SSPRR Run Room

Playing with Toy Trains

Enhance MTH Handcar Bumpers


Lengthen the bumper on MTH handcars and they can bump each other.
Children at train shows enjoy the potential "wrecks" while runners stage engines and consists.  

 

Bumper Cars 

 

Before and After Extension Installed

 

Before Add On 

 

Parts for Extensions

Extensions are made with 3 wires of FC4 24 Gauge Wire Plex (flat cable 4 wire stranded).
The U shape at right is 15/16" wide.  Trim T shape to fit into original bumpers.
Clamp T shape and fill with clear silicone.  Let dry and insert.  Mine are not glued in.

Bumper Cars 

Set multiple  handcars running together.

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