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Corrugated styrene

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:14 am

Does anyone know a source of thin ( 20 thou or so) corrugated styrene sheet? I know that Evergreen do a 40 thou one but I need something thinner - probably with the corrugations formed on both sides.

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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Allan Goodwillie » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:47 am

Slaters produce a corrugated sheet which comes in their normal sized sheet, which makes quite passable corrugated iron of the type used in steam days. I have used this for years and some would think this perhaps old fashioned now as there has been an alternative available from Wills for some time which has about the same proportions , but has the metal studs, that normally hold the sheeting to the understructure, modelled.The Wills sheet also comes in clear so that the corrugated glazing that comes with some asbestos buildings can be modelled. The back of the Wills stuff is flat and comes in packets of four sheets. It depends if you want the rear to be seen or not. I am planning a new layout which will require the corrugations to be visible both sides in a cut away wagon workshop interior. Just to show that the Slater's stuff is quite effective I attach a photo of the shambolic shed at Dubbieside. It is old, tatty, with pieces missing during winter storms in the North sea climate, looks like the ancient bothy, an ex-NBR 6 wheel carriage has also seen better days. :cry: If you want something more pristine like a brand new EWS building then greenscene is probably the best or the Wills, but if decrepitude is what you are after I would still go for Slaters as it is easier to cut and work in to a well worn state. :)


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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Wizard of the Moor » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:46 pm

Squires list an 'Embossed "Corrugated Iron" Plastic Sheet' in their catalogue. Each sheet consists of 15 panels 110 x 45mm, but they unfortunately do not mention the thickness. Metal studs are not modelled. It's item number 250-408 (white plastic) or 250-410 (clear plastic)and costs £4.85.
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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Re6/6 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:10 am

Wizard of the Moor wrote: they unfortunately do not mention the thickness.


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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Jonathan Wells » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:24 pm

South Eastern Finecast do produce a sheet of corrugated stryrene 0.24mm thick ( approx 10 thou ) which I measured with a dial gauge. I ordered a sheet for myself yesterday and it came in the post today! The corrugations don't look particularly sharp, unlike their excellent brick sheets, I'm afraid.

The sheet number is FBS409 and price per sheet is £2.95 but I'm a bit confused by the P&P so I advise you to phone in the order with a credit card.
Web address is: No web ordering facility though.

Here are some photos I trust may be of help.
14" by 9" sheet but the corrugated panels are 110mm by 45mm each.

End profile of sheet.

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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby johnWM » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:01 pm

There is also Eastwell corrugated iron

AMBIS Engineering Division
(Alan Austin)
27 Stanhope Gardens
e-mail: ?
lever frames, etched wagon parts, turnout accessories, plus 'Eastwell' corrugated iron

Details copied from the CLAG website. No experience of the stuff personally, but heard good things

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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Terry Bendall » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:56 am

Thanks to all those who responded to my query. In the end I went for the Slater's sheets which look like they will do the job. The Ambis metal corrugated sheets are very nice but I have found that they need very careful handling especially when building a large structure.

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Re: Corrugated styrene

Postby Mark Tatlow » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:46 pm


Way too late I know (and hey, you will not have wished me to interupt valuable modelling time in mid September!), I have used the Wills corregated iron sheet. However, not the solid one, go for the clear glass one meant for skylights in industrial units.

It is made of about 15 though plastic and gives an impression of corregated sheet when viewed end on and from above. It is not as thick as most of the others so the panels look as if they really are laid on top of each other.

If you want to see a picture of it in use, go to my Portchullin Fotopics site and some of the rear views of the But n Ben cottage have this as the roofing material of the rear lean too.
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