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"Raceable" Fencing

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:19 pm

Decided I needed to put function before form. On our oval we race and race hard. Especially the 1/24 H&R series where crashed can be brutal. So I wanted to make a fence that looked somewhat good...but actually WORKED and would last.

I started using plastic gutter guard found in any home center.

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Next I used 1/8" steel and brass rods for the supports. I cut them 6 inches long. I did not need them to go all the way to the top, and this also helped me get the maximum number of sections out a 3 foot piece. You can get this rod at Lowe's in the "Metal by the piece" area that is usually located in generic hardware. I mixed and matched steel and brass so you know it doesn't matter which you choose.

I drilled the holes with a 1/8 drill bit about a 1/4 inch deep. Nothing precise here. I set the drill bit as far into my drill and left a little over 1/4 inch visible. This way when I drilled, I knew the depth would be the same for every rod. I used a small tap hammer to tap the rods into place until they were fully seated.

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You can bend them to suit your taste if they are a little off, no harm done.

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I used craft wire to secure the "fence" to the rods. One near the top, one near the bottom. You could use other material, zip ties..etc. I just have a spool of this I use for other projects and it works just fine.

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All done. I spray painted it silver to give a better effect. Is it scale? Of course not. But still has a decent effect, or at least good enough for me. I have used this method before and it has worked perfectly for years. I strayed from it on my last fence for the sake of scale and shouldn't have.

I wanted something "raceable" and this gives it to me.
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby deslot » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 pm

Looking at the race car mark's on that wall, the fencing will indeed come into play. Look's good Harry.
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby dreinecke » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:38 am

Harry - I'm with Bibbster - great How-To, and one I'm sure that alot of folks can easily emulate. And, that's the mission of this forum - educate AND entertain.

As for "scale" of the fence - until you said that, I wouldn't have even noticed - and frankly, I still don't care as I think it looks great. Besides, that's just another place for Jeremy and Tubby to destroy my precious resin cars with their insane driving habits...
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby ListerStormGT » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:02 am

dreinecke wrote: Besides, that's just another place for Jeremy and Tubby to destroy my precious resin cars with their insane driving habits...


Hey, don't forget about me! :lol:


Nice Job Harry it looks great and a very easy how to for others.
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby Carl 72 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:16 am

Was trying to think what to use on my new oval for fencing now this is the way to go thanks Harry

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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:32 am

YW Carl. Glad it helped.

New oval eh? I like new ovals :)
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby rwfoote » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:22 pm

This is really a great idea. I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to attach it to raised Carrera track?
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:17 pm

-Harry

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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby racerk86 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:29 pm

What is it again that you use for your "wall"?
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Re: "Raceable" Fencing

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:37 pm

It's called "Screen cap"

Article using it here

Now this is years ago so the price, and maybe even the stock number has changed. Just check your local Lowe's or home center for it.
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