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methods of securing the track

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I have noticed that many model railway suppliers have track tacks for securing the track down to a board... However I'm not entirely happy about nailing my track down. I was windering if there are any screws which have a small enough diameter to screw the track down without causing any damage as my current layout is not going to be a perminent one and i would like to be able to remove and alter the track at will.

Many thanks
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I wanted the ability as you do, to alter my track layout at will. Over the last year, it has changed quite considerably.

The answer I found was to use a hand 'Staple Gun'.

They can be bought at B&Q and recently at Aldi's for around a fiver. They come complete with 3000 staples. I have gone through half already.

You just lay the gun across the sleepers, and 'bang' it's done. They are removed very easily with a pair of round nose pliers, and even if they go through the sleepers, they don't break them when you pull them out. The staples are excellent for bending flexitrack in place. You hold the track in one hand, and operate the stapler in the other.

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