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This is my HO Scale nail hole device. Made from a watch gear pinned thru a piece of rectangular plastic stock. Crude but somewhat effective!!!! You can see the results in my gallery pictures.

 



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Hey, great idea.:2t:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 6th, 2013 08:26 am
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Thank you sir. Crude but effective. ha!!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours Bernd.



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:moose::moose::old dude:



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thank you sir.



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one of the nicest sets of 3 nail hole makers was in Australia, found it accidently or somebody from there posted it on here a few years ago.......best part was that it had 3 different spacings which would be very useful when doing assorted widths of clapboard sheeting.

Its not just the nail hole, its also the spacing visually that's important. Yes that's a little nitpicky, but it does make a visual difference.

Vintage reproductions in Colorado used to supply a set of 2 which is what I have. One tight and one wider.

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To nail hole or not to nail hole....
that is the ultimate question.

I have built with and without. Both are fine to me.

I figured with this gear I got about as close as I could get.

I ordered several gears in a pack on ebay and tried them until I found this one.

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Nail holes, IMHO, are not worth modelling. You can hardly see them in real life, but rusting nails leave visible rust streaks. If a wood building has a half-a**ed paint job nails will be buried. Add more paint coats and then you have to start LOOKING for them in real life. I consider more prototypical to have a few light ( a nail has only so much iron) rust streaks. Jose.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2013 09:40 pm
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Tend to agree with you Jose.

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nail head impressions are very visible in O scale, not so visible in HO. I would imagine S gauge would also be very visible, never built in that scale.

I would not dream of modeling a clapboard or board and batten wood wall without applying nail head impressions.

The art of it all is to weather the walls and the weathering should bring out the nail head impressions.

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