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Old 31st December 2007, 00:07   #11
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Here is the bigger pic of the shed you asked for, which did you mean with the galvanized iron, the roof?

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Old 1st January 2008, 00:25   #12
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Its looking great!I take it that you like grain elevators?
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Old 3rd January 2008, 23:01   #13
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Here is the bigger pic of the shed you asked for, which did you mean with the galvanized iron, the roof?

no the galvanized sides of building nice picture looks so cool
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Old 3rd January 2008, 23:13   #14
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under coat of White gloss with and coat of flat white
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Old 4th January 2008, 15:09   #15
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no the galvanized sides of building nice picture looks so cool
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but to me it looks like the walls are clapboard with peeling white paint over older red paint and the roof is standing rib galvanized iron sheets - a common construction for agricultural buildings in Canada.
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Old 5th January 2008, 22:22   #16
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Yes I think you is right silly me was looking at the wrong one was the roof that was galvanized
here is a link to the real deal
http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips4/cheap_siding.html
well all the best and as we say have a good one
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Old 6th January 2008, 14:42   #17
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That technique works great in larger scales, but the corrugations would be too wide in HO & N.
Campbell (amongst others) has made corrugated siding for models for decades and construction articles in the magazines have often described the technique of taping a piece of aluminum foil over a piece of commercially mads sodomg and coppying teh corrugations by running a soft pencil along them.

But that's corrugated siding - what Grain Train has modeled is called "standing rib" or "standing seam". The panels are typically 12-16" wide and have interlocking edges that are raised so that water on the roof can't get through the joints. At least in this part of the world, standing rib is far more common than corrugated. From what I've read in American based model RR mags, corrugated must have been more common there.
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Old 6th January 2008, 18:23   #18
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Yes I think you is right silly me was looking at the wrong one was the roof that was galvanized
here is a link to the real deal
http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips4/cheap_siding.html
well all the best and as we say have a good one
I thought you meant the side of the elevator.
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Old 8th January 2008, 13:17   #19
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Well I still think your building is a work of art and I hope you do many more.
I did read somewhere that if you immerse a sheet of cardboard in water you can peel off the top layer and this gives you the corrugated iron look.
Or you can by card stock made to this standard I love the outback look of the old tin shed and of course the dunnie for those that donít live in Australia thatís a outside toilet itís just a shed with bucket in it sometimes the smell is awful and you have to look out for red back spiders as they live under the seat being wet and cold.
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Old 8th January 2008, 18:55   #20
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I did read somewhere that if you immerse a sheet of cardboard in water you can peel off the top layer and this gives you the corrugated iron look.
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Thats what I do. I get that side look from the wife when I'm eyeing up packging she is about to throw away. I need to get her trained to check the size of corrugations I'm looking for
Great looking structures Grain Train.
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