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Corrugated iron and weatherboards? - any ideas?

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Corrugated iron and weatherboards? - any ideas?

Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 12:06 am

It won't be long before I start in on the buildings for my layout, only the problem is I'm a bit stumped on is how to represent corrugated iron and weatherboards since that was the way most buildings in the Hauraki District were built back in the 1900s. That's how my own little cottage is built and that was built in the early 1930s for heavens sake. Brick and tile isn't going to cut it at all, - so if anyone has some good ideas or suggestions to make I'd love to hear them.

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Post by Red_Five on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 5:33 am

For corrugated iron I would try 1x2 grill tiles attacthed to a plate.
Perfect example right here:

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 7:32 am

That's from Tim Gould's Elmore isn't it? Actually with the way he built the schoolhouse that pretty much answers my question.
But how did he get the weatherboards to sit like that if he was using tiles?

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Post by Red_Five on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 10:12 am

Yeah I'm pretty sure it was built by Tim. My mistake!


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Post by peterab on Tue 27 Nov 2012, 10:18 am

Locomotive Annie wrote:That's from Tim Gould's Elmore isn't it?

Yes it was from Elmore, but it wasn't built by Tim, it was built by Mike Pianta his building partner. He goes by scruffolous on Flickr. If the spelling is off you'll find him through the Lego Train MOCs group.

I'm not sure how the school house is put together but he also built a Vicrail van which has similar sides, I'm pretty sure his Flickr stream had a photo demonstrating the technique, though as I remember it it is pretty fragile. One of the other Melbourne Lego Train Club guys has built a modified version thats a bit stronger but it will still self destruct if picked up by the sides.

There is also an article in one of the Railbricks issues which shows how to construct a siding (USian for weatherboard) signal box which has a much stronger technique, but which is more limiting in its application. Since Railbricks can be freely downloaded and is packed with cool stuff it's worth a look if you haven't found it yet.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the sheet effect on the roof is created by using rectangles of different coloured grill tiles, Light Bluish Grey and Silver I think.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 01 Dec 2012, 5:33 am

Yes I've found Railbricks Peter and I love it, - it's a great read. legohappy

I've severely dented my Bricklink budget just lately with buying in PF stuff, so I'll have to hold off for a while before I go buying grill tiles in bulk. The wriggly tin sheet effect obtained by this method is really good and I like it.
Fragile isn't too much of an issue for any weatherboard buildings I build since once they get placed on the layout they won't be moved again unless it's for layout repair and maintenance, so I think it will be ok. Most of the buildings will be reasonably small which I imagine will make it easier.
I'll check out that Flickr stream and then I'll have a play to see if I can do it.

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