Athearn Handrails

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by diburning, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. diburning

    diburning Member

    I have an Athearn blue box Conrail GP40-2 that needs handrails and I want plastic ones instead of metal ones.

    Will the Atlas ones fit? If not, will I have to buy a set from Athearn and then repaint them? (Athearn doesn't make the plastic ones in Conrail blue [​IMG] )
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Boy, I can tell I've been out of the mainstream loop in the hobby awhile...Athearn makes plastic handrails? OoooOOoooo, shudder....:eek:
  3. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Not likely. If you can get replacement handrails from Horizon (Athearn) you will likely have to repaint them. If you do, I suggest you get a paint made for lexan RC car bodies, as it's more flexible, and won't flake off the way most model paints will. Faskolor by Parma comes in a wide range of colours - something should be close to CR blue.

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