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John P Boogerd

HO Unitrack screws

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John P Boogerd

Could someone tell me the proper screws to use for fastening HO Unitrack please. 

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cteno4

are you planning on screwing from the top thru the track into the baseboard or just from the bottom into the bottom of the track?

 

jeff

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John P Boogerd

I thought it should be from the top into the baseboard like I did with Lionel Super O track many years ago. 

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cteno4

You can use small friend head screws, but these will stick up some.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/500pcs-M1-M2-Thread-Nickel-Plated-Phillips-Round-Head-Self-Tapping-Screws-Bolts/293182440478?var=592051411881

 

You can do a tiny countersink and use flat head screws to get the screw head flush with the surface. Little dab of paint then to cover it up if you want

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/M1-4-M1-7-Black-Oxide-Phillips-Cross-Countersunk-Flat-Head-Self-Tapping-Screws/303673542908?hash=item46b45a88fc:g:62AAAOSwCU1Y4g50

 

jeff

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John P Boogerd

I didn’t notice there are no holes for screws. My only experience is with Lionel super O track. 

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cteno4

I don’t have any Ho unitrack, but the n scale has columns at the screw points with a hole drilled in them so you can screw from the bottom thru the baseboard or drill out the rest of the way out the top and screw from the top. I would assume Ho does the same thing.

 

jeff

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inobu

A hot glue gun may be the best and easiest choice. Place the hot glue in the same location of the screw points. I have a test track

that was done with hot glue and its held up.

 

Inobu 

 


 

 

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cteno4

Yes and usually if you slide a putty knife under it will pop loose if you need to move later.

 

screwing from the bottom is a challenge as well. Screwing from the top and you have to hide the screw heads.

 

jeff

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