Our modular Baled Metal Scrap load for HO scale gondolas is a four-piece set designed to fit most HO scale gondolas from 40' on up. Simply select the right sized pieces to create a full or partial load in your HO gondolas. This load is made from lightweight polyurethane foam resin, then painted in a steel metal color. The modular pieces can be easily cut and shaved with a box cutter knife and emory board or file. (Gons shown in photos are 52' gons.)
We recently received these comments from a modeler: I collect European HO (mostly Marklin), however I bought 5 compatible Lima, 4 axle high sided gondolas several years ago and have been looking for some loads which are hard to find for these items. Your modular solution worked great. Width wise they fit perfectly. Length wise the large piece and second large piece fit with a small gap that I filled the gap perfectly by cutting off one row of four bales from another piece and inserting it. Perfect fit! I used a 3/8 inch rigid foam piece underneath to raise the bales in the gondola. I did not use glue and it stays in place just fine. I will have extra bales either for a scrap yard or for some other gondolas. The bales look good in the gondolas, are very cost effective and match the Walther's scrap bale piles that I have.