Fabulous craftsmanship Dennis'.. Excellent and interesting layout'...Nice'..👍✔
Excellent craftsmanship there, my friend.
I relooked at all your posts and I need to once again say you have done some amazing work. Wow.
Glad to know I could tap into the work of someone who is able to successfully channel his "Inner John Allen." Please keep these previously hidden talents handy when I need help with my next layout!
Excellent work my friend. Very proud of you!
It really is simple and I did not take pictures of the construction but here are some shots of a post I used for a starter.
This post was short because the part going into the foam was not factored in at this point. I figured how high I wanted the post then cut all the rest longer as I needed. The posts are 3/16 dia. wooden dowels and the holes for the cable (string) are 1/16 dia.
I painted the post white and then painted the yellow tops after the white was dry. I used a stretchy necklace string for the cable. This is the same string I used for the power lines on the poles. I dirtied it up just a little with thinned black paint as I did not want it too shiny.
I laid out the posts to figure out how far apart I needed them and drilled holes into the foam... carefully by hand. Foam will tear when drilling so this process is slow.
Before installing the posts I strung the two rows in all the posts. This was a bit tedious as the thread & holes were a close fit. I did not want the holes too big as they would not look correctly. I set all the posts in the foam with yellow carpenters glue and when dry, I pulled the string so it was fairly straight and ran it into the "ground" at both ends. That's it.