Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Digest Number 1094
- On 7/09/2006, at 5:59 AM, FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> Of course you al know that twoGidday Johan
> component epoxyresin glue does'nt stick to polystyrene. Well, i
> did'nt. I had to learn it from "hair rippin" experience. Can anyone
> tell me how to glue metal (brass nuts) to polystyrene.
I assume you're trying to attach a nut somewhere out of sight to
secure the mechanism. A useful trick in this sort of situation is to
use a piece of copier paper between the brass and the styrene. Stick
the paper to the styrene with solvent -- if you hold it in place and
flood with solvent the surface of the styrene will melt and soak into
the paper (push the paper hard against the styrene to help force the
molten styrene into it). Once the solvent has evaporated you can
epoxy the brass to the paper.
If the nut is indeed to take a fixing screw it would also be wise to
drill out a clearance hole in the styrene above the nut. If the screw
can come through into contact with the styrene it will jack the nut
off (stop giggling at the back of the class) whatever you use to
De Selby Research
- Hi Kevin
> I assume you're trying to attach a nut somewhere out of sight toYou got it absolutely right. It's for fixing the schratchbuilt body
> secure the mechanism.
to an existing Fleischmann chassis. I thought i had it all sorted
out but it did'nt work out that way. I'l put some pictures of the
progress in the photo section.
kind regards, Johan