Laying track on paper templates
Posted 12 February 2018 - 14:55
This time given the quantity I would like to use conventional ink jet paper
I’m a bit concerned about it’s reaction to PVA
I suppose I’ll just have to lay a test piece
But in the meantime any one have any experiences
Posted 12 February 2018 - 19:14
Personally I use spray mount (cheaper equivalent), this gives a couple of seconds to adjust the template before sticking firmly.
In the past I got into a bit of a mess as the paper template distorted slightly in the wet pva.
Also harder to get completely flat.
Horse for courses though, whatever works for you.
Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:52
my concern is also when ballasting with PVA , will that distort the already secured paper template and dislodge the track ?
I have always glued my templates down with good quality PVA. It seems to have less water in it. The template does bubble a little but then shrinks back to original size.
I then glue wood sleepers down with Revell Contacta Liquid Special / Uhu.
When ballasting I have never had any problem whatsoever with the PVA joint.
By the way, I glue ballast with 50/50 diluted water based Matt Varnish. It doesn't discolour the ballast and doesn't harden off so much. Add a little IPA to the mixture and pre mist the ballast with water/IPA before dropping in the varnish mixture.
Best of luck.
Edited by dasatcopthorne, 16 February 2018 - 09:52 .