Friday, 14 October 2016

Posts Post

One of the drawbacks of building a stupidly large layout set in a rural location is that there is an enormous amount of lineside fencing which needs to be modelled.

We have completed the maze-like installations around the level crossing but have barely scratched the surface of the post and wire boundary fences.

This week Himself has made a start on the far corner, beyond Bron Hebog crossing where our track curves off into the fiddle yards.

The posts are chopped-up cocktail sticks which are inserted into holes drilled in the scenery and they will have some strands of cotton strung between them at some point in the future.

The real railway used contractors to do this rather tiresome job before they got on with the exciting business of relaying a railway on the track bed.

I doubt there's anyone interested in submitting a tender to do the same in the 4mm world, alas!

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