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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Brass plate for a roof   Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:51 pm

How thin should be a brass plate to make a roof like corrugated iron ?
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:29 pm

The idea I've got in mind is to use a crimper from fiskars (US web site) with a brass plate.

It has to be a very thin one i think. Because you're suppose to use strong paper.

The result look like corrugated patern.

Here a picture :





Here the link :

http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_paper-crimper.aspx


I saw a cheap brand in the BHV in Paris, but made of plastic don't know if it's stong enought.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:53 pm

I have one of those - it's not strong enough to do soft steel sheet cut from baby milk tins. The best I managed out of it was a very shallow 'v' section corrugation - not a very convincing look at all. It might do brass, but I imagine it would need to be very thin.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:45 am

I know its not brass, but most food cans have a wide corrugated band around the middle that can be cut out and filed. Perfect G scale

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:24 am

... and it weathers itself for you if left outside... There's a couple of other threads in the Buildings forum where I did such a thing:

http://continental-garden-t.motionforum.net/model-buildings-f12/a-railway-building-the-mikey-way-t192.htm for one

http://continental-garden-t.motionforum.net/model-buildings-f12/another-railway-building-the-mikey-way-t282.htm

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:18 pm

Still looking after a way to make it (i know i could use metal tin, just like the idea of trying to make it myself).

I am looking as well to color partern or something to invent or copy.

So at first the machine used to make it (an old one)





New type





Model one small scale






Now some pattern and idea


















That one was so strange, couldn't resist to had it.



It got an iron corrugated roof so .... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Brass plate for a roof   Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Try Jeremy at Dragon G scale for roof material.

Jackson miniatures materials
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