What glue to use when putting sitting figures in a passenger car?

Just received some RailKing passenger cars that have interior seats.

Just wondering what glue people use.

Would like a glue to hold the figure to the seat but it also can be removed without damaging the seats or figures.

I was thinking about a RTV silicone or Goop?

RonH

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I rarely if ever take passengers out after I get them in. Some passenger cars can be a real PITA to pull apart but if you want to remove them this works well.  Basically  the same idea of a thick white glue. 

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Just a very small dab of silicone works great and is easy to remove from both the passengers and the seat.

Jim

Agreed.  I haven't yet started populating my passenger cars, but I've installed engineer and fireman figures in several steam locomotives.  Clear silicone works for me.

Chris Lonero posted:

I rarely if ever take passengers out after I get them in. Some passenger cars can be a real PITA to pull apart but if you want to remove them this works well.  Basically  the same idea of a thick white glue. 

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Just received the RailKing Circus passenger cars (cars have never been run and are new).
The cars/engine are in the 2007 catalog.

Instruction state on how to replace the car’s interior bulb from removing the screws on the bottom and then shell pops off.
 Do not know if the interior seating stays on the frame or remains in the body/shell. Hopefully it is an easy access to the interior sitting.

Noticed that on eBay that a seller from china is selling seated painted figures in quantity. Figures do not have to be super detailed, just hope I can find a O gauge scale Clown to put in the Vista Dome.

Below are the pictures of the cars and engine.

This is my first modern type O gauge train with the electronics, been with prewar.

Ordered a new battery, battery charger, battery eliminator (from Gunrunner and want to see how this works), MTH z-1000 transformer. Looking to run this in conventional mode first, any suggestions?

 

 

RonH

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If these are the ones from  China that are sold in bulk,  you will also have to cut down their  leggs so they can fit in the seats.

Legless riders in the coaches should not be a problem, may have to get something better for the Vista Dome as you may be able to see there feet, 

RonH

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I use super glue.  Haven't lost a passenger yet.  Don't paint the seats for good glue adhesion.  Do paint the walls and floors with a contrasting flat paint.  The paint eliminates the monochromatic look of the interior and subdues the lighting.  It's worth the extra effort.

For such applications I use what used to be called "Tacky-Tac". Here's the equivalent:

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Pinch an itty bitty piece off, roll it into a little ball, stick to the figures butt... press the figure down onto the seat: Done. Want to reposition it? Help yourself. Want to remove it entirely and put in another location? Go for it. You can also place a tiny piece on the foot (or feet) of a figure and press-stick in place on platforms/etc. Leaves no residue. Never dries out. Since discovering the stuff decades ago, I've used tacky putty for all sorts of applications from permanent to semi-permanent.

Andre

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