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Old 14-04-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Peco Track pin punch

OK, got my track pins from peco. Need a magnifying glass to see them. Is there a specific size punch for these. thanks. john
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Push them in with pliers, simples
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Grip the shaft of the pin with some pliers and push it through the sleeper then finish off by pushing it home with the pliers.
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What good suggestions. Thanks. John
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How well you get on with them depends on your baseboard as they are easily bent. If you intend to glue ballast the track then their is no need to push them fully in as once you have done the ballasting and it has dried the pins can be withdrawn.
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Mike, you are right,they do bend easily. I normally screw everything,but only have enough tiny screws for points. Attempting to find a new supply, but in the meantime,will use a few pins. I never ballast, as track never down long enough. I do like to re Design, john
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I got a 3 piece punch set of ebay for about 3 delivered, 3 different sizes
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John, if they are the long n gauge pins you will need to predrill the baseboard then tap them in the last little bit with a modelling hammer.
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I just use a pin push bought from my local hardware shop, it's a perfect size for peco pins and easily pushes them into 9mm plywood.
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Steve, Paul, Thanks, If only i could find some more of these tiny screws. I bought my Freteschi turntable in france, secondhand, and it came with 20 of these. Down to my last one. Pins are fiddly.
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