ballast glue G scale outdoors

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ballast glue G scale outdoors
Posted by thunderbird on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:04 PM

ballast

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Posted by chocho willy on Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:51 AM

Not much here to go by but i would guess he is either asking what to use for ballast or what to glue it down with, so I will give my opinion for both, first ballast, any small sharp edged rock like chicken grit which is usually crushed granite. The reason for sharp edges is that the pieces wil grip together and hold their shape better, and as far as glue I used liquid concrete bonding adhesive, which looks like elemers glue and even smells like it, by adding a small amount between the rail and watering in with a spray bottle or fine hose mist. It's not important to glue it all down and is a good idea to leave sections loose so that the track can expand and contract with temperature changes, Billgrit

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Posted by thunderbird on Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:26 PM

Thanks chocho willy for your answer to my post.I will try the concrete bonding adhesive

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, August 31, 2018 5:10 PM

Thunderbird,

How far along in the project are you?  We needed flexibility, and it has been to our advantage to float the track on the gravel that sits on top of the garden bed (This was the result of a miscommunication with the dirt and rock delivery guy.).  We are moving - SLOWLY - toward's Bill's suggestions, but only as the railroad and its crew matures.

 

Eric

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