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    What about tin cans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiball 3985 View Post
    What about tin cans?
    Beer cans, Coors pre pulltab.

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    Yeah, the old steel beer cans would be pretty good for steam-era, right up into the 70s or 80s when they went to aluminum

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    Excellent! I've found old logos and such to make half-a-dozen or so old beer cans. Does anybody know if they were generally crushed or dented when littered? Today's aluminium cans crush and dent very easily, but were the old tin beer cans more robust?

    Would soup/food cans also be appropriate? I imagine that most discarded cans would be beer/drinks, but were there enough "other" cans to be worth including? I just can't see many scenarios where someone would be walking along the tracks with a tin of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom. . .

    Ok, so we've got bottles, papers, cans. . . anything else?

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    I've got an old Schmidt beer can in surprisingly good shape I can take a couple pictures of if it'll help

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    Thanks, Travis, but I've got to find (or make) 'flat' logo art to wrap around the can. I suppose in a pinch, I could 'unwrap' photos of a can in photoshop and eliminate the distortion, but for best results I'd need 5-6 shots to get all around the can, taken from a bit of a distance, and as straight-on and level as possible. If you'd like your Schmidt can immortalised, I'm willing to take the time, though, if you're able to take the photos!

    In addition to my question regarding crushing and denting above, does anybody know how fast and badly these old cans rusted? Should they be mostly pristine, mostly rusted, or somewhere in between?

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    Every now and then we'll find steel beer cans up north that have been in the woods for a couple decades and, surprisingly, some have only a few rust spots. Others, of course, are all but gone, but, still...I wouldn't have expected that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooltroll View Post
    Excellent! I've found old logos and such to make half-a-dozen or so old beer cans. Does anybody know if they were generally crushed or dented when littered? Today's aluminium cans crush and dent very easily, but were the old tin beer cans more robust?

    Would soup/food cans also be appropriate? I imagine that most discarded cans would be beer/drinks, but were there enough "other" cans to be worth including? I just can't see many scenarios where someone would be walking along the tracks with a tin of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom. . .

    Ok, so we've got bottles, papers, cans. . . anything else?

    Bob
    How about something you see everywhere but in routes.
    Main st new.jpg
    For those who prefer ditch lights and graffiti.
    And,
    street sign old.jpg
    For those who like cabeese and kerosene lamps.

    Randy

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    Yes, those signs would be a great addition!

    Quote Originally Posted by rdayt View Post
    How about something you see everywhere but in routes.
    Main st new.jpg
    For those who prefer ditch lights and graffiti.
    And,
    street sign old.jpg
    For those who like cabeese and kerosene lamps.

    Randy
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    I always associated hobo's with cans of beans, sardines, tuna etc track side.
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