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#1 Junctionmad

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 14:55

I know we discussed this before , in the past I’ve sinply PVA’ed the template permanently under the track and Ballasted , but I used light card which suffered no ill effects from the PVA.

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

Thanks

Dave



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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.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 21:29

my concern is also when ballasting with PVA , will that distort the already secured paper template and dislodge the track ?



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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 ?

 

Guys.

 

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.

 

Dave.


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#5 Gordon A

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 17:43

I have glued a paper template down with silver Pritt stich, then stuck wooden (Ply) sleepers down using the same glue.

 

I then ballasted using Deluxe Glues Ballast Glue.

 

Everything is stuck down OK and solid.

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 21:15

I have used double sided tape to fasten the plan down to some gash ply when building a point for a friend. He then carefully remove it from the board and fastened down, not sure what with though. The sleepers are fastened down with PVA