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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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    WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's
    Dan Hilyer said:
    Ken Brunt said:
    On a real roof, the first row of shingles goes on upside down with the solid straight edge overhanging the roof line about an inch. (Under that is an aluminum drip edging to help protect the fascia board on the ends of the...  more
    WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's
    Ken Brunt said:
    On a real roof, the first row of shingles goes on upside down with the solid straight edge overhanging the roof line about an inch. (Under that is an aluminum drip edging to help protect the fascia board on the ends of the rafters.)
    The st...  more
    WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's
    On a real roof, the first row of shingles goes on upside down with the solid straight edge overhanging the roof line about an inch. (Under that is an aluminum drip edging to help protect the fascia board on the ends of the rafters.)
    The starting row is la...  more
    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