Highway lane markers

Discussion in 'General' started by gstout, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Other than via the careful application of paint, does anyone have a suggestion for applying highway lane markers, e.g., centerlines, pavement edge stripes, "STOP," "RR XING" etc. to HO scale roads? At one time I bought some very thin yellow tape that was ideal for this purpose, but as my brain cells die off daily I no longer remember where I got this stuff or what it was actually called.


    SAFN SAAP Member

    There is an eBay auction under the search of "Precision Scale" right now that has stencils for both of the words you are looking for. They are HO scale.

    Click Here
  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    There used to be a "fuel proof" trim and pin striping tape product for model airplanes in various colors. A model airplane hobby shop may still have such a product.

  4. SteveM

    SteveM Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The brand name for various widths and colors of tape used in graphic arts (pre-electronic) is Chart-Pak. You should have access to some art supply stores with all sorts of mateials. Can't remember if I've seen the tapes at Hobby Lobby.
    Be aware that in prototype, the letters would be somewhat distorted to read from driver's angle. That might be disconcerting or space-consuming on our compressed replicas.
  5. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thansk to all who offered suggestions. Chart-Pak is what I was trying to think of, although I want to take a look at the Kadee products as well. I'm not too worried about distortion as I do not have very many HO scale guests running the railroad.

    Best wishes to all at Christmas!


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