Tie Plates - the perfect little detail for that scene you thought was finished!
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On a trip to San Diego last week, I came across Monster Model Works. This is a relatively new company, specializing in laser-cut wood detail parts, walls, buildings and more. The level of detail they've managed to craft into their parts is simply amazing.
Facing a transcontinental flight home, I opted to keep my first purchase simple - a pack of 300 HO scale tie plates. These will make perfect details around the yard, in maintenace of way gondolas, even strewn along the mainline.
You can read my complete review of the tie plates, along with finishing instructions. These details are also available in S and O scales. Monster even makes both 4 and 8-hole versions for different eras!
Check out Monster's web page for more information on their many products and custom modeling services. I am sure you'll be impressed, just as I am sure these tie plates won't be my last purchase from the company.