Thursday 11 July 2019

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Wooden fence

Regular followers of this Blog will know that I have been working on an industrial narrow gauge railway layout built to 1:27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot. The choice of such an unusual scale has meant that much if not all items needed for the layout have had to be heavily modified and/or converted from existing models, completely 'scratch built' or sculpted by me.

In these latest posts I will update the Blog with 'work-in-progress' images and text showing how the initial project is developing. For more information look out for the Narrow Gauge Labels to the right.

This latest update shows how I modelled the wooden fence that will be fitted to the right hand side of the warehouse (see illustration above and ignore the X).

The fence was built from craft lollipop sticks which had been  painted yellow. I first soaked them in a tub of white wine vinegar to remove most of the paint before adding texture with some rough sandpaper and a wire brush. I trimmed the fence panels to size (remembering to add some variety and damage to the odd panel). The panels were individually coloured with acrylic paint washes before I glued the panels one at a time to two strips of craft wood to produce the fence.

The nail holes were pressed into the wood with a sharp needle and additional markings and colouring was applied with water colour pencils.

When I had finished with the main painting I added some damp stains rising from the lower edge with more washes. The panel is 170mm long and 68mm tall.


1 comment:

irishserb said...

Very nicely done.