Athearn Genesis GP7 Handrails
The plastic handrails that came with the Athearn Genesis GP7u models I am using to model my Y&MV 200 and Y&MV 201 are, of course, bright yellow. Unlike the paintable surface of the rest of the models, getting paint to stick long-term to the slick, flexible plastic handrails can be problematic. Yes there are racing car paints and paint flex additives, however, flaking yellow handrails on a black locomotive are not what I want to have to worry about patching up every time these units make an appearance over the next 20 years or so.
To eliminate that issue with these locomotives I ordered two complete sets of black molded GP7 handrails from the Athearn parts department. Interestingly enough, they came with the ends painted yellow...some of which was flaking. This will be an easy fix to flake and paint white.
These handrail sets arrived in the mail today.