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Old 05-05-2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Fencing, roads and pavements.

Hi all, being a newcomer (at the age of 75) building my first, small layout, I would appreciate any help on fencing, roads and pavements. Are these ‘laser cut card’ kits any good? Or are there better, more popular kits available? Some fencing, like post and wire, post and rail, and close boarded fence I can make myself, but the steel palisade and chain link fencing will have to come from kits. Also I’ve been experimenting with fine sandpaper sprayed matt black as a road surface, into which I can introduce patches and defects, but I was wondering if there’s anything better. The same applies to pavements, what are the best kind of pavement kits to buy?
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Plasterboard joint tape makes great fences.
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I've heard of other people using sandpaper to make road surfaces, so there's definitely precedent for that. For pavements, there are paper sheets you can buy, or designs you can purchase online and print off at home, or you can just find a texture you like (if it's free) and print it off yourself. If this is something you're interested in, check out http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk/ - the designs are a little basic for my liking, but it might point you in the right direction.

I think this hobby is brilliant for encouraging creative uses for things. I'm using thick cardboard for a concrete floor. And I'll probably be printing off my own fence panels on card. Matchsticks also come in useful for fence posts.
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Plasterboard joint tape makes great fences.
Brilliant idea. I guess if this was sold for model railway use it would be twice the price!
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Plasterboard joint tape makes great fences.
Do you have a link for that please? I have googled it but all I get is plain white. I already have plain white (carpet fitting in the garage) and it is double sided as well. It looks as if the one you've shown has a grid on it .
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Jim try this
https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsen...mm-x-90m/68520
Although on second reading it is self adhesive, try B&Q
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Anywhere that sells plasterboard and screwfix. It is slightly self adhesive but that makes it easier to stick to posts.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48mm-x-20...EAAOSwdjNZGIpr


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fixman-1924...sterboard+tape


https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Fibr...--90m/p/163566


https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsen...mm-x-90m/68520


How’s that.
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I know some people use fine fabric netting in either white or black and it works out very cheap for quite a lot. Either from a fabric store or online.

For roads a roll of fine grade Wet & Dry works quite well
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That was fine, thanks to all that responded. I chose the first being ebay, so I am trusting in PayPal .
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I used plastic card to make the road then sprayed with Halfords grey primer. Also used laser cut wood for pavements then painted grey.
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