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Yard Master & Research
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Nails, particularly finish nails are useful in O gage. The small 6 penny finish nail is a replacement rolling stock axle at 3/32 of an inch. The 8 penny nail just under 7/64ths of an inch is good and snug for 027 rail joiners. 10 penny nail is a replacement for O gage track just under 1/8th but larger than 7/64ths. I measured the plastic rail insulators, the 027 fit a 3/32nd hole and the O gage fit the 7/64ths. Even thought the 6 penny will fit the 027 track I prefer the 8 penny for the snug fit. I just wanted to get this straight in case I get nailed with another question.:rolleyes:


Shown are 6,8,and 10 with cutters.



Factory pins are steel . Mine rust.

UPDATE Nails differ in diameter by manufacture, It is unlikely the supplier from a Lowes or HD would work. These nails have a larger diameter. DEC 2011.
 

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Railroad Tycoon
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But aren't the pins you buy stainless? Or coated somehow?

Good to know though.

I'm adding them to my T-Man special book Tips and Tricks.:thumbsup:
Volume #1:D
 

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