Metal Casting Detail Parts Question

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by TomPM, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I just received my order of detail parts from Scale Structures. These items are all made from metal castings. So far they look great. There is almost no flash on them unlike the last set of metal detail parts I got from Woodland Scenics. Several of the items require assembly. In looking them over I realized that I have never assembled metal casting pieces before. This then leads me to my question. What kind of glue do I use to assemble the metal castings.
  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I've always used either CA or 5-minute epoxy. I lean a little more to the epoxy because I feel it will take a little more abuse than the CA before it breaks,
  3. petey

    petey Member

    Hi Tom,
    The obvious answer is soldering. This, from those guys who are good at it, and always have a hot iron at their side. I think they carry them in a belt holster.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    What kind of metal are the parts made of? If "white metal," use CA or 5 minute epoxy. I don't think you can solder "white metal." If brass, I would clean, flux, and solder it.
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    Russ they are white metal.
  6. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    you can solder white metal with a temperature controlled soldering iron and low temp solder however for scenic detail parts rather than bits that are going to carry a load (e.g. locomotive kits) it is probably not worth the bother. Super glue or epoxy.

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