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Hello everybody. My name is Brian. I am making a military model railroad called the HFL (Hammond Family Line). It will be comprised of a small USN (United States Navy) port and a US Army base, each having a handful of buildings and mostly being dominated by the railroad business. If anyone has ideas, suggestions, or questions, send them to me in a private message.
 

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I was wondering something just now. how can I make a Chainlink fence using a cost effective method? Please note that the entirety of the layout will be based in 1990-1991 when Operation Desert Storm was underway. The railway will be, in a sense, a supply railroad from the base to transport the equipment and supply personell to the USN port to be shipped overseas by either plane or by ship. I was actually now thinking that my base could be a stationing for the US Navy SEALS. I was trying to figure out how I might model that or a USAF (United States Air Force) base where the equipment would be sent, by rail, to the USAF base to be offloaded from the train and loaded into the waiting aircraft to take them to action in Operation Desert Storm. I have some research to do on Desert Storm, but that is beside the point.
 

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I checked it out and had trouble trying to figure out how they made it. How did they make it?
Did you just read the thread or did you actually go to Shay's website? How he made the fencing is more towards the bottom of the page: http://www.freewebs.com/shaygetz/clayton.htm

If you went there and are still lost, then you will have to wait for Shaygetz to clarify how he did it because I have never personally tried doing this...
 

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That was really neat. I also got to see how to put in the razorwire on my military base fences both inside and outside.
 

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I have made the executive decision that I will be making a coal mine layout rather than a military layout in order to cut down my costs that I will have to pay out the wazoo. lol. Anyways. Yeah, so the layout is going to have to tracks, an elevated passenger train that takes workers to and from the coal mine "aboveground" buildings and a freight train on the underside pulled by the B&O to haul coal out of the mines and into the town for the power plant and the rest will be loaded onto a barge and taken "downriver" to some other town that won't be modelled.
 

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What is the period (year) you are trying to model?

I have the blueprints on the structures the Department of Defense made for the construction of buildings and bridges for the military. The blueprints show how the buildings were constructed of wood.

Because I have to copy them from the original file, they are only available in 8 1/2 X 11 size. Is this what you are looking for?
 

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B&O Coal in the 60's. If you read the above post, you will see that I am doing a coal mine as my main industry on my layout.
 
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