I received the connecting plates today and immediately ran to the basement to test one out. I am extremely pleased with both the color and proportion of the plate with the track. Now, I have to decide how I am going to attach the plates. I originally had planned to use brass plates so I already had a handful of brass screws ready. So, I went ahead and put a plate up with brass screws.
I rolled the train car in place so that it would be easy to see the various colors of the track, wheels, trucks, and plates all together. I don’t like the brass screws on the silver plate. It makes it look to fancy. So, I will search online and at the local hardware stores for screws that have silver heads. The ideal screw would be one that has a square head like the top of a railroad tie. But, I doubt I will find such a thing locally.
In any case, I am very pleased with the plates. I really appreciate ID Plate’s ability to let me draw the plate in Visio and send them a PDF which they matched to create the product. And, the price was not to bad.