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8645E70B-F529-4F87-9926-D06C333A79EBMy layout benchwork is on hold , waiting for new windows for our 1/1 building.  So my attention turned to this building that’s been abused in moving multiple times.  I lost the instructions, what glue would work best here ?  Thks , Rich

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8645E70B-F529-4F87-9926-D06C333A79EBMy layout benchwork is on hold , waiting for new windows for our 1/1 building.  So my attention turned to this building that’s been abused in moving multiple times.  I lost the instructions, what glue would work best here ?  Thks , Rich

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Personally, I find CA glue a good general adhesive for most modeling applications. Hot glue is my next best for quick-cure jobs.

Bob

I like using a slow setting gel type CA glue for these kinds of applications along with a spray CA accelerator. I find the gel does a better job of getting into all the tiny cracks and crevices; spreads easily with a toothpick and more evenly over the surface; and doesn't drip as readily as ordinary CA glue. Using a slow setting CA gel glue leaves enough time to work the panels square for the next step. Obviously, they should have been test fit (and adjusted, if necessary) prior to the glue application so the panels should come together quickly.

I always have a second person with me (usually my better half) armed with the spray accelerator and, once I have the pieces in place and all squared up to my satisfaction, I have them spray to lock everything in place. That way, I know nothing is going to move while the glue is drying.

On larger pieces, like the Korber roundhouse, after is everything is glued up, I pin the top and bottom of each corner with very thin (about 1/16") metal rods cut to about 1" long pieces, for extra bracing. I drill appropriate size holes in each corner; test fit the rod; and then CA glue and insert the rod all the way in a smudge past flush and let dry. Put a dab of putty on the end and put a dab of paint on it to match the color or use weathering chalk or even a sharpie of the right color. No one will ever notice.

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