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Old 06-04-2018, 07:28 PM   #11
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The easiest thing to use is Copydex. It sticks immediately, is not poisonous and just rubs off your hands. No need to bother with nails or pins!
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #12
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The easiest thing to use is Copydex. It sticks immediately, is not poisonous and just rubs off your hands. No need to bother with nails or pins!
Copydex or any Latex based adhesive is superior to PVA for sound deadening.
It pongs a bit before it goes off though.

Some American modellers use decorators caulk.

I thought track pins were a train-set anachronism and eschewed by experienced modellers, who seem to prefer gluing, with temporary pins and sometimes weights to hold the track in position, until the glue hardens.


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:50 PM   #13
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Well you are absolutely incorrect about track pins Miles Away.


Glue is great until you need to move the track.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:31 PM   #14
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I don't think track pins are better when it comes to removing the track. You sometimes find they have rusted into the baseboard.
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Never had a problem removing them even when rusted into the baseboard. The secret is donít use Hornby pins.
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Never had a problem removing them even when rusted into the baseboard. The secret is donít use Hornby pins.
I think you could use very small brass screws. Anybody tried this? And if so what size screws would they be?
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Last time I used tiny screws for something I ended up with a blister in the palm of my hand.
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Cudworth, i am with you. Only ever use tiny screws. Taint for owt else, except i change layout fairly often, and find them far easier.
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WTD, have you tried using a screwdriver, you are not supposed to screw them in with the palm of your hand. Seriously, i use a tiny pilot drill, first, then change to slightly larger to drill the sleeper. Screws then are great.
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