Detailing for HO locos?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Nick8564, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Nick8564

    Nick8564 Member

    Well I have started my layout but not yet finished getting all my track down. I head off to college in two weeks, so I am taking my locos with me and detailing them while I am gone. Where is a good place to by parts to detail my locomotives. I have a few bachmann spectrums and hope to add on before I go. Thnaks
  2. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    What type of locos, steam or diesel? Are you looking for a place near your college or online?
  3. Nick8564

    Nick8564 Member

    Im looking for mostly diesel. An noline place would be nice, Im going to Virginia Tech for school, so If anyone knows of any place near there that would be nice too. For the ones who don't know where that is, its near Roanoke and Lynchburg Virginia, almost in West Virginia, The town that pretty much surrounds it is Blacksburg. Thanks
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Do a search for "Miniatures by Eric". He makes lots of white metal detail parts, is distributed to many hobby shops, and I believe will do mail order too.

  5. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    I can't help you with a LHS in that area but online there is Walthers and Discounttrainsonline, that's who I usually order mine from. Walthers you'll pay retail but get it pretty quick, Discounttrainsonline has better pricing but is on the west coast and it takes longer to get.

    Hope this helps.
  6. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    I always get my detail parts from Walthers. they have the best selection and you know if something is in or out of stock before you order it.

    the discount on detail parts is so small from most LHS's that ordering from Walthers and paying the full retail really doesnt cost that much more.
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Hi Nick. If you click on the link in my signature you will find a page of places online that specialize all kinds of details. Hope it helps you. :thumb:
  8. KCS

    KCS Member

    Details West has parts and normally in stock. May take a bit on ordering but I highly recommend them. I started using their detail kit's to detail every crook and cranny possible and if there's something they don't have that I want for a loco then I look else where but they have most. Great price's for retail items. All ordering information is also listed. I like the full set fuel tank details myself. Hope this helps.

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