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Hi All,
I have a layout that has an up and down incline with a trestle between the two.
What I did was create block wall panels for the outsides of the inclines (insides get terrained to sub board). What I need is suggestions for fencing or cable barriers between the railbed and the edge of the incline so unsuspecting hobos don't drop over the edge. I'm trying to make little black and white posts with holes on them to string cable, but having a hard time with realistic looking cable.
Plus it's tedious with all the posts.:eek:hwell:
Any suggestions on making or buying something that will work?
BJ
 

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Fiberglass Screen is cheep but may be too big for you. The Shay Man used a bridal lace. Hey it works. I was at a doll house store today, Found brass galor ( for future prewar work), and picked up a pin drill and nippers designed for small wood and has a scale for angle cutting. Good place, spent more than the wife. I resisted the sitting elf he didn't look happy enough. Not to mention the oudoor stuff and brick looking paper some even HO scale.
 

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Tulle

T-Man. Looked at pictures of Bridal Veil (tulle) and for the life of me can't see how that turns into cyclone fence. Unless I'm not looking at the right material.
What the heck do you use for the posts and rails?
BJ
 

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T-Man. Looked at pictures of Bridal Veil (tulle) and for the life of me can't see how that turns into cyclone fence. Unless I'm not looking at the right material.
What the heck do you use for the posts and rails?
BJ
Shay used brass. posts number 37
 

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Fishing leaders

Go to a fishing tackle store or Walmart: look for woven wire leaders. They're available in black; they are thin, woven cables with a safety-pin type snap at one or both ends, come in lengths from about 6" to 18". Sample pic:
http://rollyourowncigs.co.uk/images/3-Pack-25cm-Wire-Leaders.jpg
Excellent suggestion Reckers. They just may be the right diameter to fit through the holes in my posts. I have pictures in my gallary of some of the posts in place.
BJ
 

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Hi All,
I have a layout that has an up and down incline with a trestle between the two.
What I did was create block wall panels for the outsides of the inclines (insides get terrained to sub board). What I need is suggestions for fencing or cable barriers between the railbed and the edge of the incline so unsuspecting hobos don't drop over the edge. I'm trying to make little black and white posts with holes on them to string cable, but having a hard time with realistic looking cable.
Plus it's tedious with all the posts.:eek:hwell:
Any suggestions on making or buying something that will work?
BJ

Certain types of screen work to for chain link fence. You can cut it to the size you need and paint any color you want.
 
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