Armco Barriers?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Dave-the-Train, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Does anyone have a good way of making thin armco type traffic barriers for either road sides or median strips please?

    Thanks for your help?

  2. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Alot would depend on scale but you could possibly use some from a Slot car set.
    Aurora or Tyco in HO scale
    Scalextric or Ninco for the larger scales.
    You could maybe even use one simply as a Mold to make one from thinner material like craft foil etc.
    Good Luck Dave :)
  3. stripes

    stripes Member


    How about scratch builbing them using corrugared metal?


  4. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    A bit larger corrugation might help..........sometimes those Boxes of Chocolates have a corrugated piece that goes between layers..............There again.........SCALE..WHAT SCALE ;)
  5. stripes

    stripes Member

    The ones I have are HO
  6. You've given me an idea! How about the corrugated bit out of the middle of bean tins? Can anyone tell me the overall depth of an armco barriers (top to bottom) and thickness (front to back). Please don't get run over finding these out!

    I should have said that I'm working in H0.

    Thanks for your help!
  7. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    If it's HO then Faller do a set of crash barriers that are very similar to the armco type, although I cannot remember the part number off the top of my head!
  8. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    I would go to the slot forum and find some Aurora slot car racing Barriers to bid on..........( cut the Rails off the uprights and hit a few spots here and there with a hot solder iron for bends and dents....... paint them Metal silver followed by an alcohol/Ink wash followed by a shot of dullcote and then Glue & Pin them to Wood posts that are weathered grey with creosote around the base..........these will then look Very Good!!

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