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1141Re: [z_scale] Z scale track ballast

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  • Jeffrey MacHan
    Mar 11, 2000
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      Continuing on Rob's thought...if the base is plastic or some other material
      that the glue will not adhere to adequately, I recommend painting the base
      with a coat of acrylic water based paint. The acrylic should adhere to the
      plastic over a wide area. Once dry you can lay the track, add and form the
      ballast, wet it with rubbing alcohol and apply the dilute glue. The glue
      will bond to the acrylic paint coat holding the track and ballast in place.

      Jeffrey MacHan
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      >From: ztrack@...
      >Reply-To: z_scale@onelist.com
      >To: z_scale@onelist.com
      >Subject: Re: [z_scale] Z scale track ballast
      >Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 10:27:37 EST
      >The only other suggestion I have is to really soak the ballast in the mix.
      >use the Elmers white glue. Jeffrey suggested using alcohol to wet down the
      >ballast first. I have not tried this, but I have heard this suggestion
      >before. What is your subroadbed? Is it cork, or the plastic of a preformed
      >layout? This may have something to do with it. For instance, you mentioned
      >the Faller layout board. Is this board plastic? If so, the glue may be
      >a hard time holding to it. Just a thought´┐Ż
      >Rob Kluz
      >Ztrack Magazine

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