For Tyson,

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Wyomingite, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi again Tyson,

    Being in my opinion one of the best ballast layers I ever seen I have a question for you. The other day I did some ballast work using white glue and water mix. 50\50. In a nasty place under a bridge I got to high with my ballast causing derailments. Is there any way I can fix that without tearing up the track? I tried carefully trying to chip it away but getting nowhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I been running on that track for over a year and its been trouble free. Ron :eek: :eek:
  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Wyomingite, If it's not the waterproof version of white glue, I've had success in softening the glue by simply saturating the defective area with luke warm water.
    Have patience and give it time to soften, it will happen :) .

  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Ron if we are talking a small area (1-3 inches long) fill a eye dropper with warm water and apply to the area (you want it wet but not flooded) and let sit for a few minutes then you should be able to pick out the offending pieces. If it's a larger area you might want to use a spray bottle to apply the water to save time. Hope this helps! :)
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :D :D :D :D Or you could do what Errol said! :D :D :D Errol do great minds think alike or what???? :rolleyes: :p :D
  5. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Thanks a bunch guys I'm heading out to the shop with the warm water. Ron ;) ;)
  6. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Tyson Errol

    Thanks a million guys and it was just under the bridge. I had it cleaned up and was running in thirty minutes and what a relief. I just knew I be tearing out track and bridge. I was using the Elmers white glue and it did'nt take long to soften it up. Well thanks to you guys I'm going back out to the shop turn down the lights and run some trains. Sure can't thank you enough.

    Ron :D :D :D :D
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Nice to see a happy ending. This place is great, innit?:)
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Glad to be of help!

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