Hello, a few months ago I posted a method of laying rail with a pin nailer. I have since expanded on the idea as well as refined it. I like to nail my rails because gluing is messy and too permanent. When you have to move it or modify it, there is a lot of work in scraping and refining the usually scarred area, plus you can't use the track again. So I used to use track nails. But the problem with using track nails with the little track hammer is when you miss, and you hit the rail, you can knock it out of alignment, hence derailing issues. This isn't that bad an issue, as railing is easily replaceable. But on switches, crossing, and other specialized track, missing the nail becomes expensive, especially when you are installing a $100 Walthers 3-way. So I developed this method, and it works great. I made a little doo-dad to put the nailer at the right height from the track, and also to help is centering. The first one, which I showed, was just carve out of something I had hanging around the workbench. This time I really thought about what would really do the job and with the help of my buddies at Tradesman Fastener & Tool in Redford, came up with a little gizmo that does the trick. See photo. We came up with a little brass thing. I bought a few, and used a radial saw with a thin cutting disk to cut a tool to my scale. It took a couple of tries, but eventually, I cut to one that worked. Also, I am perfecting a method for joining track without track joiners. I flux both sides, butt them together, and apply heat, and wala, there's your joint joined. So far so good and I haven't had any come apart. I have yet to refine them, but I am thinking when I do, the joint will be invisible. Will try to keep posted. One more thing, when you pin nail the rails, if and when you remove them, usually if you take care, they will just pull up over the nail, and leaving the nail. Before when I removed track attached with track nails, it had a tendency to bend and warp, sometimes snap the tie. Cheers!