… because the section gang now has some miniature snow fencing!
I noticed several details in a prototype photo (in fact, the prototype photo) of the track-facing wall of the Port Rowan section house. There’s a lot of stuff on the ground next to the structure including a couple of rolls of snow fencing – that ubiquitous red-fading-towards-orange stuff made from wooden slats and twisted wire. (The orange is an under coat – I plan to add a wash of dark red over top. Since it’s easier to add than subtract paint, I’m trying to sneak up on the final colour.)
(Back when I modelled the Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, I learned that a customer of the railway at Dunnville, Ontario made this stuff. Back in the early 1990s I got a tour of the by-then shut-down factory by two former workers who had been hired as security.)
Mine’s made the same way – slats of wood and twisted wire. In this case, very tiny (almost-scale) slats, and the copper wire used to wind motor armatures. (Don’t ask.)
I’m going to make more of it – including some weathered fence installed at various points where drifts might have posed a hazard to navigation the previous winter, because while it often gets installed it rarely gets removed. It just seems to rot in place.
But two rolls of it is enough for now…