Security fencing

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Groove, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Groove

    Groove New Member

    anybody know of any companies that make this stuff? I'm looking for the modern chain link stuff but not having much luck with finding any in the UK.
  2. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Groove....only one place I know of that makes N scale chain link. That's Gold Metal Models. They make 2 chain link fences -- one with gates, one without. Items 160-1 and 160-2. Both versions are toped with barbed wire. They're eched brass and I've gotten items from them before and the quality is usually top-notch.

    Here's the link:
  3. Groove

    Groove New Member

    That looks like what I'm after!

  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I have seen it scratch built to great effect.

    Heavy wire is painted silver, and used as the frame and posts.

    A frying pan slatter screen, usually at the local Dollar Store, is cut to size and soldered to the wire frame.

    At the top, thread or fishing line is coated in glue and run through very fine silver ballast. the end result resembles barbed (or razor) wire.
  5. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Don't know if Ratio do it in N - they do in OO! You could also try 4DModels, who used to be in City Road London, but have moved to east London - Googly should find them for you - part of their speciality is architectural models, and they might well have some in something close to N scale. Very fine Bridal veil fabric and metal fence posts might work too
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  6. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    I have used Brass wire to make a frame. I lay out a template build right on it plan I use solder but you could use super glue. Then get a pair of old womans pantie hose cut out a piece larger than the frame you have built use super glue on frame and stretch over Frame when its dry trim it to size Hit it with some elcheapo rattle can silver paint Weather with a little rust and put it on the layout Cox 47
  7. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Groove - coincidence is a strange thing! Picked up Railway Modeller this am, and on page 188 is a review of Scale Caliber mesh. Stainless steel so it won't solder available in 75mm squares in 6 densities from 28 - 150 threads per running inch at £2.75 per square - I hope you dont need too much!!! You should get about 3 x75mm lengths of fence out of a square
    Available from
    Cammett Ltd
    Adlen House
    HR6 9BD

    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands HIH
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Do they have fabric shops in the UK? What you want is Tulle (pronounced tool) It is wedding veil fabric and comes in many colours and mesh sizes.
  9. Brewer

    Brewer Member

  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome to the Gauge Brewer. Thats an interesting link.
  11. Groove

    Groove New Member

    don't know about sad, but kind of diffrent. Not the sort of thing you see on most peoples layouts.
  12. 160Pennsy

    160Pennsy New Member

  13. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Oh - WOW! - Great link
    Shortliner(Jack) away up here in the snowy Highlands

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