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Kevin was mentioning he uses Atlas and Peco track nails to represent bolt heads.  As shown on this pic from his old boxcar thread:



For those who don't live close to Caboose Hobbies, or similar emporium, there's a similar pin available at Michaels, the craft store chain.  They are about 1/2" long and come in a little round box with a red sponge on top to stick them in.  I used a lot of them on my speeder:
 

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Nice pins,I use a lot of pins,and styrene rod to represent bolts and rivets. I have found the best source of pins here in the UK to be model boat suppliers, three or four different sizes of heads and lengths in brass at around £2 for 100.


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Thanks for that tip, Pete. I'll have to take a look the next time I'm in Michael's. I have a large supply of brass pins I picked up a couple years ago at a model machinists show but different sizes are always a plus!

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what size are the heads? I don't have a Michaels where I live, so if you could give me a product name, I could probably find them online.
 

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A nice trick with these pins or nails is to use a pair of pliers that have a slight "gap" at the bottom of the jaws near the pivot point. Ever so slightly squeezing the pin will flatten two sides, rotate 90 degrees, squeeze again, and you now have a square head bolt. By all means, ALWAYS have fun!
George
 
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