252 Crossing gate.

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252 Crossing gate.
Posted by mgbbob on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:22 AM

My. 252 Crossing gate took a header off the table and broke both arms.  I tried super glue but no luck.  Any repair options?  I looked on the Train Tender site and didn't see replacement arms offered.  The accessory is pretty cheap on ebay but I hate to throw things out.  It may have to be spare parts but I thought I would try.  

 

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Posted by Michael6268 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:51 AM

Epoxy should work.  

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Posted by teledoc on Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:17 AM

What Super Glue brand did you use??  The best on the market is “Loctite” brand.  I have never had a problem with holding power.

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Posted by mgbbob on Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:24 AM

Hi,  I used loctite and last night I tried epoxy.  Neither worked well.  I think the problem is holding things still long enough.  I have now disassempled the unit and will clean things up with some sand paper and try again.  Bob

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Posted by Michael6268 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:59 AM

The thing I found with epoxy is I can never press the pieces together too tight. Result is all the epoxy is squeezed out and therefore the bond is no good. I usually have to leave it a little loose so there is some of epoxy in the joint to make a good bond.

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Posted by mgbbob on Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:06 PM

I had actally sanded a bit away on a taper to make some room.  I scraped the epoxy off this morning and there was little adheasion.  I have done the side I didn't sand with JB Weld CA glue.  Seems to be holding.  The other side I just applied some Plastic Epoxy and will let it set up and see what happens.  

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