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Old 28-08-2017, 07:26 PM   #11
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You can or i can solder the gaps so both rails are together then tidy up with a dremal and finally if require run a dremal cutting blade done the join for expansion....if the track can be move a bit solder the required length of track into 2 fishplates with the fish plates cut to make the ends sticking out the right length for attachment....
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Old 28-08-2017, 07:36 PM   #12
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Oh well, you seem intent on bodging it - I'll leave you to it.
Hardly bodging just an expedient repair. I'll do more harm by digging it all up, it's all glued & ballasted etc.
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Old 28-08-2017, 07:45 PM   #13
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Oh well, you seem intent on bodging it - I'll leave you to it.
I cant understand why some folks ask for advice and when it is given by people who have a lifetime of experience, they refuse to take any notice. He will learn.
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Old 28-08-2017, 07:45 PM   #14
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Technically I could lift it but they are close to a baseboard join so I'd have to unsolder from the paxolin, remove all the feeds, remove the frog polarity wire, remove the point motors and then lift the track (two turnouts) - way too much work. I'm reading elsewhere that epoxy (JB Weld e.g.) works well - anyone done this?

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Hi, if others are using JB WELD on there track, then go for it, but i would suggest you take more time in fit and finish of your track laying to avoid this problem in future.
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Old 28-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #15
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I cant understand why some folks ask for advice and when it is given by people who have a lifetime of experience, they refuse to take any notice. He will learn.
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I didn't ask for advice, I asked if anyone knew a way to achieve what I wanted to do. I can't understand why experienced people like you talk down to others and criticise when it isn't justified. Come off the ivory tower occasionally
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Hi, if others are using JB WELD on there track, then go for it, but i would suggest you take more time in fit and finish of your track laying to avoid this problem in future.
This isn't my track - I didn't lay it. I'm correcting an electrical mistake by previous people who failed to put in insulated rail joiners where needed. Another self-righteous "expert" who needs to be a little more sympathetic.
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This isn't my track - I didn't lay it. I'm correcting an electrical mistake by previous people who failed to put in insulated rail joiners where needed. Another self-righteous "expert" who needs to be a little more sympathetic.
Calm down, it`s only a hobby and it`s supposed to be fun. If you don`t like the advice offered on here, maybe you should not ask for help/advice or find another forum more in tune with your way of thinking. just my thoughts
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Old 28-08-2017, 08:09 PM   #18
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Calm down, it`s only a hobby and it`s supposed to be fun. If you don`t like the advice offered on here, maybe you should not ask for help/advice or find another forum more in tune with your way of thinking. just my thoughts
I get annoyed by people who give advice when none was asked for. If you read my original post it quite clearly states that I had made the cuts in existing track that I did not wish to lift & relay and was looking for any help in determining how to fill those gaps. What I got was - "re-lay it or take more care in future".

Yes it is supposed to fun, but it won't be if all you get when asking for help is unwarranted criticisms and a "holier-than-thou" attitude. Just my thoughts !
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Just stick to the topic, bickering will not help.
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Just stick to the topic, bickering will not help.
Idid or tried to. I'll unsubscribe from this thread

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