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  1. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    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.

    Terry

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  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    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 Remember...it's for fun!

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    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!:)
    Ralph
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    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

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    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
    down.

    Just a thought.