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Scale x-ref
Desc. Item# Cart Price
N   8" Vent Pipe Cover  N7016-8
$1.85
N  12" Vent Pipe Cover N7017-8
$2.50
N  18" Vent Pipe Cover N7018-8
$2.50
N  24" Vent Pipe Cover N7021-8
$2.50
HO  8" Vent Pipe Cover N7020-8
$1.85
HO 12" Vent Pipe Cover N7011-8
$2.50
HO 18" Vent Pipe Cover N7012-8
$2.75
HO 24" Vent Pipe Cover N7013-8
$3.25
Quantity 8 per package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Conical (China hat) Vent pipe Covers

 

Manufactured using the same very thin (.005" thick) aluminum stock as our Lampshades and Escutcheons above, these conical covers very accurately represent the "China hat" style vent pipe and smoke stack covers seen above rooftops and buildings everywhere. Their thin cross-section gives them a very realistic appearance regardless of viewing angle or photographic magnification.    Z-scale, O-scale & S-scale enthusiasts: Many of the vent covers are perfectly suited for your scales as well. For details, click on the Scale x-ref link in the More Info table above.

They can be placed over the end of smaller diameter solid round stock to give the appearance of a covered vent, or for very highly realistic applications, they can be spaced slightly above our thin-wall tubing using small looped segments of our straightened wire to expose the open end of the tubing. This would exactly replicate a roof vent for best possible detailing and could even be connected to a smoke generator!

 

 

Aluminum Lampshades

&  Escutcheons

 

 

 

 

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Prototype
Desc. Item# Cart Price
N     14" Gold Pan N7015-8
$2.50
HO   14" Gold Pan N7010-8
$2.75
 O    14" Gold Pan N7034-8
$3.95
Quantity 8 per package
14" Gold pans / Wash basins

 

Now you can dress-up that mining camp, general store, or just about any scene with our highly accurate scale replicas of the standard 14" gold pan. The side angle, base diameter and overall appearance precisely represent the real thing to give the best possible realism to your project. They can also be used as wash basins, drainage catch pans, drip pans for vehicles and machinery, storage for small scale items (produce in markets), and many other places where a container of this general shape can be useful. If inverted, they work well as a flared pedestal base.

 

 

 

Stamped Metal Products
Desc. Item# Cart Price
N    18" Satellite Dish N7019-8

$2.50

HO  18" Satellite Dish N7014-8

$2.75

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N Photos
 HO Photos
Z Photos
O Photos
1:32 Photos
How to...
Scale x-ref

Our goal here was to produce a product that would look as prototypical as possible and be able to conform to a wide variety of lighting needs. Unlike others on the market which are either white metal or resin castings, we chose stamped sheet metal like the full-scale original. The distinct advantage (in our opinion) is a very thin cross-section (.005" material), smooth finish, approximate scale diameter and concave shape which will accept lighting products. Our escutcheons (cover plates) create a nice finished appearance for lights mounted on walls or ceilings. (Check out some of the photos above and judge for yourself. The "how to" link above covers the basics on working with these products. Our How to... link above includes a new quick and easy method for putting mounting holes for the tubing in both lampshades and escutcheons. You can view it directly by clicking here.

Z-scale, O-scale, S-scale & 1:32-scale (#1-scale) enthusiasts: Although our shades and escutcheons are identified above as N-scale, HO or O-scale, many are perfectly suited for other scales as well. Please check-out our scale cross reference guide by clicking on the Scale x-ref link in the More Info table above.

Desc. Item# Cart Price
  N   12" Lampshade  N7008-8
$2.50
  N   18" Lampshade  N7001-8
$2.50
  N   24" Lampshade  N7002-8
$2.50
  N        Escutcheon  N7007-8
$1.85
 HO  18" Lampshade  N7005-8
$2.75
 HO  24" Lampshade  N7009-8
$3.25
 HO       Escutcheon  N7006-8
$1.85
  O   14"Lampshade  N7035-8
$3.75
  O   18" Lampshade  N7026-8
$4.25
  ** O 24" Lampshade  N7029-8
$6.95
 ** New tooling completed. Parts back in stock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18" Modern Satellite Dishes

 

These miniature versions of modern 18" satellite dishes have a very smooth surface and gentle concave curvature to accurately represent the proper shape. They can easily be mounted to buildings, poles, atop vehicles or radio towers using a small piece of our straightened stainless steel wire and a tiny dab of epoxy or CA adhesive. The signal pickup can also be fashioned from the same straightened wire. A small blob of glue or paint at the tip of the wire can represent the pickup head.

 

 

 

Quantity 8 per package

20-piece Service for 4 dishware
Shown above is a photo of a single HO scale place setting. It includes 12" plate, side dish, bowl for soup or salad, and a cup with saucer. Each package includes a service for 4 (20 pieces). Cut a small rectangle of colored paper and you have a napkin (which could hold silverware). The tablecloth shown is just colored paper folded over a piece of .010" styrene. This dishware is a great detail addition to restaurant or cafe models, picnic settings, passenger dining cars, store merchandise, or any food service setting. If you need a particular color, it is suitable for all types of paint.

Add a few drops of different colored paint and a tiny dab of ground foam and you've got food with vegetables or salad. A touch of white caulking and a dab of brown paint... potatoes with gravy.

 

 

Redefining the meaning of detail

Desc. Item# Cart Price
HO 20-piece dishware N7030-20

$8.95

O  20-piece dishware N7033-20
$10.95

Quantity 8 per package

15" Moon Wheel Covers & Baby Moon Hub Caps

These tiny stamped disks can be used as reflectors, taillights, side mirrors, parking or fog lights on all types of vehicles. Just add a tiny dab of paint in the center. In the photo above three of the N-scale products are positioned at the base of a support column next to a loading dock to warn truckers when backing in.

In this application, the reflectors are attached to a short piece of wire and dabbed with a small bit of Clear Amber and Red Gallery Glass® (a Plaid Enterprises product). This material is acrylic and dries totally crystal clear in whatever color is used. This lets the highly reflective aluminum "shine" through giving a great reflector effect.

 

Desc. Item# Cart Price
N   3-1/2" Reflector N7028-8

$1.65

HO   3-1/2" Reflector N7027-8
$1.65
Quantity 8 per package

3-1/2" Aluminum Reflector

 

Desc. Item# Cart Price
N 15" Moons N7022-8

$2.50

HO 15" Moons N7023-8
$2.75
N Baby Moons N7024-8
$1.85
HO Baby Moons N7025-8
$1.95
Depending on your age, you may or may not have grown up around hot rods and custom cars during the 1950's. If you did, many of you will remember that during that period (and for several decades beyond), Moon Racing Equipment manufactured a number of very popular accessories for car enthusiasts. Two such items were the Moon Wheel Covers (originally developed for race cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah), and the "Baby" Moons which were hub caps designed to cover only the lug nut portion (center area) of a vehicles wheels. Both of these products were widely used to "dress up" vehicles. Today, many large trucks on our highways use a version of the baby Moon hub cap to add a bit of shine by covering the center axle portion of the rear wheels on their big rigs.

Above are N-scale examples of the Baby Moons on the rear of the Mack tow truck, and Moon wheel covers on the custom 1946 Ford panel van. These are available in 8-packs of either type for both N-scale and HO.

The baby moons can also be filled with Clear Gallery Glass® and used as fender mounted headlights on antique autos.
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