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How many have their buildings glued together? I made my layout on wheels and I flip it up to work on the underside. I would like to attach the buildings so I don't have to remove them every time I work underneath it. This means I would have to glue them together. Any down side to this? Any suggestions? Thanks John

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Shifting gears a little bit - how do you folks cement layers of pink foam.  Hot glue melts it, Elmers white liquid glue drys white and takes forever to dry.  One other one I tried and sprayed carefully caused a slight shallow erosion.  I use bamboo stakes now, but that is simply wrong.  Thanks in advance

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Shifting gears a little bit - how do you folks cement layers of pink foam.  Hot glue melts it, Elmers white liquid glue drys white and takes forever to dry.  One other one I tried and sprayed carefully caused a slight shallow erosion.  I use bamboo stakes now, but that is simply wrong.  Thanks in advance

I use latex caulk. And a few brads to hold the foam in position.

I wouldn’t struggle with the unglued Plasticville structures falling apart to save its resale value.   The prices for this stuff is pretty low with tons of it available on the bay. I’m sure that new in the box for some items will bring somewhat of a price, but most of what we commonly have is just that. Common.
Perhaps, just tack gluing with a non permanent glue could be a solution. This is what I do with goop type of glue.
To me shipping it assembled would be more of a bother than unassembled.  Especially, if I sold several pieces.
Alan

years ago when I didn't know any better I used Elmer's white glue.  I have a Christmas only layout so I put the building away each year.  They held together nicely.

Now for the lucky benefit of using that white glue: Eventually I wanted to paint them and do other things to improve the look knowing that I would never want to sell them so no harm.  I soaked each structure in water and after a short time they easily came apart - the glue washed off easily too.

- walt

“Shifting gears a little bit - how do you folks cement layers of pink foam.”

PPG Gripper, takes awhile to cure but works well. it’s a liquid and comes in qt and gallon sizes.

I also used Loctite PL 300 In caulk tube enhhh worked ok.

I also used weights evenly spaced to secure the sheets.

JMO

For what it’s worth there are several video test comparisons on YouTube.

Steven T

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