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    Default Hay Bales from Scratch

    I want to make some rectangular hay bales but not sure where to start. Felt maybe?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I'll recommend Luke Town's you tube videos. He's HO I believe, but an excellent modeler regardless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAbGyHFFUE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky39Y1P02A4


    This one was based on Luke Towan's work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZQhUnT3cE


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    I have seen the videos, you are correct he models in HO. Looking for a way in N that will look good and be relatively easy.
    Keith Davis

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    There is some information regarding felt here
    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/in...?topic=30527.0
    This is a video on round bales inspired by Luke Towan starts at 1.59 his method to make straw uses jute - you may want to just cut some square stock
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZQhUnT3cE

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    Looks like this can be done in N.

    I think if you cut down some small wood blocks and cut the rope as short as possible you could pull off N scale. I might have to give it a try myself. I want to have a field scene with a tractor bailing some hay.
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    I found some N scale bales on eBay and decided to go pre-made as I would need to make about 80 of them. Small blocks of stock covered with static grass looked fine if I just needed to make a few. Kinda of a PITA. Here’s a picture of what I found (the few I made look about the same):

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    For N scale, Keith, those are exceptional! And I've handled a few thousand hay bales in the last 22 years.
    Cheers!
    Gordon
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