N scale tires...

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, May 24, 2003.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Back when I had the eyes to see N scale, I would model old tires by taking the insulation off of #10 solid core wire. I would then slice it about a 1/16" and then pile them up. I would then bond them just as I would ballast. A good coat of Testor's Dulcote would round them out slightly. I would use the same size white wire and, after slicing them, would cut 1/3 to 1/2 off. I would then glue them vertically, lining the sides of a driveway entrance or gas station tarmac. They looked just like those half buried painted tires you see every so often on the road. I'll go back to my 70s flashback now....:eek:
  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Good idea, I think I'll use that on my layout! Thanks:)
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks for a great tip Brother Bob!
    I'm gonna hafta try that! :cool:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A very interesting idea shaygetz. I will have to try this.
  5. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    There are so many good ideas here on the gauge, and ideas that use common things everone can find! Good work!
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks guys, glad to be of help. I used to split match sticks and peel and slice wood veneer off of old furniture for scale lumber back in my teens. Guess that frugal nature gave me an eye for useful kibbles and bits. :cool:

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