In this tutorial I'll step you through the exact process I use to build these extremely realistic utility poles!
Utility poles like this are found just about everywhere on the planet however more often than not when I see a great looking scene of a model railroad town it is missing these common details.
Utility poles tend to blend in with the environment and go mostly un-noticed which is why they are often forgotten about when creating our layouts but when you do add these details to the scene you'll be very surprised at just how big a difference it truly makes!
There are a number of 3D printed details included in this build and I understand that a lot of you will not have the ability to 3D print your own details... but that shouldn't stop you from being able to recreate these awesome utility poles, I have included an area on my website with extra information that will show you a company called shapeways where you can upload 3D files and they will print and post the printed objects right to your door.
Additionally on that page you'll also find all the 3D printer files as well as specific measurements, templates and materials.
One of the details that makes the biggest difference with these utility poles apart from the 3D printed details are the actual electrical lines. Getting them looking just right can sometimes be a bit of a challenge however as I'll show in the video it's not as difficult as it seems.
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