Ooops!...glue in the turnout!!!

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Matt Probst, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    I accidentally squeezed too hard on a tube of CA and it shot out into the throw bar of an Atlas code 100 turnout:( :eek: .....
    I immediately put some de-bonder into the problem area and that loosened it up somewhat, but not nearly enough. The turnout is now residing in a sink full of soapy water but I'm not optimistic:mad: .

    Any ideas?

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Might try a little acetone but be very very careful with it It has been known to desolve some plastics.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Did your CA eat into the plastic, or is it on the surface? You might be able just to scrape it off with an x-acto blade.
    If it got between the throwbar and the ties, you may be in trouble.
    You now have a turnout for your dummy interchange track. :eek:
  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Don't Laugh!!!......Put it in the freezer.....the CA will get brittle and you can just chip it off with a sharp knife:eek:
  5. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Whoever would have thought about the freezer. I makes a lot of sense:cool:
  6. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    It worked!

    Thanks Vic!!....I had to dig a litle between the tie and throwbar, so now I got to see if everything is still in gauge. But it now freely moves! Whod've thunk?:D :rolleyes:

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Matt...Glad it worked!!!:) CA glue won't hold on hard surfaces at temps below freezing after it has set.

    The other thing that will destroy it is concentrated UV light but I figured that you wouldn't want to take your turnout to a tanning salon!!:D :D :D :D :D
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks Vic, I learn something every day.:D
  9. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thank you Vic for these tricks concerning CA! I knew acetone and UV but never heard about using low temperatures.

    Next addition to the work bench: A small tank with liquid Nitrogene and a well insulated syringe to apply Nitrogene drops??? :D :D :D

    Just a suggestion: Shouldn't you post these hints in the Tips-n-tricks thread at the Scratchin' & Bashin' section?

  10. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Heck Ron!:D After 40 + years in this hobby I have trouble just remembering that I have trains unless something or some one "jarrs" my memory:D :D :D :D Hmmm!! Now let me think...which sock goes on which foot!!!:D :D :D :D :D
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great tip Vic - I just know I'll be using it lots!!!!!

    Another tip if you catch it right away is to keep moving the parts, fingers, etc that you don't want to stick together for about 10 seconds (the time it takes the glue to set) and the CA glue will not bond.

    I've used that tip more times than I care to mention, LOL!


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