Corrugated roofs

melph1

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Hello

I can find lots of tutorials on making corrugated metal in other scales, but not in G Scale.

How do people manage to get their corrugated roofs looking so good?

Any advice will be appreciated.

Many thanks.
 

dunnyrail

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I use old dog food cans but baked bean tins corrugated sides work, just be very careful when cutting.
 

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melph1

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Some good advice, thank you
 

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How do people manage to get their corrugated roofs looking so good?
I'm not sure that this reply is going to be very helpful but I have used a vacuum-formed plastic product supplied by Garden Railway Specialists (of Princes Risborough). A large sheet includes two panels of corrugated iron, with boltheads and overlapping joints moulded in, each about 114mm by 400mm, that are just the right width for a wagon roof . . .

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The bit I have leftover still has the (faded) label on, with the product reference LSA2 (I think) but the grsuk website doesn't still seem to list it (which is why I'm thinking this reply may not help too much).

From memory, there was also a strip of ridge tiles on the same sheet, so the product was almost certainly intended for the roof of a building.

Of course, for indoor buildings (for an exhibition layout, for example) , you cant get cheaper than than a roll of (single-sided) corrugated cardboard . . .

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(so that's where those plastic ridge tiles ended up!)

All the best

David
 

korm kormsen

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i am using a Fiscars papercrimper as well, but instead of using anealed beverage cans for crimping i use aluminium baking forms.
easier to cut and to crimp.
and good enough for indoors.
 
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melph1

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So many bits of good information that i need to investigate. I found a Youtube video where the modeller investigated using the metal bars you use to keep carpet down in doorways ....he also used the tread on aluminium step ladder! Im now looking at my house in a very different way!!!!
 

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B&Q sell sheets of corrugated aluminium. Possibly slightly under scale corrugations but it has the advantage of being available in large sheets if you have a sizeable roof to do. I just drew/painted a representation of separate sheets on mine, which looks fine at normal viewing distance. 6f1e999c1b61463ebadd1c6f9252ceff.jpg
 

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dunnyrail

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B&Q sell sheets of corrugated aluminium. Possibly slightly under scale corrugations but it has the advantage of being available in large sheets if you have a sizeable roof to do. I just drew/painted a representation of separate sheets on mine, which looks fine at normal viewing distance. View attachment 280671
Interesting but does not show up on the site search I just did?
 

melph1

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I searched for corrugated and drew a plank. I then searched metal sheet and found it. In using my phone so it is hard to see detail in the picture.
 

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dunnyrail

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I searched for corrugated and drew a plank. I then searched metal sheet and found it. In using my phone so it is hard to see detail in the picture.
Yes tricky on the iPad as well, a look see needed at the local BnQ.
 

melph1

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Another Youtube video on making corrugated sheets

 

melph1

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So i found a secondhand Friskars crimpler on Ebay.....arrived today and wow, easy corrugated sheet metal!!

Thanks to everyone who provided ideas and advice on this topic.