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Saltney, OOO me trusses!


Jon Fitness

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Seems a bit busy for a Sunday here in Chester PSB :angry: Interfering with my modelling time :rolleyes:

Had a huge T3 block that had to be shortened and re-written then when the trains started running along come a load of diversions. tsk.tsk.

Still... managed to cut out a roof truss from foamex sheet for the goods shed. I reckon I'll need 6 or 7 so being a lazy b+++++r I'll draw round the first one a few times rather than mark them all up. They won't be part of the structure as such, just there to create a bit of atmsphere in the goods shed, especially as I have cut skylights in the roof.

I did all of the cutting and left the loose cut outs in position until all of them were loose to keep the strength in it while I was hacking away.

 

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The strange notch at the top is to clear the wooden spar that runs between the end walls and acts as the main support for the roof.

First trial fit doesn't look too crap bad.

 

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What are you using to glue together?

 

Zap CA or Zap-A-gap superglue. Seems to be holding firm at the moment. I have previously had some Foamex material that took Plastic Weld but this stuff won't have it!

Jon F

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Thought you would say that, I cant get it to take plastic weld either. Im using Jarvis CA good stuff, just fed up of picking dried bits of glue of my fingers ! Not to mention the odd "oo Im stuck" moment :) I was hoping you had some non hazardous solution !!

 

Have you also noticed if you use it to stick clear plasic glazing the CA fumes react with fingerprints, leaving a clean window with a white finger print in the middle 10 mins after !!! Very annoying can see why they use CA fumes on CSI !!!

 

John

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I was hoping you had some non hazardous solution !!

 

Have you also noticed if you use it to stick clear plasic glazing the CA fumes react with fingerprints, leaving a clean window with a white finger print in the middle 10 mins after !!! Very annoying can see why they use CA fumes on CSI !!!

 

John

 

I wish! Even epoxy doesn't stick too well :angry: . The only other stuff that works is Evo-stick but that is always a bit "boingy" even when it's set. Might try "Gripfil" or No-Nails if things get too bad.

As far as superglue and windows are concerned--"Never the twain shall meet" is the golden rule I think.

Evo-stick for a strong joint on windows or double sided sticky tape if you have a nice flat surface behind the window.

JF

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