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  • Loren Snyder
    Alan, Here in the US, there is nothing and I repeat nothing that we can t glue down so soundly that it dare not come loose LOL Loren ... From: Alan Cox Date:
    Message 1 of 33 , Dec 27, 2010
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      Alan,
      Here in the US, there is nothing and I repeat nothing that we can't glue
      down so soundly that it dare not come loose LOL
      Loren




      -------Original Message-------

      From: Alan Cox
      Date: 12/27/2010 12:53:09 PM
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: micron@...
      Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Best way to apply glue/water when ballasting?

      On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 14:07:55 -0600
      reynard wellman <micron@...> wrote:

      > Hello Robert,
      > Your question concerning an actual inert rock ballast for Z scale
      > gives me the idea of going to my local granite rock quarry
      > and asking if they would allow me to sift granite. It might produce some
      very
      > fine material appropriate for Z.

      I've never understood the attraction of 'real' granite. It turns greenish
      when it gets mixed with PVA and at fine scale sizes is so fine its a rock
      dust - and health hazard as well as a nightmare for mechanisms if any of
      it gets loose over time.




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    • de Champeaux Dominique
      Thank you Reynard! If you come back to France please call me. And sorry guys for the off-topic , I m closing that subject. Dom
      Message 33 of 33 , Dec 30, 2010
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        Thank you Reynard! If you come back to France please call me.

        And sorry guys for the "off-topic", I'm closing that subject. <wink>

        Dom





        --- En date de : Jeu 30.12.10, reynard wellman <micron@...> a écrit :

        > De: reynard wellman <micron@...>
        > Objet: Re: Re : [Z_Scale] Re: Best way to apply glue/water when ballasting?
        > À: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Jeudi 30 décembre 2010, 22h17
        > Hi Dom,
        > Hey, California can lay claim to some of that French cheese
        > &
        > wine making. Good stuff no matter where you are on the
        > planet.
        >
        > Back to ballast: Eye droppers work too, even restaurant
        > ketchup
        > plastic bottles. I use Elmer's diluted with water. Use to
        > get my ballast
        > from Laos at Zthek but he's doing other things these days.
        > He also had this neat way to lay flex track with a double
        > sided
        > 3M tape that was wide enough also to form the outside
        > edges
        > of the ballast. I sold quite a bit of the stuff until it
        > ran out.
        > Apparently it never really caught on that much, at least
        > not
        > enough to help pay the mortgage.
        >
        > See you in Montmartre, if you ever get back there.
        > regardZ,
        > Reynard
        > http://www.micronart.com
        > On Dec 30, 2010, at 2:51 PM, de Champeaux Dominique wrote:
        >
        > > Oouppss.... I must admit we're far from that in the
        > "stinkin cheese eater country" I'm living in....So my advice
        > is not to be followed everywhere.
        > > 
        > > Dom
        > > 
        > > 
        > > 
        > >
        > > 
        > >
        > > Richard,
        > > I agree with your method, but not the equipment.
        > Having a hypodermic needle and syringe without a doctor's
        > prescription constitutes a possession of drug paraphernalia
        > crime in many locales (which I learned the hard way).
        > >
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        > >
        > >
        >
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