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How Should I Secure My Track on my Layout?

 
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DJdeTrainman



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: How Should I Secure My Track on my Layout? Reply with quote

I need to know exactly what the subject says. Any advice would be helpful. I Arrow Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning on using some double sided foam tape on Gonou. I haven't bought any tape yet but that was my plan.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, just so happens I bought 2 rolls yesterday, because I thought it might be useful...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trainspotter-usa wrote:
I was planning on using some double sided foam tape on Gonou. I haven't bought any tape yet but that was my plan.


That's what I used for my layout. Makes tracklaying a breeze. Lay the foam. Peel the cover. Connect the tracks. Carefully place onto foam. Enjoy.





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David Colley



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a gel type superglue. Layed the track out connected but loose, then lifted slightly and smeared it under with the tip of an exacto knife. Didn't discolour the plastic and stuck nice and solid.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An advantage of double-sided tape is that it's easier to take up the track again if you have to change something, or fix up a mistake Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i managed to secure it yesterday: I cut the tape in half lengthwise, and secured inside the roadbed, so the tape isn't exposed. Thank you all for your help and advice,
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double sided tape is very strong. If you want to remove the track later heat it up with a hair dryer.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should mention that when Eishindo sent me the Mountain Train demo, it came with a 106cm length of flex track and a bag of tiny blackened self-tapping Phillips head screws. I noticed they also used these on the garden railway set, so I am guessing these will be available when flex track is available to all. I haven't tried them on the standard track, but will see if they work.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B 67 wrote:
... a bag of tiny blackened self-tapping Phillips head screws...


I am scared to think just how tiny....

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trainspotter-usa wrote:
B 67 wrote:
... a bag of tiny blackened self-tapping Phillips head screws...


I am scared to think just how tiny....

Ian


Yes, and you'd be right to be. Shocked

I shall take a photo or two to demonstrate them when I can.
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