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Micro Spikes
« on: May 04, 2014, 08:16:45 PM »
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Has anyone used Micro Engineering's "Micro Spikes" part #30-108 to hand lay code 55 track? I was wondering if the head of the spike is small enough to not interfere with c55 compatible engines and cars.

I am thinking about hand laying my track in New London yard because I will be making my own #5 switches from Fast Tracks.

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Re: Micro Spikes
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 11:36:23 PM »
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If you want to make sure your spikes will work, you should take a look at the Proto:87 Stores website (www.proto87.com) where chemically milled spikes are available that probably are the best looking, most scale spikes available.  You can use either the "true scale" spike, or slightly longer ones, or ones that are "long", but the spikeheads are near scale size.  There is one fret that is nickel silver, but the others are etched stainless and are both sharp and strong.

Take a look here for HO scale spikes:   http://www.proto87.com/product1908.html