Computer Generated HO Guard Rails

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I need some guard rails for my overpass but the LHS didn't have any I liked. So being the tight wad I am I'm going to build them from a computer and a white paperclip. I yanked out a ribbon cable and cut it in strips two wires wide.

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  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I then cut posts from a white paperclip and glued them on with CA jel.

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  3. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I then drilled holes and glued in the guard rail. Maybe later I'll weather them. Total time, two guard rails... 20 min.

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  4. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

    Thanks dash10 for sharing this idea.
    They look great, wonder what I can do in N-scale.

  5. Mrs.Mac

    Mrs.Mac Member

    I like it!! Thanks for the tip.:D

    Mrs. Mac
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    The new ATA 100/133 IDE cables are 1/2 the size of what I used and should work for N if your not a rivet counter. Posts from smaller wire. I finally found a good use for a computer...DASH:)
  7. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    What can I say but that looks Fincredible! (F'n incredible) ;) :D :D :cool:

    That is an idea I'm going to have to remember. Thanks for sharing.


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