HO Scale Wheel Painting Masks
Our wheel masks hold your wheelsets for painting.
Ideally you would use an airbrush to paint your wheelsets so you could overlap various shades of black, rust, dust etc. One interesting thing to point out is that typically on friction bearing trucks the outside of the wheels tended to be a black color because the oil from the journal boxes would leak out and cover the wheels. On modern roller bearing wheels a natural rust tends to cover the wheels (and sideframes) because there is no oil lubrication applied to the bearings.
When the wheels are in the assembled mask you can paint the outside wheel face and
also the axles and inside wheel face. Once painted you can take a Q-
HO Scale Coil Cradles
Inspired by prototype photos these cradles represent the practice of bolting railroad ties or large timbers to the bottom of flatcars and gondolas to turn a standard car into one that can carry coiled steel rolls.
Each pack includes 12 cradles. You can convert 6 cars to coil service per pack.
HO Scale Laser Cut Decks
See our “drybrush“ weathering technique for a technique on how to achieve the natural weathered look of real freight car decks. Click here (pdf)
HO Scale Laser Cut Roof Walks
Enhance your boxcars and stock cars with realistic, affordable, laser cut real wood roof walks and use your unrealistic plastic roof walks as coffee stirrers. Each pack will do 4 freight cars. All roof walks are HO scale unless noted otherwise.
HO Scale Grain Doors
Grain doors were used inside boxcars creating a "bulkhead" across the door to allow grain and other commodities to be loaded in a boxcar. These were stacked vertical in the boxcar door opening.
Grain doors were also used to create fishing piers, hockey rink sides, work benches and fences. They were also used as makeshift bridges to cross small ditches.
Grain doors could be found in large stacks next to every grain elevator in America from the 1930's until the late 70's. They were also found along railroad cleaning tracks and just fallen on the ground in the middle of yard tracks.
Let your imagination decide how to use your grain doors!
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Friction bearing truck. Oily wheel face.
Roller bearing truck. Rusty wheel face.