All autorack panel sets/kits listed on this page are 50% off of the price shown on this page. The sale price will
show when you add them to the shopping cart.
Also please keep in mind as you start looking into what you might need, these panels will only fit the first,
original, version of the Walthers Bi-level or tri-level autorack models. There is enough difference in the revised,
more detailed model, that these panels will NOT fit.
Here is a little bit of information on the kits
Each full set contains the following
---36 .030" x .030" styrene strips to mount the panels on
---108+ locking tabs to hold the panels in place
Should our sets not meet your prototype configurations, I have 'Mix and Match Kits' for you.
You do not have to cut out any of the car side to install these panels. But you will have to remove the existing
plastic panels if your models are assembled. The supplied styrene will bring the metal panels out about flush with
the body posts. Should you want to, you can cut the body up to give you that see through look these panels will
give you. If you do this, please send us photos and let us know how and what you did it. We will try to post it here.
On our customer photo page where we have posted some photos of autoracks sent to us.
Check them out!
As for back grounds behind the panels, here are some suggestions;
---Painting the back ground white would appear to be an empty car during the day
---Painting the back ground black would draw less attention to background (subject to debate?)
---Paint the back ground white and then paint black silhouettes of vehicles to give illusion of loaded autorack.
---With the quality of printers now days, and the use of digital cameras, make loads for enclosed autoracks may be easy. (stay with me on this....)
Go out and take photos of both sides of the auto or truck you wish to have in your autorack. Using your favorite photo editing
software, insert each image in same group. Spread them apart so when you print them out on glossy photo paper, you can cut them out,
fold them up and have side images of about any vehicle desired. Once inside and enclose rack, a person would have to
get REAL close to see they are just photos. If you are not cutting the sides out for the see through look, paint the background white, cut the vehicle
side view image out and attach it to the side of the car behind the metal panels. While they may be hard to see real well,
a true modeler will see them and admire your work! I hope you get the idea of what I am trying to say. Someday I hope to post this
idea online to actually "show" you what I mean (along with several other of my 'dream ideas'!
Send us your ideas to share here.
For those who have undecorated models, they can now be built (I can't be the only one that stil has a couple to build...),
here is a list of decals for autoracks.
The following list is of "sets" available.