One of the most talked about detail items on the SW forum is nail holes - to do them or not do them. I thought of something the other day re: spikes. You know, for heavy timbers and such. I found a container of 3mm soft pencil leads at home for those annoying office mechanical pencils- you know the ones. See photo - I drilled some holes, touched the end of the lead to some all purpose glue, stuck in the hole, and snapped off- viola! if the ends stick up toi much- push them down or file them off. easy as it gets. The graphite looks like metal. Now this would only work for spikes - O scale these would be about 1/2 " and F/G scale about a 1/4". Suitable for docks, heavy timber flooring etc. Haven't tried on any O scale SW kits yet, but should work in the right context… don't' know if anyone else has tried this ????