I am curious as to what the best techniques, Materials, etc. for scratchbuilding Scale Handrails on HO scale locomotives are. I want to replace the handrails on my Athearns with closer to scale wire handrails but I am not really sure how to do the vertical supports on the handrails. The main "beam" of the handrail is a simple matter of bending the appropriate sized wire to shape. That brings me to my next question. What size wire is closest to scale for the handrails? I have looked at the Tichy Train Group website for reference but they have wire all the way down to .080. Is this too thin for handrails?