New baseboards

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Re: New baseboards

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:40 pm

I tend to loosely pin the track down as I go. Saves you moving it accidentally. Drawing pins are good for that.
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Re: New baseboards

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Post by IanS » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:31 pm

Track screws are as secure as track pins for keeping track in place, but are generally easier and safer to remove should the inevitable happen and you decide to re-route a line or replace a point.

They are available in 500 packs (with a screwdriver of the correct head size) in various lengths.

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Re: New baseboards

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:51 pm

I’ve just fixed my O gauge track down with Gaugemaster pins. Now I’ve ballasted it I could remove them but won’t. Only trouble with lots of small screws is you can end up with a blister on your hand from the driver. Pins can be easily push in even if it is a long reach and easily removed. Have to be Gaugemaster though, long ish, very sharp and a perfectly flat head, like me.
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Re: New baseboards

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Post by RAF96 » Sat May 02, 2020 11:25 am

Map pins for basic laying then proper track pins for securing.

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