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Corrugated Metal Source

Post by Fender » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Can anyone suggest a source for corrugated metal with the corrugations about 3/8” inch apart? This will be used on structures for our club railroad. Thanks.
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Re: Corrugated Metal Source

Post by amadlinger » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:24 am

Hi Fender,

You may want to look into the corrugated aluminum jacketing that is used for covering pipe insulation in industrial facilities. See, for example, McMaster part number 4479K22: https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/124/3646/=1cjvjkg

There was an article in Live Steam Magazine a number of years ago that described how the White Creek RR in Michigan fabricated their model buildings; I believe this material is what they said they used.

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Adam

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Re: Corrugated Metal Source

Post by Fender » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 am

Thanks, Adam! Their catalog doesn’t say about what the spacing is for the corrugations, just the material, thickness and width. Do you have any insight on the spacing?
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Re: Corrugated Metal Source

Post by amadlinger » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:02 pm

Hi Fender,

Unfortunately, unknown. Their customer service folks are very helpful though; you may want to give them a call to ask.

Sincerely,
Adam

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