Tuesday, August 2, 2016

APA Micro Layout - Detailing the Fiddle Yard (Part 3)

Some time ago I had built a gluing jig to assemble the Walthers chain link fence. These plastic poles are OK on a permanent layout out of reach or accidental damage, but on my switching layout they would be too delicate because I need to reach inside the layout to uncouple cars.

A sturdier version of the fence is needed. So I replaced the plastic poles with brass wire. I used the Walthers instructions to construct the fence and instead of gluing the wires to the poles, I soldered them for additional strength.

The photo above shows a close-up view of the fence assembly. Before attaching the mesh I painted the fence silver using a rattle can.

I attached the fine mesh from the kit and glued it to the fence assembly using Alene's tacky glue.

The ice storage box comes from a Classic Miniatures ice truck, mounted on a GC Laser wooden platform.

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