Just for starters I use this template to produce railings it's 1/200th scale you also need some popsickle sticks wide enough to stick the railing pattern to. A cheap soldering iron solder solder flux pre tinned copper wire (you can tin your own) a heavy duty Stanley knife a piece of flat metal to cut against when trimming off the excess with the knife. Make sure that the pattern is stuck parallel to side of the popsicle stick. Now carefully cut notches in line with stanchions the more time and effort you spend on this will pay off in speed and looks of the final job. Back later with some pics.