Reed'I have been using Lionel 700E Hudson Hand Rail Stanchions on 1-32 scale. They are available in Nickle silver or black with a .118" diameter base and a 2-56 threaded mounting shaft w/nut. They stand the railing out from the boiler lagging .200" & accept a .041" rod ( I drill them out to 3/64) & use 3/64" brass rod. They are $1.00 each from [url]www.georgetebolt.com[/url]. Look under Postwar-Loco trim parts for part number 700E-70. He ship's fast. There may also be some other items there you can use on Large Scale trains.