Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Best way to apply glue/water when ballasting?
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
From: Alan Cox
Date: 12/27/2010 12:53:09 PM
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,very
> 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
> 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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- 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>
--- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> Back to ballast: Eye droppers work too, even restaurant
> 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
> 3M tape that was wide enough also to form the outside
> 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
> enough to help pay the mortgage.
> See you in Montmartre, if you ever get back there.
> 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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