Mar 2, 2011
Hayes Bumpers - Who makes them in Z scale?
I think they were from "Lay-Z-Way Out" ?
Rolf's Laedchen in Germany..order direct from him or through Z track
http://www.hobbycraftsnmore.com/php3dp30mub0020/products.php?cat=35 but these are metal and come soldered to a short piece of Märklin/Peco track with insulated rail joiners.
I use the Walther's Cornerstone N scale ones. Simply cut off the sled base and the 4 angled legs easily fit inside the Z rails. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-2602
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?
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.
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.
Just strip a few ties off the end of the track piece and bend the rails up at an angle. Glue a styrene post and a small square for the bumper. Costs $0.10.
Those are cool! But I can't find them being used in the LIRR area I am modeling.
I use piles of ballast for stops or use two cross ties at the end of a siding. both work well.
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.
totally unrelated, but you have to make a static model of one of these (LIRR VW Railbus inspection vehicle):
from this site:
MOW LIRR Photos
Already have the VW van body for it. Just need to modify, paint and decal it. Pretty cool eh?!
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.
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.
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)
Thanks Tom! i was looking at trains, not scenery. Perfect
Or get this one and give it a paintjob - not just a static model but running!
(planned for Q1 2020)
But, back to topic: Hayes bumpers, why make them yourself? Using rail and brass profile?