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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2007 01:43 pm
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As in the plank fencing exactly the same materials are used, thick and thin card, or plastic sheet, the tools needed are the same too. Thick card for the uprights and the thinner card for the lateral pieces on the fencing. Thick card for the upright posts on the gates, the fill in planks are the thinner card. Again no measurements because these models can be used for all the scales we are interested in here. The gates can be three or five barred, the choice is yours and the same applies to the fence, it just means thinner widths on the lateral sections as the posts will remain the same. Don't forget when installing your gates that you will need more posts for the gates to both hang from and latch to. Notice the pointed shape on the gate posts, or they can be left flat. The fence shown gets it's colour from the shellac it is painted with. You can of course paint your fences and gates any colour you wish, or use wood dyes, as for the plank fencing.





To produce many lengths of this fencing you can easily make a jig for the posts to lie in at the correct distance apart and then just glue the lateral planking to the held posts. I work on a glass surface so I put a minute amount of glue on each post, stick them down on the glass and then glue the laterals. It is then an easy matter to slide the knife blade under the posts to release the completed length of fencing.




The final picture shows a length of the fencing in position on Barchester.




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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2007 01:53 pm
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Thank for re-posting this one, Bob. Funny, but I woke up thinking about future fencing this morning and lo and behold the post reappears :!: Very useful, especially as the simple style of fence would look realistic on New England and UK railways models.



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It's so easy to make Tim as well. Don't try and be too ambitious with the lengths though, about 12" at the very most at a time. Unless you have a large area to work in. Even so I would still keep the lengths down.



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Sound advice, Bob - thanks.



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