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Blackhorse MP10 Jul 2023 4:42 a.m. PST

Looking for some P & R fences in 20mm, as opposed to 15mm or 28mm. Paper Terrain has some nice ones but I'd rather have them in metal or resin. Paper would be a last resort. Hopefully some of the TMP faithful can point me in the right direction, saving me some time-consuming research.
Thanks in advance.

Blackhorse MP10 Jul 2023 4:49 a.m. PST

Yes, posting to the Ancients Products Review was a boo-boo.

RittervonBek10 Jul 2023 5:55 a.m. PST

link

There are several other styles available too. But postage might be an for you?

JimDuncanUK10 Jul 2023 5:56 a.m. PST

I get a local supplier to make them for me.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 6:35 a.m. PST

Atlas makes a 3 rail fence in plastic, HO scale.

Blackhorse MP10 Jul 2023 6:37 a.m. PST

Ritter,

Thanks for the link, but that's not a Post and Rail fence. That's a Snake Rail or Split Rail fence. I've made a number of them using wooden craft sticks. Fiddly work. I don't want to put in the time and effort to make enough fencing for an 8'x6' table if I can possibly avoid it.

The P and R has four or five horizontal poles that fit into holes in the fence posts. A good example are the fences along the Emmitsburg Road at Gettysburg. I'd post a photo if I could, but unfortunately I lack that capability.

Blackhorse MP10 Jul 2023 6:43 a.m. PST

Stoss,

Now that looks nice. Not exactly what I'm looking for(only three rails) but that certainly may do in a pinch if I can't find anything else. Plus there's 72" worth of fence. Thanks.

d88mm194010 Jul 2023 7:06 a.m. PST

Here's 10 pages of all kinds of fence from Hobbylinc:
link

Blackhorse MP10 Jul 2023 7:19 a.m. PST

88mm,

Yep been there. They have the 3 rail fence Stoss mentioned, but are PRICEY. Double of what I found at a couple of other places.

Andrew Walters10 Jul 2023 9:37 a.m. PST

There must be a good reason no one has said this yet, but I would absolutely scratch build this. You may need a lot, it's not cheap, save all that money for figures, rules, and dice.

At 20mm toothpicks would look like logs, so I think I'd use wire. Pin the rails to the work surface with blue tack. Dip each post in CA glue and place with tweezers. A little trimming with the flush cutters after the glue dries, hit it with primer, glue it to a base.

What am I overlooking?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 10:27 a.m. PST

A few other links.

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link

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 12:51 p.m. PST

Andrew Walters, +1
No one seem to want to scratch build anymore. I on the other hand scratch build just about everything but figures.

HMS Exeter10 Jul 2023 10:21 p.m. PST

+1 Andrew

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