In Stage 52 of our Fanhome 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 partwork build, we received the Cargo Area Floor. Then, in Stage 64, we received a set of black plastic Ferno-Washington Model 22 Gurney Floor Rails. These rails were attached to the Floor with twenty (20) screws:
These rails work perfectly fine, but there is another option out there if you want a metal set of rails that do not expose any screw heads: pick yourself up this set of Metal Gurney Floor Rails from Mike Lane Mods! Mike created these to be more accurate to the real car and includes tiny scale-appropriate screw details along their length.
Adding Mike’s upgraded Rails to your model can be done any time after Stage 52 but before the Body is attached to the Chassis in Stage 121 (that is why I installed mine at this point in the build). However, if you already installed the stock Rails from Stage 64, they will first need to be uninstalled by removing the twenty OP screws and setting these rails aside:
Then, we simply remove the backing paper from the Mike Lane Rails and stick them to the Cargo Area Floor, aligning each of them to cover a single row of the previous screw holes. The upright angles of these Rails should face towards each other, creating a narrow channel between each pair, as shown here:
I spaced these Rails inwards from the rear edge of the Cargo Area Floor so one ‘dot’ of the floor texture is showing:
And, just like that, we are done!
Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who’s looking) I am behind in my build so, I was able to assemble what I could of the Gurney from Issue 33. It fits perfectly between Mike’s new Metal Gurney Floor Rails and is going to look great inside our cargo area!
I am quite pleased with this small upgrade to our Ghostbusters Ecto-1 build. It is not one of those ‘make it or break it’ mods that brings a model to whole new level, but it is a nice touch to spruce up the interior of our car! Thank you Mike Lane Mods!