Hayes Bumpers - Who Makes Them?

John Bartolotto Mar 2, 2011

  1. John Bartolotto

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    Hayes Bumpers - Who makes them in Z scale?

    John
     
  2. rray

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    I think they were from "Lay-Z-Way Out" ?
     
  3. K.P.E.V.

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    Rolf's Laedchen in Germany..order direct from him or through Z track
     
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    All - Thanks!

    Jeff - Do you have any photos of the Walther's Cornerstone N scale ones? Do they end up looking small enough for Z?

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    So I checked them all out:

    Walthers N scale bumpers are $14.98 for a pack of 5 but need to be modified.

    Hobby Crafts N More are $6.30 for 1.

    Rolf's are $16.50 for 1.
     
  7. Pat T.

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    John,

    I bought two of these packs, because I thought that $15 or so for a bumper was too high, and I cut off the parts like Jeff did. They look quite good for Z when modified this way.

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    Chris,

    Those are cool! But I can't find them being used in the LIRR area I am modeling.

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  10. JoeS

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    I use piles of ballast for stops or use two cross ties at the end of a siding. both work well.
     
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    Nope, not me. Hobby Crafts n More makes them, and there was someone else that produced them back in the early to mid 2000s, but I can't remember who.

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  12. DPSTRIPE

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    John,
    totally unrelated, but you have to make a static model of one of these (LIRR VW Railbus inspection vehicle):

    http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/mow/volks.jpg

    from this site:

    MOW LIRR Photos

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  13. John Bartolotto

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    Dan,

    Already have the VW van body for it. Just need to modify, paint and decal it. Pretty cool eh?!

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  14. Rio Grande

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    There used to be a 10 or 20 pieces pack of them at Shapeways, but tey are not listed anymore. Anyone knows, who made them? They were great.
    Thanks
    Mattias
     
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  16. Doug A.

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    Rokuhan makes these.....2pk for less than $8 street price and the bumper piece is easily removable if you want to use it on other track.
    http://www.rokuhan.com/english/products/R013.jpg

    One advantage these would have over the Shapeways FUD/FXD is durability.

    Here's a pic from my layout to give some perspective... (click thumbnail for larger pic)

    AZL_syrupcars_planning.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  17. Rio Grande

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    Thanks Tom! i was looking at trains, not scenery. Perfect
    Mattias
     
  18. mdvholland

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    Or get this one and give it a paintjob - not just a static model but running!
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    See https://www.maerklin.de/en/products/details/article/88025/105/?tx_torrpdb_pi1[backlink]=105&tx_torrpdb_pi1[page]=2&tx_torrpdb_pi1[perpage]=10&tx_torrpdb_pi1[era]=&tx_torrpdb_pi1[newonly]=0&tx_torrpdb_pi1[gaugechoice]=3&tx_torrpdb_pi1[groupchoice]=1&tx_torrpdb_pi1[subgroupchoice]=&tx_torrpdb_pi1[filter]=1&tx_torrpdb_pi1[pagesort]=artnrasc&tx_torrpdb_pi1[brandId]=1&tx_torrpdb_pi1[noPaging]=

    (planned for Q1 2020)

    But, back to topic: Hayes bumpers, why make them yourself? Using rail and brass profile?
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