1 Feb 2012

Flange Screws


One issue for me is to find a reliable way of temporarily holding the track before it is finally glued and ballasted.

The track needs thorough testing and fine tuning throughout to ensure excellent running before ballasting and glueing which is pretty permanent.

Various suggestions have been made on the MRF board including double sided tape and small amounts of copydex - I am sure I will use all of those but I have also found some really good flange screws on ebay (£3 for 500 off) which are 6.5mm wide at the head but only 6mm long self tappers - these can be used between sleepers to clamp the track and the small holes in the cork will be covered by the ballast when it goes on.


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