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  • Member since
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  • From: Michigan
Ships railings
Posted by ps1scw on Thursday, May 23, 2024 7:28 PM

Hello, I was gifted the standard version of the Veryfire USS Atlanta in 1/350 scale.  This version does not come with railings. Can you recommend a source of railings that would give me what I need to cover the deck and superstructure?  I've never bought railings, looking for advise. Thanks in advance. 

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    October 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Thursday, May 23, 2024 8:29 PM

Tom's Modelworks has several 1/350 scale PE railing sets.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 24, 2024 10:13 AM

Hi!

    You were advised correctly. But, one thing to make it clear. Make sure you properly name the kit you are doing and it's number! I find by doing this many selection by the employee are assured to be correct. I found for instance there Two, yep two! versions of rail and other stuff for the U.S.S.North Carolina.

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, May 25, 2024 8:46 AM

CG Bob

Tom's Modelworks has several 1/350 scale PE railing sets.

 

Yes

Toms is my goto for PE. I have always been satisfied with their product and service.

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 25, 2024 12:27 PM

Hi:

 Since "Gold Medal Models " is no more, "Tom's" is, and will be for a while My first choice!

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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Monday, July 15, 2024 7:16 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi:

 Since "Gold Medal Models " is no more, "Tom's" is, and will be for a while My first choice!

 

Actually, most of the Gold Medal Models ship fittings are available through Squadron. That is still my go-to for ship railings, etc., because of the superior instructions.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 15, 2024 8:28 AM

Now,See!

       I didn't know that their stuff was available from anyone else. When Loren announced his retirement I didn't know he parted with his patterns. When I do smaller ships I use available material that will look right, but aren't necessarily rails to start with. Up to and including, Thinned, Sanded, Tichy Train Group, Suspended Steel Walkway gratings!

       I have found with careful sanding and thinning they make great fittings for Helo Platforms and rails in all scales.because Tichy makes them in different sizes. Remember Guys and Ladies, when someone views a ship, they don't know scale.they just know appearance!

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, July 15, 2024 4:50 PM

Squadron only bought the ship PE artwork, existing ship stock, and the rights to the Gold Medal Models name.  They didn't buy the railroad stuff.  Brandon of Squadron doesn't know if it was picked up or by who.   

Originally Squadron intended to use the same etchers as Loren Perry was using.  However one of the principals of that company suffered a stroke and was not able to fill the orders for the longest time.  In the last few weeks Brandon said that he had located an etcher and the products were being produced.   It might take a while to get the whole catalog back.   Contact Squadron.com and check on your specific needs.  

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2024 8:08 PM

You can also buy sheets of railings.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 9:14 AM

Hi Bill!

    At our last Train Show here in New Braunfels,Tx. I was able to get four sheets of 1/350 generic railing from a vendor. I don't know whence he got them but, you see I always am looking. T.B.

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, July 19, 2024 7:17 PM

EdGrune

Squadron only bought the ship PE artwork, existing ship stock, and the rights to the Gold Medal Models name.  They didn't buy the railroad stuff.  Brandon of Squadron doesn't know if it was picked up or by who.   

Originally Squadron intended to use the same etchers as Loren Perry was using.  However one of the principals of that company suffered a stroke and was not able to fill the orders for the longest time.  In the last few weeks Brandon said that he had located an etcher and the products were being produced.   It might take a while to get the whole catalog back.   Contact Squadron.com and check on your specific needs.  

 

Squadron at the IPMS Nats has a wide selection of current GMM photoetch in several scales.   There are some holes in their stock (no Fletcher , yes on the Gearing , generic rail and door sets).  Above recommendation to check the Squadron website for specifics still stands.  

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 20, 2024 12:25 PM

Thanks Ed!

          I asked the guy I bought them from. He said they were in a bunch of stuff he got from a closed, Brick and Mortar Hobby Shop inventory. He doesn't know when he acquired them, but was glad I bought them, because he was getting tired of hauling them around in his small parts, Miscellanous display!             P.S.  I have enough of the generic now in 1/350 for at least five ships if I cut it and change it some. Radars too! He just didn't want the stuff anymore! I already have twelve frets of ladders and such from 1/700 all the way to 1/96

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