Rivet Press

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Serjt-Dave
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Rivet Press

Postby Serjt-Dave » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am

Hi All. As I'm just to about to embark on the process of track making. I have decided to change from plastic sleepers to ply ones. Only problem is I don't have a rivet and hole punch press and they are not available in stores.

Does anyone have one I can borrow, hire or buy from them please. I'll be at the Scale North Show next month to save having to post it.

All Best

Dave

garethashenden
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Re: Rivet Press

Postby garethashenden » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:55 pm

It’s not as precise, but I’ve successfully used a pair of pliers to press rivets into sleepers. It’s very straight forward on plain sleepers, turnout sleepers need to be drilled first. If you can’t find a press this may work as an alternative.


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