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    • June 5, 2021 3:50 PM EDT
      • Port Orchard, Washington
         
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      BTW,

      Rick uses Llagas Creek tie strips. I don't think he handspikes.

       

      I'm too cheap to be able to afford plastic tie strips, and then someday I eventually want to move the rail slightly wider... So yah I'm cheap. $150 worth of spikes and free lumber equals a lot more track than $150 worth of tie strips.

       

    • June 5, 2021 7:35 PM EDT
      • Southern Oregon
         
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      Craig Townsend said:

      BTW,

      Rick uses Llagas Creek tie strips. I don't think he handspikes.

       

       

      Rick now uses Llagas creek and many other brands of track and tie strips becaus Rick has hand spiked more than enough rail to last him a long time. truthfully when the track is 3/4 buried in ballast and dirt and vegetation it is pretty hard to notice the difference.

       Edit to add, the only hand spiking/wood ties I do now days is for detailed models or dio's.

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at June 6, 2021 12:21 PM EDT
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