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Steve Hatch
 


John G Massura
 

Can you share with us a track plan for the addition?

John


Steve Hatch
 

Track plan  for RGW


Ric Case
 

Steve. What spikes are you using for code 55!


Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On May 13, 2020, at 9:02 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

Track plan  for RGW

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Climax@...
 

Probably PC board.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ric Case
Sent: May 13, 2020 9:32 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] More progress

Steve. What spikes are you using for code 55!


Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On May 13, 2020, at 9:02 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

Track plan  for RGW

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Steve Hatch
 

Nope not pc board.
  I started out making my own spikes but a couple years ago ME
started making their micro spikes.  They work perfectly for code 55.
I have a battery dremel copy with a cut off disc sitting right by
as I'm spiking.  I put the spike in the pliers holding the head
then touch the bottom diagonally to the disc and it quickly puts a taper on the spike
then insert the spike. Easy simple fast accurate and unlike soldered pc ties
the rail can move back and forth as it contracts and expands.
Neet
Stephen Hatch


Climax@...
 

I know that tedium.  I was laying my own code 70 track back in the mid 60's and only spiked every 7th tie.  I even made my own switches like Jack Work use to make.  Takes time but when you get done you know it's right and will stay put.
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Hatch
Sent: May 13, 2020 11:26 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] More progress

Nope not pc board.
  I started out making my own spikes but a couple years ago ME
started making their micro spikes.  They work perfectly for code 55.
I have a battery dremel copy with a cut off disc sitting right by
as I'm spiking.  I put the spike in the pliers holding the head
then touch the bottom diagonally to the disc and it quickly puts a taper on the spike
then insert the spike. Easy simple fast accurate and unlike soldered pc ties
the rail can move back and forth as it contracts and expands.
Neet
Stephen Hatch


Bruce Bowie
 

I am handlaying the code 70 bridge rails and code 55 guard rails on my EBT Pogue Bridge (39" long).  With one side done, I was not happy with the size of the spike heads.  Ordered the ME Micro spikes.  They are due Saturday.


Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584


Ric Case
 

Bruce; the last time I ordered these I was informed they didn’t have any more due to the dies being worn out!
They sent me the small spikes which are still to large for code 55. 
Let me know what they send you!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On May 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM, Bruce Bowie <buybruce@...> wrote:


I am handlaying the code 70 bridge rails and code 55 guard rails on my EBT Pogue Bridge (39" long).  With one side done, I was not happy with the size of the spike heads.  Ordered the ME Micro spikes.  They are due Saturday.


Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
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David Laverick
 

Bruce,

Hate to mention this due to the extremely small size but have you tried Proto87. 
I ordered some to run tests, they worked in my small test and looked good but it is a challenge. I think I would only use them where the track is front and center like a trestle that is the focal point.

Dave

On May 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM, Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:

Bruce; the last time I ordered these I was informed they didn’t have any more due to the dies being worn out!
They sent me the small spikes which are still to large for code 55. 
Let me know what they send you!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On May 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM, Bruce Bowie <buybruce@...> wrote:


I am handlaying the code 70 bridge rails and code 55 guard rails on my EBT Pogue Bridge (39" long).  With one side done, I was not happy with the size of the spike heads.  Ordered the ME Micro spikes.  They are due Saturday.


Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
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Bruce Bowie
 

Dave,

Hadn't thought of the proto items.  My bridge will definitely be a focus point given its size and it is on a 12" deep shelf area.

I'll see what the ME Micro look like and go from there.

Thanks for the tip.

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 10:49 AM David Laverick <dave@...> wrote:
Bruce,

Hate to mention this due to the extremely small size but have you tried Proto87. 
I ordered some to run tests, they worked in my small test and looked good but it is a challenge. I think I would only use them where the track is front and center like a trestle that is the focal point.

Dave

On May 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM, Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:

Bruce; the last time I ordered these I was informed they didn’t have any more due to the dies being worn out!
They sent me the small spikes which are still to large for code 55. 
Let me know what they send you!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On May 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM, Bruce Bowie <buybruce@...> wrote:


I am handlaying the code 70 bridge rails and code 55 guard rails on my EBT Pogue Bridge (39" long).  With one side done, I was not happy with the size of the spike heads.  Ordered the ME Micro spikes.  They are due Saturday.


Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
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