Track Details

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by K.V.Div, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Here is an interesting detail for the prototypicly minded modelers among us.
    The picture shows a fishplate, which is used to join two peices of rail together.
    Note that this one is specially designed to join two different sizes of rail together, in this case, a length of 85 pound rail to a length of 100 pound rail.
    It would be interesting if anyone has modeled this sort of thing.


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  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Terry: most of us are content just to get the rails together; never mind details!
    Survey question: How many bolts in a fishplate? ans which way do they face?
    (This is an international question. I'll give my own viewpoint later.)
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hmmmmmm, vaguely recall an ad years ago for commercially made fishplates...don't know if it was in O scale or what. Now N scale fishplates would really be something!:)
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I would only go for fishplates if I was modeling G scale. Couldn't even see ones in N. They would have to be thin enough to fit in under the track head.
  5. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Wouldn't the soldered power leads look like that?
    That little bit of wire on the outside of the rail, with
    perhaps just a touch on the inside not ground

    Just a thought.

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