This week I have been plugging away drilling 5 holes per post. As I don't have my bench drill here in Longreach, this has been done using my pin vice and fingers! It takes around an hour to do the 5 holes - 0.3mm drill for a 0.2mm nickle silver wire. As you can see in the photo the holes haven't all lined up - I have been using a jig - but I suspect the lack of true verticalness in the drilling has played a part. There is still some tidying up and tweaking to do on this lot and I am hoping by the end of the weekend to have gotten around to the next corner - only 3 posts to go on this run!
I still haven't sorted the gates yet. I have thought of using thinned down Peco level crossing picket gates or using the Ratio cattle dock kit gates like Missy did. I have also thought of adapting some M&GN gates which David E sent me. Not sure - any suggestions would be appreciated!