“Hi Al. Update on making metal looking fence’s.
1 nylon road crew flag. Cut up to make fence’s or can leave it to look like the construction orange fence ya see.
And already weathered. Paint with crafter’s acrylic water base paint. You can wash it off. Make sure you rub with small paint brush all the bubble’s out.
Take metal wire to make post’s and instant glue them on.
The road barrier is made from plastic food container’s.and glued with instant glue and painted crafter’s paint.and for the post’s i used wooden match sticks.
I purchased a magnetic tray, which I can use for servicing my locos.
I can put the screws and other metal parts in it.
Result I don’t lose the screws and other metal fiddly parts.
For realistic point operation, I insert insulated joiners about 18 inches leading into points on the switching tracks. If a train approaches the points, and the points are NOT set for thru, he train will stop at a realistic location before the points.
Its amazing how most of us use ‘junk’ and ‘REAL’ materials. Simple economics I guess !
Keep up the good work.
“Hi there, I run 00 H0 and I’ve found that the empty 2 litre plastic milk bottles when cut down on the ‘bulk’ part and sprayed matt black on the inside and glued into place make ideal single tunnel entrances, and the 5 litre plastic liquid containers when cut down and sprayed do the same for double tracks. You can of course join several together if you wish for a longer run
“I’ve found that old cotton sheeting or muslin dipped into a solution of polyfilla or similar is cheaper than mod roc, easy to mold and dries a lot quicker than papier mache. You will need to play about a bit with the polyfilla solution. Also, beware……..it can get a trifle messy.
“Let’s try this again.This is a diagram for relay and reed switch’s for signal’s:
Attached, I hope, are two photographs I think you might enjoy.
One is of a working railroad here in Western Maryland. My wife and I have taken this tour and we loved it. The foliage in autumn is beautiful.
The other is a steam engine, #777 that you may have to keep watered all summer long.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.