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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #90 on: July 16, 2018, 09:02:30 PM »
Sorry it has taken a couple days for the photos.... been away at 2 dog shows with Brian and Buffy

Ballasted corner area with ground cover, static grass and wooden lineside fencing




Some rocks at Parsons Tunnel end of the beach



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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #91 on: July 16, 2018, 09:12:58 PM »
Gratuitous self indulgent photos:



Brian... with his rosettes from this weekend (because I can :P)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #92 on: July 16, 2018, 09:46:53 PM »
I've seen train pics like those last 2 before. The only difference was they were 1:1 scale. :-[

Excellent work Dizz. :thumbsup:
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The Tora Bora Line....Wire Fencing
« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2018, 11:48:18 AM »
Attempt 1 with 100+ fence posts on 0.3mm wire :worried: :confused1::

That first go at making a metre of fencing was going well until I tried threading the third wire through the posts.  A couple of kinks developed and the wire broke when I tried to straighten them.  However I now have 2 lengths approx 400 and 600 mm long ready for future use somewhere else.

I tried a different method for the second attempt using fishing weights and elastic bands to keep tension on the wires to stop curling/kinking.  This has worked much better  :)
Now it is a case of evenly spacing the posts and locking them in place on the wires with some thin CA wicked into the holes.

Approx 8 hours work so far on both attempts and I'm not finished yet  :'(

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Re: The Tora Bora Line....Wire Fencing
« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2018, 03:51:34 PM »

Approx 8 hours work so far on both attempts and I'm not finished yet  :'(

A labour of love but I reckon it will look really good

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Re: The Tora Bora Line....Wire Fencing
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2018, 09:12:18 PM »

Approx 8 hours work so far on both attempts and I'm not finished yet  :'(

A labour of love but I reckon it will look really good
Agreed. Is compulsive threading treatable? :laugh3:
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Re: The Tora Bora Line....Wire Fencing
« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2018, 09:35:04 PM »

Approx 8 hours work so far on both attempts and I'm not finished yet  :'(

A labour of love but I reckon it will look really good
Agreed. Is compulsive threading treatable? :laugh3:

Yes, but it involves many hypodeemic nerdles :worried:

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2018, 05:38:24 PM »
Taa-daah.
Finished. another 2 hours and 1.1m of wire fence ready to go



I'm also pleased to say that compulsive threading is in fact treatable  :D

Now just have to drill lots of shallow holes for the posts to sit in.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2018, 09:36:18 PM »
I presume the contents are lubricants for the drill? ???
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Re: The Tora Bora Line....Wire Fencing
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2018, 12:10:31 AM »
Attempt 1 with 100+ fence posts on 0.3mm wire :worried: :confused1::



Is that an R/C EDF jet hanging in the background?
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #100 on: July 23, 2018, 11:43:12 AM »
It is indeed Chris.  My other hobby is model aircraft flying, although it has taken a back seat recently. 
That Electra is basically a BVM Bandit look-a-like.  Small and fast an 4S; have only flown it once and it got too small too quickly!   :goggleeyes:
To the right is an Estes V2 model rocket  ;)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2018, 12:50:04 PM »
A touch more airbrushed rail weathering before fitting the fence and a short length of stone wall leading to the bridge.
Am happy with the effect.  Some more foliage required tonight.



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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #102 on: August 02, 2018, 09:38:14 PM »
Been a busy 10 days, but still managed a bit of work on the railway.
Had 4 days away to Leeds over the weekend for a Championship Dog Show with Brian: the boy did well, won Limit dog and went on to be awarded the Dog Challenge Certificate!!  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Added some trees and bushes around the corner.  Think I can declare that section "done" (for the time being  ;) )

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2018, 09:46:26 PM »
At Parsons Tunnel I needed to add a WW2 pill box.
Drew something up based on a few photos and laser cut from 1.5mm and 3mm mdf

Glued and sanded, painted with Woodland Scenics concrete top coat

Dark earth and smoke weathering powders. Sprayed with clear matt varnish. Life colour Blue grey dry brush.  Test fit in position:

Glued in place, stones and scenic material built up:

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2018, 09:52:22 PM »
This is what I'm after:

Am happy with the result:

 

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