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I'm looking for ideas for a 7 to 8 foot privacy fence to go between my track and trailer park. Woodland Scenecs makes a decent 6 foot bot it comes with gates and I need about 80 inches with no gates. I looked on the bay even G scale and failed to fing anything. I really don't want chain link preferably wood.

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I'm looking for ideas for a 7 to 8 foot privacy fence to go between my track and trailer park. Woodland Scenics makes a decent 6 foot bot it comes with gates and I need about 80 inches with no gates. I looked on the bay even G scale and failed to fide anything. I really don't want chain link preferably wood.

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Dave,

You know, on a second study of your photo and all IMHO, I think you should try and mix fence style and  material. That is a long site and could get a little boring with all the same material used in that location. I got away with 7' of the Bar Mills since it was used as a divider for an amusement park which was constructed at one time. Alternating colors and a lot of signs makes it passible. You could end up with a long boring fence. Why not mix it up a bit? The Bar Mills fence is not 8 foot tall either but I'm not sure you really benefit from that added height. While maybe a bit more proto it might be a view block to your cool trailers. Just some cogitations. I love fences by the way. My chain link kit from Brennan's was a hoot. Not cheap but pleasing results...................  Train ON!

Jim K

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Dave,

You know, on a second study of your photo and all IMHO, I think you should try and mix fence style and  material. That is a long site and could get a little boring with all the same material used in that location. I got away with 7' of the Bar Mills since it was used as a divider for an amusement park which was constructed at one time. Alternating colors and a lot of signs makes it passible. You could end up with a long boring fence. Why not mix it up a bit? The Bar Mills fence is not 8 foot tall either but I'm not sure you really benefit from that added height. While maybe a bit more proto it might be a view block to your cool trailers. Just some cogitations. I love fences by the way. My chain link kit from Brennan's was a hoot. Not cheap but pleasing results...................  Train ON!

Jim K

Thanks to everyone who responded the help was great. I think I'll use a combination of  posted ideas. I'm going with 3 fences as suggested by Jim K.  Wood at the far end by the row house, corrugated by the trailers and chain link at the end closest to the yellow trailer. I haven't decided what's going there yet. It may be a bit but I will get it done and post the results.

Take a look at Rusty Stumps scale models.. Made in Indiana, USA, and Monster Model works also USA.  The Barr Mills kits are good too, but you'll need several kits to cover the area you want'...  Clever Brothers, has some great fences, you print on card stock.  They look real, and are dirt cheap....

Ted, fashion faux pas.  The sleeves on your T-shirt aren't rolled up!

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Starting with Brennan's Chain Link Fence kit, you can make terrific 8 foot fencing. Then when you finish the kit, you can use the great jig that's included to continue making fencing. Brennan uses steel wire for the uprights and stringers, but it's not the easiest to work with or solder. I substituted 1/8 and 3/32" brass tubing for these and shape the ends so the they interlock better and provide more surface area for soldering. I use the same bridal tulle that Brennan uses. It's very, very cheap. In fact I bought 54" x 4" for $0.19. Yes! You read that correctly! A hobby purchase for nineteen cents. Amazing! Air brush it a galvanized steel mix (silver and black) and then a misting of rusty color.

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For my wooden fence, I bought from "Wally World " and product called "skinny sticks" in their crafts department.  For $3.98  or less I don't remember exactly  (maybe a little pricey) you get 75 straight grain wooden sticks . It's funny on the package it says Real Wood! Each one is about 8 inches long. They are about the size of a 2X 10 so for a heavy duty industrial type fence they're just right. Cut most into 2 inch lengths and glue 22 pieces to 2 stringers. You can get 32 inches of fencing  out of one pack.

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