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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 19

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 19

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 19

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller.

Today’s tip is:

Track Pins

One method of securing the track to the baseboard is to use track pins. On Hornby & Peco Set Track, the track has pin holes in the sleepers. On Flexi track & other trackwork, you’ll need to make a hole for the track pin. Don’t be tempted to hammer the track pin through the sleeper without making a hole for the track pin first.

Hammering the track pin without making a hole first can lead to the sleeper being damaged, splitting the sleeper apart or worse damaging the rails!! Use a small handheld pin vice to make a hole in the sleeper first Use a 1mm drill bit. To insert the track pins either use a pin pusher, pair of pliers to push the track pin in place, or a pair of pliers to hold the pin whilst using a small hammer.

It’s recommended to use the thicker track pins such as those by Peco Part no:ST280, as these are more robust than the thinner track pins & won’t bend as easy.


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