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Excellent Track Pin Puller

Postby GeraldH » Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:03 pm

I've been having to make adjustments to the track on the BNR to improve platform clearances. With platforms and other bits of scenery in place it has proved very difficult to find something that could be used in such a confined space that has enough leverage to get the track pins out. I then spotted a teaspoon and discovered this is an excellent tool for this purpose. Just put the lip of the spoon under the head of the pin and push down on the other side. Of course if you nail your pins fully home it's very hard to get under the head, but I've learnt over the years to leave a little gap between the head and the sleeper :D .
Gerald H - BNR Correspondent :)

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Re: Excellent Track Pin Puller

Postby Teedoubleudee » Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:39 pm

I find a flat bladed screwdriver works for me.
Mind you, it's rubbish at stirring my tea :mrgreen:

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Re: Excellent Track Pin Puller

Postby Bigmet » Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:12 pm

Just so long as you don't use the family heirloom Paul Storr teaspoons...

(There are of course purpose made tack lifters available. A friend has a set for her upholstery hobby, very well finished at the working end to avoid scratching woodwork.Slight overkill for model railway?)

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Re: Excellent Track Pin Puller

Postby mkrob » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:20 pm

You could always try these screws,instead of pins:-


The excellent Charlie on YouTube Chadwick Model Railway talks about them from about 11:40 here:-


It seems a good alternative to pins.

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