thanks for all your thoughts!
Basically I am looking to acquire barrels that are a scaled up version of the Lionel Standard Gauge barrels of that era. Maybe about 25% bigger. So they serve as a prototype.
I am interested in good quality or I would have at it myself.
I can provide photos/dimensions. Looking for a minimum of 6; max of 18.
Why am I doing this? I recreated wooden gondolas from the 1902 Lionel 2 7/8 era. I have pretty much gotten all the details down. But they originally came with wooden barrels. I have one photo to go by that allows me to estimate the dimensions.
I have looked for commercially made barrels with no luck. The work is took un-original for most wood turners - no real creativity involved.
Every so often I get geared up and take another shot at it. Thanks to your suggestions I have emailed a couple of wood turners in hopes of getting lucky. Money is money and it pays the bills,
So, as Paul Harvey used to say, now you know the rest