New fence for freight yard

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Strthoky, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

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    After numerous attempts at stealling the precious cargo and several malicious acts of vandalism... the local freight yard decided enough was enough!! The straw that broke the camels back was the last spraying spree that left a few cars noticable tagged with popular gang slogans

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  2. shaygetz

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    You go, Dude...that'll teach them dope smokin', droopy drawered, maggot infested, body pierced and tattooed FM rap music types to steer clear of yer railyard. Now ya needs a friendly little Rottweiller named "Jaws" to complete the scene.
  3. Clerk

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    Great job. What did you make the fence out of? I need one just like that.
  4. Strthoky

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    small styrene rod.. and some stuff called tulle from michaels craft store. my wife bougt it to make some decoratrions for my sisters wedding.. I grabbed the extras figuring I could use it on the layout.. I first used the mesh to support plaster mountains but it was useless for that so I threw most of it out :mad:

    now I have to go buy some more:rolleyes:
  5. Clerk

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    Thanks. I am going to get me some. I can use toothpicks for post.
    Nope. To thick. I'll use wire. maybe about 20 gauge.
  6. roryglasgow

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    Great work with the tulle, Strthoky! That's a very realistic looking fence. And, also, that's an excellent weathering job on that GTW boxcar! (My compliments to the one who tagged it, too, even though I don't condone such acts.)
  7. SD90

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    Excellent work on the fence!
  8. ezdays

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    Good looking fence, good looking car. I gotta ask, what is tulle? It sure looks a lot better than the metal screening mesh that I've been playing around with. I'm assuming that it is some sort of mesh material that is stiff enough to stand up. I just cut a "40% off one item" coupon for Michael's out of yesterday's paper so cost is no object.....:D :D :D :D

    D;) N
  9. Blake

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    That looks great! The only problem I see with using tulle for your fence is... how will you electrify it!!!:D :D I never though of using tulle for fence in N scale. I have a bunch of it that I use in military modeling for camo nets.
  10. JMD3

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    Strthoky

    Nice fence. I've done some with tulle before and it is great stuff for chain link fencing.

    But the car! The weathering on the GTW car looks great. And what did you use for the grafitti, decals?

    Jim
  11. Strthoky

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    no I used a gel pen for the graffiti:)
    I got that tip from....

    THE GAUGE :D :D :D :D
  12. JMD3

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    Gel pen for the graffiti

    Cool, I've been using markers for different colored brick. I've never seen a brick wall with all bricks the exact same color. And I have a white fine tip marker for signs, etc. But the gel tip looks real good too.

    Thanks

    Jim
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    Really nice job on the fence and the car!!!
  14. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

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    thanks for the compliments
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    Looks mighty Life-Like! :p
    Seriously, it's so much cheaper than Alloy forms!!!!

    Great job!!
    Are you in the AF also? Where,a nd what do you do?
    BTW, thanks for the congrats!
  16. Strthoky

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    I am in michigan and I am a recruiter..

    now everyone raise your right hand a repeat after me... :D :D
  17. Sir_Prize

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    Heck No...!
    I'm a Jarhead's Kid!
    Woof! Woof!

    Fence looks cool.

    How 'bout some barb/razor wire on top. That'll keep'em out!
    :eek: :D
  18. hemiadda2d

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    I was in Airman Leadership School w/ a soon-to-be-recruiter. He was going to Mass, last I checked. Boston?
    Anyways, as for razor wire, get reallllllly tiny long springs, something with a tiny wire guage,and stretch 'em out a bit..... Or make your own with .006" brass rod *smaller the better*--wrap the wire around a ~18"-2' scale rod..... Also try Radio Shack for motor wrap wire.... that stuff is TINY!
  19. Drew1125

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    Great Job!

    That's some really nice modeling, Strthoky!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  20. Strthoky

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    hemi thanks for the tip.... I have to get more fence supplies and that will be an addition for sure