favorite tool?

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  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    At my age, it's reading glasses and bright lights.
  2. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Mine are probably a small pair of pliers that I use a lot for removing and adding spikes, tinkering with track, etc. I also have 1-2 very small screw drivers that seem perfect for modeling -- and even scraping away excess ballast & adjusting track.

    I also have a small plastic tool box (with various compartments and slots) that contain my spikes, track cutting saw, pliers, screw drivers, fishplates, etc. I got this from Home Depot and it's great. It helps to keep me organized & I need all the help I can get with that!
    Rob
  3. roch

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    What the heck are fishplates? Sounds like something to eat dinner on. LOL

    Roch
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    I would have to say my favorite tool would be my needle nose pliers. I have 3 of them in fact. They are quite handy. A close second for me would be my adjustable wire stripper. I use it for cutting anything other than pianowire. They're like a pair of dikes for me. I've even used them to trim the ends of railjoiners.
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    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    That looks soooooo cool!
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Fish is a word meaning to join something. It was used in the sailing navy about fixing broken spars; check out the naval adventure novels. The term probably came from there to railways.
  8. roch

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    Thank you for clearing up the fishplates. :twisted:

    I like the way they look and will have to try them out someday. :thumb:
  9. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    I need to get me some of those!

    I also like my Delta Bench Top Belt/Disc Sander. I use that sucker for a lot of trackwork on the layout. Great for sanding rail, pc ties, and yep...even wood!