Road Stripes

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by planeshavings42, May 9, 2003.

  1. Hi All, what is being used for road stripes, for HO gauge?? I've tried my hand at painting, and have had to paint over it with black, even when I used masking tape it blead under the edge of the tape. Any Suggestions would be appreciated..
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think there is vinyl tape in narrow strips available. It seems to me Micro Mark carries it, but I'm not sure. There other possibility would be to get some Microscale decal film, paint it solid white or yellow depending on your era, and then cut thin strips and actually decal the stripes on. The other possibility is to get Woodland Scenics dry transfer stripe sheets and do a dry transfer to the road. I'm not sure what material you have made your roads out of. Smooth glossy works better for decals, more porous would be better for dry transfers.
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Have you tried Gel Pens? You can get em' at the box stores.
  4. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Automotive Pin Stripes work very well, be sure to remove the shiney film on top and then dullcoat. :D
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I had some black tape I used to use for printed circuit board layout. It comes in widths ranging from .010 in. to .5 in. I used .040 in. for N scale and put it on some acatate, then painted it with several coats of acrylic paint. When it is pulled of of the acatate, some of the paint kinda flakes off if the tape streches, which is great since it gives a worn look when put on a black "asphalt" road.

    You should be able to find this tape at a drafting supply store. I'm not sure, but I think Chartpak is the only company that still makes this tape, thanks to computer PCB design layout programs.

  6. Thanks for the suggestions

    I went with the pinstriping tape, and am pleased with the results. thanks again to all. :)
  7. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Glad to have been a help, and don't forget to send some photos of the project. :rolleyes: Jim

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