New fence for freight yard

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

  1. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    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


  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    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

    Clerk Active Member

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

    Strthoky Member

    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

    Clerk Active Member

    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

    roryglasgow Active Member

    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

    SD90 Active Member

    Excellent work on the fence!
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    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

    Blake Member

    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

    JMD3 New Member


    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?

  11. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

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

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

    JMD3 New Member

    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.


  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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

    Strthoky Member

    thanks for the compliments
  15. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    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

    Strthoky Member

    I am in michigan and I am a recruiter..

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

    Sir_Prize Member

    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

    hemiadda2d Member

    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

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great Job!

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

    Strthoky Member

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

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