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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2017, 08:44:43 AM »
John, it's mentioned in the Hilltown kit by Bob VanGelder, but I don't know that he sold them.  He notes  http://www.radubstore.com to obtain it, I think I got mine at  http://www.mmodelstore.com/rb-t010.aspx   . 


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 I knew there was a connection to Bob.  Anyway for those that are interested we now have a source. Thanks Jeff.
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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 05:49:37 PM »
I love the effect rusty nail holes make. I have photographed buildings from 1/4 mile away and I can see the effect of nail holes. They produce nice plumps of dark grey staining sliding down the clapboard. From that you can see where the nails holes were/are. So are nail holes important? Yes, but for weathered paint free old wood. If newish painted clapboards, your choice.

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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2020, 11:20:11 AM »
I do not think I have built a wood clapboard or board and batton sided wall WITHOUT NAIL HOLES since 1988.   Mikie likes them and gives that added bit of detailing that makes your model stand out.

I believe I bought my set of 3 from VINTAGE REPRODUCTIONS ?? in Colorado after looking at their advert in a NGSLG magazine in the late 80 's .  I used them in HO and now O.

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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2020, 07:49:59 PM »
a few pictures of my john allen style EH o scale scratch showing the nail head impressions applied with pounce wheel.  Be boring structure without the nail holes and the lifted clapboards

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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2020, 08:10:18 AM »
I don't always add nail holes to the kits I build. But when I do, I use The Monster Nailer (no longer in production).


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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2020, 08:19:20 AM »
My fave nail hole tool, along with the one from RB.

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Re: Nail holes in clapboard siding
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2020, 03:59:20 PM »
My fave nail hole tool, along with the one from RB.
Thanks for the gift. I use it still to this day.


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