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 Posted: Sun Dec 17th, 2017 08:06 pm
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Larry G
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I am in need of a bunch of corrugated roofing and siding, suitable for 1/2" scale.
Plastic is just fine, if it's not thick and clunky looking. Any one know who makes such a thing?

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Howdy Larry, if you can dig plastic, PLASTRUCT makes corrugated sheets in various scales. Look at their online catalog. Take care.

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Larry,

JTT makes some corrugated siding: https://www.jttmicroscale.com/viewcategory.asp?DirID=166

I believe that Evergreen also makes some: https://evergreenscalemodels.com/collections/0401-0mm-opaque-white-polystyrene-corrugated-metal-siding


Woodie turned me on to the idea of using aluminum for corrugated roofing.  Instead of buying styrene sheets of corrugated material, which can get expensive, all you need is one sheet.  Get some tops that go with the large aluminum serving trays.  You want ones without any embossing.  I find mine at a local discount store at $1.00 for two tops about 12" x18".  Cut to size, lay over the corrugated styrene and rub with a rounded tip like a ball point pen or a pencil.  All the corrugated roofing or siding you need for only pennies!



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Yes, if you can find just one sheet of the plastic corrugated that suits you then you can make as much as you want from the aluminum cookie sheet pans, a piece of corrugated plastic, and an old ball point pen or a sharp stick.

Here's a photo of my old Cedar Tap RR shop in 1:48 scale, On30 gauge. The real shop (and the model) was 60 by 80 feet, all corrugated. I couldn't afford that much ready made tin so I made my own. The roof is tin also. A buddy measured the building and concluded that there is about 13,000 sq scale feet of tin. Yep, it took me a while but it was cheap and looked neat.
Sorry the font changed to this bold crap, I don't remember how to change it back without screwing something up.

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:wave:Hi Larry,I asked the same question  a few months ago,I took up Woodies idea of an aluminium cooking tray.I cut out the flat bottom ,cut into the required size and place it onto a corrugated piece of plastic(woodlands roofing) and run a biro tip down each corrugated ripple.The results are great and you can make it the size you want and with the varying effects that you may need,and it's cheap.  .................................Peter.

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Howdy Peter & all...the corrugated/aluminum pan thing is not something I figured out. I read about doing the same thing in an ancient Model Railroader or maybe Model Craftsman. I believe the modeler made his embossing form with the right size wire soldered to a sheet of brass (looking like using a plastic piece)and then pressed the aluminum down on that. It could have been Jack Work, one of the greats of the hobby. It seems that for "ideas", what goes around comes around...maybe 50 years later!

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Because I saw it here first and suggested by you ,I give the credit Woodie. :thumb::)This is one thing about this forum,there is always an answer to a question.Even if the answer is fifty years old or thought of today ,someone has an answer.It's amazing how old (fashioned)techniques of modelling still apply to today's standards,like this topic.It's great how members with a lot of knowledge base because of their age or experience  can pass it on  to members who have missed out on the info over the years.    :old dude: .............Peter 



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Larry

Been a few years since I've built a 1/2 model, What I used was a paper crimper from a craft store (Michaels) and used beer cans for the siding. Pop cans seem to be made of thicker aluminium and do not seem to work as well. Trimmed with scissor's to size.

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Hi Ken :wave:



You've hit the nail on the head for this one.



1:24 siding can be made quite nicely in bulk ...


... using a 'Fiskars'(TM) or perhaps Brand-X of paper-crimper.



I have one !



It's very C :cool: :cool: L



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Hello all,
I want to show you some pictures of corrugated metal, these are self explaining and show the real rust, when you use tin instead of aluminium.













Important: Heat the tin plates bevor crimping, then cut and fit to shape. With a metal brush you can make shiny spots.
I used beer cans from Tenerife!

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