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SCRATCHBUILDING PARTS,
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES

Builders In Scale provides the craftsman model builder with these extraordinary to unique materials, parts and supplies.


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METAL ROOFING & SIDING MATERIALS

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Cover your roof or side your building with one of our true to scale real metal building materials. Choose from Ribbed Seam, Corrugation (shown above in O-scale) or plain. They come in scale witdths (as in the width of a ribbon) of 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 scale feet for HO, S and O (fewer selections in N). These are packaged in 7-1/2" lengths.

Supplied in raw unfinished aluminum. Each pack contains finishing/weathering instructions.

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RIBBED SEAM MATERIAL

NOW IN FIVE SCALE WIDTHS!

This real metal, common roofing and siding material is an excellent choice for industrial buildings, line side sheds and so on.
Available in "O" or "HO" scale in 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 foot widths.
The ribs are 20-22 scale inches apart (HO/O).
Does not require soldering. Strips are 7-1/2" long.

  Part #529 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    
  Part #530 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 4 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #531 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 6 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #532 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 8 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #533 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 10 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #534 (HO)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 12 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    

  Part #729   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    
  Part #730   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 4 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #731   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 6 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #732   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 8 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #733   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 10 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #734   (O)   -   Ribbed Seam Roofing ( 12 ft. ) / 6 per pkg.    


    Etch or use conventional means to weather. Each pack contains full instructions.

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            O Scale Ribbed Seam above
HO Scale Ribbed Seam left


NOTE ON TRUE-SCALE SIZES

We have gone to true scale sizes on the widths of these materials. Previously, some sizes were a compromise, either a little larger or smaller. Now they are right on. If you have a project that requires matching the old material, perhaps we can help. Let us know exactly what you are looking for- and we will see if we still have some material match (very limited supplies-).

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COPPER RIBBED SEAM

Real Copper Ribbed Seam roofing material which can also be used for gutters, flashing, etc.

  Part #522 (HO)   -   Copper Ribbed Seam ( 12 ft. ) / 4 per pkg.    
  Part #720 (O)   -   Copper Ribbed Seam ( 6'- 7" ) / 4 per pkg.    
  Part #721 (O)   -   Copper Ribbed Seam ( 8 ft. ) / 4 per pkg.    


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HO - REAL COPPER - O


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PLAIN FOIL MATERIAL

Use this flat plain metal (the same stock we use for or ribbed seam and corrugated stocks) for gutters, flashing, and other such projects. An assortment of 7-1/2" long strips.
Now available in plain COPPER, too.

  Part #266 ( All Scale )   -   Plain Foil Sheets ( mix ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #267 ( All Scale )   -   Plain Copper Sheets ( mix ) / 4 per pkg.    

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STRIP CORRUGATION MATERIAL

This real metal, very common roofing and siding material is another excellent choice for sheathing your model. Combine it with our Ribbed Seam for a really interesting structure.
Available in "O", "S" or "N" in various scale widths.
Does not require soldering. 7-1/2" long strips.

Now available in Heavy-Duty "HO", with Standard HO coming.

  Part #435   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 4' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #436   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 6' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #437   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 8' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #438   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 10' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #439   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 12' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #440   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    
  Part #441   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 16' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    

  Part #535-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( 4' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #536-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( 6' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #537-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( 8' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #538-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( 10' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #539-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( 12' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #540-H   (HO)   -   Heavy-Duty Corrugation ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    

  Part #735   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 4' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #736   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 6' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #737   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 8' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #738   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 10' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #739   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 12' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #740   (O)   -   Strip Corrugation ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    

  Part #835   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 4' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #836   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 6' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #837   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 8' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #838   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 10' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #839   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 12' wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #840   (S)   -   Strip Corrugation ( assorted ) / 5 per pkg.    

NOTE: These older odd-sized thinner strips are being phased out.
  Part #401   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 7' - 6" wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #402   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 10' - 0" wide ) / 6 per pkg.    
  Part #403   (N)   -   Strip Corrugation ( 14' - 0" wide ) / 6 per pkg.    


    Etch it or use conventional means to weather it. Each pack contains full instructions.

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O - lightly weathered

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O - etched, weathered

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S - heavy conventional weathering

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N-scale


NOTE ON TRUE-SCALE SIZES

We have gone to true scale sizes on the widths of these materials. Previously, some sizes were a compromise, either a little larger or smaller. Now they are right on. If you have a project that requires matching the old material, perhaps we can help. Let us know exactly what you are looking for- and we will see if we can match it.

Our N-scale material is .0015" thick and our HO, S and O-scale material is .003" thick.

While our strips are all cut to 7-1/2" lengths the real thing was provided in manageable sizes, sort of like plywood sheets today.


HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

Not until recently (post-war) did 3 inch corrugation become the standard. Beginning in the 1840's its ridges ranged from 1 inch to 5 inches apart! Therefore it is plausable to use our N, S or O scale corrugation on your HO model. Perhaps even on the same building. After several manufacturers began using our S-scale corrugation on their HO models we are now providing this to our retail customers as our "HEAVY-DUTY" Strip Corrugation in true HO-scale widths. We are also working on bringing out a standard HO size too. Unfortunately it is taking much longer than we would like but eventually we'll get there..

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metal roofing/siding display model illustrating various finishes

The various finishing techniques are described in the instruction sheets included with each pack.


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