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Bales Of Straw

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Hello freaks of scenery,

a time ago I experimented with some natural goods to get some cheap bales of straw in 1:32 for scenery use. I wasnt too happy with my past bales as they worn fast in contact with crashing cars and they rapidly left their parts everywhere on the track without looking fine anymore. Some time later I found the following idea on the web (dont know if it was here but anyway: Thanks for the idea to whom it may concern).
Well, in combination with my new track I took up the idea again and here is the result: The bales are made from a small wooden block, covered with glue, turned around in some little parts (1-3mm) of a cut sisal-rope and finished by wrapping with a blue-colored copperwire (0.1mm). Their production takes some time, but I threw them on the floor several times and they seem to be very robust...

Have fun,
Regards Jens
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Thank you all for the positive feedback!

@doncatwalker: The "secret" is the glue. I had the same problem in my first attemt, too. I used "Pattex" first, a glue that is very common in Germany to glue something onto anything. Didnt work at all. Result is best when using the good old classic white woodglue. Apply in a relatively thick layer, then press the bale into the sisal gently, one side after the other. When glue started to dry a bit, form gently with the fingers...Thats all.

Good luck for your next try! Regards Jens
Hello rallyhub, it was your great idea! I didnt remember who brougt it up as I seen it a longer time ago, sorry! Thank you for this idea, as it is a real great one. The bales really look extremely realistic and seem to be very durable. I love them! Regards Jens
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