Track Pins in Bulk ?

Hi
Does anyone know where I can buy Track Pins in Bulk ? i.e by the 1/4 - 1/2
pound ? instead of these plastic packets with a couple of dozen in.
Preferably in the UK ?
Thanks
Keith
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Keith Lanham
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Not of a particular shop.....
but I last bought them named 'gimp pins' and you get them a few hundred at a time.
They probably came from B&Q, about 10 years ago, though I believe that these things are used by (amongst others) uplholsterers??
I've never needed to buy more so.....
Hope this helps.
Craig
I don't know whether there are different tpes of gimp pis so best go snd have a look first...
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Craig Douglas
=>> Hi =>> Does anyone know where I can buy Track Pins in Bulk ? i.e by the 1/4 - 1/2 =>> pound ? instead of these plastic packets with a couple of dozen in. =>> Preferably in the UK ? =>> =>> Thanks =>> Keith =>> Email snipped-for-privacy@lanham.plus.com =>>
Actually, you don't need pins at all. If you're worried about the track sliding around on a solid table top, use small patches of doublesided tape to hold in place - one everey 1 to 2 feet will be enough. Better yet, use roadbed and a ballast strip (cork), and then ballast the track, and glue the ballast in place. Use dilute acrylic matte medium, or dilute PVA to hold the ballast.
I don't understand this obsession with pinning the track down. Afraid it'll up and walk away? :-)
Wolf Kirchmeir ................................. If you didn't want to go to Chicago, why did you get on this train? (Garrison Keillor)
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Wolf Kirchmeir
Actually they aren't for Model Railway use at all, I needed some for a woodworking type job I was doing a few weeks back and had to pay silly money for a plastic bag with about 30 in.
(you are right though, I have never used track pins to hold track down, too permanent for my liking)
regards Keith
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Keith Lanham
=>Actually they aren't for Model Railway use at all, I needed some for a =>woodworking type job I was doing a few weeks back and had to pay silly money =>for a plastic bag with about 30 in.
Ah, yes, the "convenience pack" has struck again. -- In my experience, only larger nail sizes (1" and up) are available in bulk at the hardware / builders' supply store. The smaller ones are assumed to be for small jobs, I guess. Same goes for screws and bolts - can't get bulk packs of anything smaller than #6, and #2 aren't even available in convenience packs anymore. Bah!
Wolf Kirchmeir ................................. If you didn't want to go to Chicago, why did you get on this train? (Garrison Keillor)
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Wolf Kirchmeir
In message , Wolf Kirchmeir writes
Screwfix do No.2 x 3/8", No.3 x 3/8" and 1/2", No.4 x 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" in brass countersunk in bulk packs. They also do No.4 in twinthread cross-head bright zinc plated steel.
Unfortunately the shortest nails I can find are 15mm veneer pins.
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John Sullivan
yeah, i bought a 'tube' of panel pins from b&q. looked the same as track pins except they were silver instead of black. 10 years on still got half a tube left, must have been 500 in it.
stu
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old git

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