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    Topic: SD60f Build
    Canadian National SD60f Build
     
     
    This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene....  more
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    Still a work in progress but I'm ready to share
    Pete Lassen said:
     
    the thought of a polished aluminum tank car is very interesting to me! They would look very cool, especially to someone that likes shiny things! Now if I could figure out how to form aluminum ends....
    I suppose you could turn them...  more
    Still a work in progress but I'm ready to share
     
    Keep in mind this is still a work in progress.  I'm working on a jig to make grab irons and will add holes to accept them.  Also, I bought some 4" OD Aluminum tube and will rework the parts for that size.  Adds $$ to the build but cl...  more
    Corrugated Roofing
    after looking at your picture maybe the .0015 would be a little thin, I've done coke cans before but never steel and was just looking for something that looked a little more real the aluminum is hard to paint and have look good, Bill
    Corrugated Roofing
    Devon Sinsley said:
    So here is what I came up with. Using heavy duty aluminum foil and a jig I made out of some scraps of corrugated styrene sheet I had. Trim the foil to width (3/4") and then just place it on the jig line up the little slider with the gr...  more
    Corrugated Roofing
    So here is what I came up with. Using heavy duty aluminum foil and a jig I made out of some scraps of corrugated styrene sheet I had. Trim the foil to width (3/4") and then just place it on the jig line up the little slider with the grooves in the base an...  more
    Corrugated Roofing
    A friend made O scale corrugated iron using smoothed out aluminum foil baking/BBQ trays.
    He made a bender and the "iron"by;
    gluing Bamboo skewers (you could use dowel) onto 2 wooden frames
    then sandwiched the foil between...  more
    Raised layout building material
    When you said metal tubing I think you mean the square tubing, but then to build with that you need a welder and lessons on welding (unless you already know how). Then it will require regular painting to extend its life, aluminum would be too cost prohibi...  more
    T&D Feeds 10 years and counting....
    For one project, I bought a sheet of embossing aluminum at the craft store. The paper crimper works well on that stuff.
    T&D Feeds 10 years and counting....
    My crimpers are aluminum too, I cut my can sheets into finish size before running through the crimpers, and like you Craig I have found the 12oz cans for whatever reason crimp better than Monster energy or especially Fosters Beer cans, they are very diffi...  more
    T&D Feeds 10 years and counting....
    Ken Brunt said:
    Your welcome...............
    I just got done one more.
    Which substructure would you like to complete? Those front tanks need to be built still, or any of the piping, or a flat rate box of crimped aluminum cans would be nice.