Coach lining in 1:76 scale

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Meiriongwril, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

    Has anyone thoughts on coach lining in HO/00 scale? I've been advised to
    consider a simpler non-lined livery for a 1:76 scale (00) Great Western Railway steam railmotor as, when you reduce to 00 scale, lining has to be much thicker than scale in order to be visible, and thus overscale and intrusive.
    I'm really keen on the 1912-22 crimson lake livery that had thin lining around windows etc, but am wondering whether I should go for the later, unlined chocolate and cream.

    I've seen pictures of 0 scale crimson lake coaches where the lining doesn't
    seem too intrusive.

    Has anyone experience with coach lining at HO/00, or pictures of models
    with lining - any railroad would do?:wave:
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

  3. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

    Thanks David.
    But the query would also work for HO modelers working with older coaching stock.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    C-D-S offers dry transfer stripes (lining) in several colours, with their thinnest width being 1/64". For decals, the Champ catalogue also shows several colours, the narrowest lining being 1/2" in HO scale. Both products consist of multiple straight lines, so you'd be on your own for curved corners. ;):-D

  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The Historical Model Railway Society offers the old Pressfix line of transfers; this includes a number of lining variations. I think a dealer (in Ontario) I know would have some.

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