My experience with rivets started in the mid 1970's working on N&W
hopper cars. The side stakes used 3/4" and safety appliances 5/8",
which is still standard on new cars. I'll check some of the old box
cars we have at work tomorrow and let you know what I come up with.
Hope this helps some.
--- In STMFC@..., Ted Culotta <tculotta@s...> wrote:
Does anyone know or can someone direct me to a source ofinformation on
the typical (most common) size(s) of button head rivets used on boxrealize
that these things varied, but for the purposes of HO scale, thebe
fine, e.g. the diameter of the button or cone or the diameter ofthe
body (rivet post) can be used, as I have the AAR specificationsthat
provide the formulas for calculating one dimension with anothergiven