Re: Rail joiners & PECO
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I agree Scott. I use Peco Streamline code 100 track and rail joiners. Too tight is way better than too loose. I use a pair of long nosed pliers to push them on. I too file the ends...especially the inside of the rail where the burr stops the joiner from going on. I also squeeze the rail joiners twice with side cutters between the centre and the ends to make them even tighter.
The rule of thumb is: Buy plenty of joiners as there will be wastage.
Regards Geoff Clarke OO gauge in Canada
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:06:35 p.m. EDT, Scott <scottmac99@...> wrote:
I've been wrestling with Peco OO joiners, but I would much rather they were too tight than too loose. I file the ends of the rails where I cut them (best way to check if any burrs is to gently run your fingertip over the ends). Then I use really solid gloves before pushing the two sections of track together. [At my age, if I don't wear gloves for almost any sort of task, then I can usually virtually guarantee that I'll rip some sort of hole in my finger.]