Re: Fastening MTL MicroTrack to luan plywood top
The Walthers brand Goo takes a minute or two, not instant like the classic paint both parts and let them dry then pray that you even touch any given spot correctly. The Goo is much more forgiving. True, it's not anywhere near as slow as say white/yellow glue or any kind of caulking/construction adhesive. but it also is not as solid secure as CA oe classic contact cement and *can* be persuaded to be somewhat moved several minutes later. Just pin it in the position so that all the stresses can stabilize as it cures over longer term.
I like to have a little more set time but also have used CA for the vast majority of my track laying with MTL flex. For the longer Peco/Märklin flex, yellow glue is cheap and best, using simple push pins to keep it in place until it sets, usually about 30-60 minutes.
SF Bay Area Z
--- In email@example.com, "David K. Smith" <david@...> wrote:
> The only problem with contact cement is that it forms a bond immediately upon contact, as the name implies. This leaves no room for error; it assumes you have the track sections already connected, and that you can drop them in the right spot the first time.
> Other cements, such as Tacky, Liquid Nails or caulk allow you to make adjustments to the track before it sets. This can be a lifesaving advantage, particularly for novice modelers.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Clifford t" <cliff@> wrote:
> > I have tried almost all genrally available cenents and have found the most effective to be "The Ultimate" which is generally avilable at Michaels and other art supply stores. It is water based and usable on ALL smooth surfaces as a CONTACT CEMENT.Thin it Carefully and it can be brushed.A hair dryer will speed up operations.
> > Use very sparingly with MTL sections. With flextrack just brush it on ties and roadbed.
> > Cliff
> > --- In email@example.com, "elruddick" <elruddick@> wrote:
> > >
> > > What method have you SUCCESSFULLY used to permanently fasten MTL MicroTrack to the luan plywood top on a module?
> > >