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Old 04-21-2011, 03:01 PM
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Default Has anyone done chain link fences?

I need to do some of those chain link type of fences you see at tracks that lean in at the top to keep cars and parts out of the grandstands. Has anyone done this? How did you do it? Pics? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:35 PM
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How about window screen? If you place it on a 45 degree angle it might look like the fencing.

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default Chain Link Fence

In the past, I've used window screen with brass 'pole's. Be sure to use plastic --not metal screen --it's less harmful to flying plastic cars and the shards don't drop off and go into the motors!!
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I did this, but never got around to trying it "bent" at the top...

click on thumbnail and look at the lower right

"safety" fence between front straight and pit road

I used fiberglass screen from Home Depot and some cheap metal rod from the LHS . It's just super-glued together. I was always going to try and bend the tops inward, like you mentioned, but never got around to it. I've kind of gotten used to looking at it this way and am happy w/ it now.

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Old 04-21-2011, 04:33 PM
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I googled HO scale chain link fence and the boards lit up
Seems the railroad guys use a wedding dress material called tulle.
Tried to bring a picture over but it didn't work
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:46 PM
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:06 PM
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I do Ho trains also and their are many Chainlink fence that are made for it.Some are costly.The old screen from the local HW store is the cheapest way to go.Get the plastic.But the metal screens do look the best.Indybob
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I do Ho trains also and their are many Chainlink fence that are made for it.Some are costly.The old screen from the local HW store is the cheapest way to go.Get the plastic.But the metal screens do look the best.Indybob
For my 1/32 (pics above) I used the plastic (fiberglass) but, I will admit, the metal screen looks much Cooler!..but it's a nightmare to work w/ vs the fiberglass stuff! Even though I used it for 1/32, I think it would look nice as HO "Safety" fencing!

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this is from the hoscar dot net site
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:39 AM
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Miller Engineering sells photo etched stainless steel chainlink fence. It is quite expensive if you need a lot of it.

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:51 PM
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I bought some HO Scale "chainlink fence" on eb - I think it was a Busch product. Anyway, the poles / gates are plastic, but the chainlink material is just that. Material - fine lace/mesh material to be exact. I keep meaning to go to a fabric store an look for something close to this stuff. Color wouldn't matter, because you could use a flat gray spray paint on it - might even be better (stiffer) that way. The best part is that it would be really cheap per linear foot of HO fence and you can custom cut as high as you want in front of the grandstands. For support poles, Home Depot has various sizes of rods that, once again, you can cut (and bend) to the height you need.

For gates ... hope you have a good sodering gun and patience.

Hope this helps.
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I used a couple of types on my track, they are both made of plastic.

This type comes from the local pizza place, they place it in between the pizza and the cardboard box they come in 12"x12" sheets.


I'll be replacing it with the black fencing material.


The black material was once used to line freezer cases where I used to work. They were going to throw it out so I ask if I could have it. I've had it for years.





I used solid strand wire to secure the fence to the posts. The horizonal rails are made from coffee stirrers hot glued into place


The posts were made from a store display stand that held hanging packages of product and that once again were just going to be tossed out. Bolt cutters made quick work of cutting them to size.


Window screen does look good for HO scale fencing but it's a bit off scale for 1/32.
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