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Offline Jon Nazareth

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Coach/van roofs
« on: Today at 06:06:41 PM »
In the absence of a set of rollers, how do scratchbuilders make the roofs for their carriages/vans and out of what materials?


Offline John Candy

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Re: Coach/van roofs
« Reply #1 on: Today at 06:22:52 PM »
I do have a slip roll machine and make my roofs of aluminium sheet.
Previously, I had made them from plastic card glued to roof hoops (also made from plastic card).
The plastic card or aluminium sheet can be shaped with a rolling pin, the sheeting being laid over a firm but compressible backing and the pin rolled back and forth until the required radius achieved.

P.S. Have since seen your photos of brake van which looks impressive.
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