos wasn't made of wood!

See  http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com
Last I knew, Evergreen styrene sheet wasn't made of Zincalum or corrugated iron Smile
Seriously, the pitch of evergreen styrene sheet is a bit coarse for CI, but too fine for corrugated fibro, which I suspect is what the OP is looking for.
NSWRcars
Yes Mr Cars, I concur.  Razz

The OP was asking for 'corrugated asbestos Style timber' (whatever that is).  There was also a request for 'clapboard Style' something.  

If the OP wants to replicate CGI (corrugated galvanised iron) or CF (corrugated fibro) then this could have been made clearer.  Confused

If the OP wishes to purchase corrugated timber to represent CGI or CF then it may be useful to try some of the laser cut structure model manufacturers.  Alternatively there are examples in aluminium and styrene from various sources.  'S' scale corrugated styrene could represent CF in H0 scale.  As an example Evergreen 4527 or 14527 would give a good representation of CF in H0 scale (dimensions are close to 1.67mm and 0.55mm (6" pitch and 2" height)).

Happy interpreting,

John

PS; I think you were referring to Zincalume (a proprietary product) and not Zincalum (a strange compound).  Wink
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

http://inspectapedia.com/roof/Asbestos_Cement_Corrugated_Roof.php

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapboard_(architecture)

Just to make my topic clearer,

And thanks for all the hints lots of great choices
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
also https://northeasternscalelumber.com/shop/clapboard-6.html

Cheers Iain
  a6et Minister for Railways

http://inspectapedia.com/roof/Asbestos_Cement_Corrugated_Roof.php

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapboard_(architecture)

Just to make my topic clearer,

And thanks for all the hints lots of great choices
Markfresh
I have purchased wide corrugated styrene sheets at MRRC Blacktown, sure it was Slaters as well.  Slaters make the sheets in various scales and IIRC I used O scale to replicate the old industrial type of Asbestos corrugated sheets.  

Many rural factories had those sheets for walls, but more so in roofing, was very much the primary roofing used in many of the NSWGR barracks much larger than the standard metal stuff.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
How about using sheet cardboard you buy at the newsagents in various colours, then you would need to find something to 'run it through' to form the corrugations.
There was a tool one time that was used on starched strips of cloth to form corrugations, basically it was just 2 gear wheels with a gap between them to achieve the effect.
Depending how keen you are on authenticity and mechanical skills, 2 wooden rollers about 300 mm long X 50mm in diameter, grooved and mounted like an old time ringer on a washing machine..........
gordon_s1942
You can get corrugated cardboard that is smooth on one side and corrugated on the other. I got some years back from Cheap as Chips I think it was and it was listed as corrugated card used for craft work. It is a lot finer than normally available corrugated cardboard and it came in various colours as well. It passes for corrugated cement roofing sheets though. I still have a little bit left of it here actually but it is larger than the BGB sheets of corrugated iron. The down side though is I have not seen it in years but a internet search should turn up something that can be used though!
  allan Chief Commissioner

How about using sheet cardboard you buy at the newsagents in various colours, then you would need to find something to 'run it through' to form the corrugations.
There was a tool one time that was used on starched strips of cloth to form corrugations, basically it was just 2 gear wheels with a gap between them to achieve the effect.
Depending how keen you are on authenticity and mechanical skills, 2 wooden rollers about 300 mm long X 50mm in diameter, grooved and mounted like an old time ringer on a washing machine..........
gordon_s1942
Like this? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162344189685?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

Thanks all , I found some corrugated cardboard this Arvo at the local cheap shop , $250 for a big sheet , and also got some jtt corrugated siding .
Big win Smile,
Was going to make a balsa wood frame and panels and I got a peco windows and door kit .
  TedFreeman Locomotive Fireman

Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Thanks all , I found some corrugated cardboard this Arvo at the local cheap shop , $250 for a big sheet , and also got some jtt corrugated siding .
Big win Smile,
Was going to make a balsa wood frame and panels and I got a peco windows and door kit .
Markfresh
I hope was a "REALLY BIG SHEET?"

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
  Markfresh Junior Train Controller

Oops $2.50 , I would of been in deep sheet with the Mrs if I spent $250 on cardboard .
  allan Chief Commissioner

How about using sheet cardboard you buy at the newsagents in various colours, then you would need to find something to 'run it through' to form the corrugations.
There was a tool one time that was used on starched strips of cloth to form corrugations, basically it was just 2 gear wheels with a gap between them to achieve the effect.
Depending how keen you are on authenticity and mechanical skills, 2 wooden rollers about 300 mm long X 50mm in diameter, grooved and mounted like an old time ringer on a washing machine..........
Like this? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162344189685?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
allan
I lashed out and bought one of these - a bit over $5, including post. The principle is just fine, but the supplied rollers yield an 0 scale corrugation with a pitch of 3.5mm.
  DJPeters Junior Train Controller

How about using sheet cardboard you buy at the newsagents in various colours, then you would need to find something to 'run it through' to form the corrugations.
There was a tool one time that was used on starched strips of cloth to form corrugations, basically it was just 2 gear wheels with a gap between them to achieve the effect.
Depending how keen you are on authenticity and mechanical skills, 2 wooden rollers about 300 mm long X 50mm in diameter, grooved and mounted like an old time ringer on a washing machine..........
gordon_s1942
You can buy corrugated cardboard with corrugations already in it and on the back it has a flat surface so that you can glue it on. It is usually available from craft stores and the lot I got had fine corrugations on it that would pass for corrugated sheet fibro cement. The card even has what looks like joints (Overlapping sheets) in it it they might not be at the right distance apart for HO scale but they are there though. The card I have has about 6 corrugations every 10mm approx! I got mine from Cheap as Chips a long while ago but a check on the internet might turn something similar. Check out any place that sells art and craft supplies including Reject Shop and such like shops!

Here is one source of the card there are others though!
http://www.cavalierart.com.au/catalog/boards-and-cards/corrugated/fine-corrugated-cardboard

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