A Garage For FWLR

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Big Jim » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm

IanC wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 am
Glad you're enjoying your garage build Rod and making good progress. I have been a user of plasticard for many years and am now trying out foam board for making buildings. There will be set backs for me along the way but I'll soon get better and make fewer mistakes. I've already discarded my first effort and am re-making it based on my experiences.
Can you do a write up on a new post please Ian?
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm

Andrew wrote:
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Looking good! I like the overall shape of it - it's got a 1920s/30s feel to it, maybe?

What sort of corrugated sheet are you using? I need to buy some soon, my last lot was from Tenmille, which was OK but quite expensive...
Hi Andrew,

I have used some Bole Laser Craft sheet. It is just a little bit cheaper then Tenmille, but has I haven't used any from them I can't say if the BLC stuff is better. I am still waiting for another supply from them. There is one thing though, BLC is 35cm long by 13cm wide. So I think it is slightly larger than Tenmille. Also you get two sheets.

http://bolelasercraft.com/product/corru ... ing-sheet/

I think I may get some from Tenmille and see how it compares with BLC.

One other thing Andrew, they are not vey quick at sending out your order, but who's in a rush.....fullsizeoutput_11d2.jpeg
Brilliant, thanks Rod!

I didn't know you could get it from Bolecraft. It looks pretty good to me, should work out much cheaper than Tenmille and comes with a capping strip - I'll order some after Christmas, when I should hopefully have some spare cash again. I was itching to buy something on eBay yesterday but had to hold back after looking at my bank balance!

If you do order some Tenmille stuff remember that they're primarily aiming at the G1 market - buy the corrugated asbestos sheet rather than corrugated iron, otherwise it'll come out too small for 16mm.

Cheers,

Andrew.
Bit like me Andrew... :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the tip on getting corrugated iron mate... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:55 pm

Big Jim wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Nice start Rod, it is always encouraging to see people trying new methods and writing them up.
It looks like it will be bit special when finished, perhaps you may give Mr Butler a run for his money.
Thanks Jim. Although I may need a few more years practice at it... :lol: :lol: :lol: to get to Peter's fantastic standard.....
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by pandsrowe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:22 am

I've just found a couple of YouTube videos on making your own corrugated sheet material using aluminium takeaway food containers, not being computer savvy I don't know how to add a link but all I did was enter "scale corrugated sheet" on Google and that brought up a number of useful sites including a hand held crimping machine to produce corrugations in thin sheet for around £8 .50.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks Phil, but I couldn't find the site that had the roller for £8.50.

But I did find this site with a program for 3D printing some in for clear sheets. But I suppose the y could be any colour. Pity I don't have a 3D printer........... :cry: :cry:

Any offers.......... ;) ;)

Whoops, forgot to put the site details.

https://www.stlfinder.com/model/clear-c ... et/2493678
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by pandsrowe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:10 am

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/forma ... etals.html
Rod, not sure if the above link has worked but if it has it shows the corrugator that I referred to yesterday.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:49 am

Hi Phil, it does work...Thanks.

Although for the amount that I would be using, £9.45 + £3.00 p+p is a bit to much I think to pay. I have also looked at the foil that you can buy and blooming heck it's expensive.

But thanks again for taking the time to find and put the link up. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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