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Old 10-06-2017, 01:11 PM   #11
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You are beginning to grasp my philosophy!

3 laser cut 5 bar gates cost 3.99 (plus postage).
A bottle of a modest Rioja/Valdepenas is 5.99 from Aldi, required plastic was kicking around in the bits box, but enough to build over 50 gates would be under a tenner...

I'm in profit already!

And what shall I do with all the wire

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Old 10-06-2017, 01:56 PM   #12
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I'll carry on drinking Malbec while I search for wire.
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Great guide, thanks for sharing. The post that is, I didn't get any wine I think everyone else has drunk it
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That's a great idea - there are some very attractive and intricate gates in this part of the world and I have been thinking about the best way to make them, in OO. This may well be the answer. If ever I'm about with the trusty camera I'll post a picture of what I mean. R-
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You are beginning to grasp my philosophy!

3 laser cut 5 bar gates cost 3.99 (plus postage).
A bottle of a modest Rioja/Valdepenas is 5.99 from Aldi, required plastic was kicking around in the bits box, but enough to build over 50 gates would be under a tenner...

I'm in profit already!

And what shall I do with all the wire

Shaun.
I'm surprised you got any gates built with all that wine. Well done as they look good.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:52 AM   #16
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There is no reason why this excellent and simple technique could not be adapted to mass produce a variety of objects for the layout. Fencing is a natural progression, especially that diagonal type of fence usually associated with the Midland Railway, where by using the copy and paste function the template will have all the bars drawn parallel making the fence look correct and uniform.

Things like telegraph poles too which would use a mixture of round and rectangular section strip are possible. Getting it to look right first on the computer and drawing it to scale is half the battle.

When I use plastic card or strip I never throw away the off cuts, (or I have bits left over from plastic kits) but I save them in one of those cheap flip over top boxes sometimes sold for fishing tackle or needlework. Rather than cut into a new strip I can usually find the appropriate piece in the box.
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