Kit Mounting?

virtual-bird Aug 24, 2000

  1. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    OK... you have your nice kit beaten to hell look nothing like they were designed to anymore, finished and painted...

    when mounting them on the layout how do you mount them?

    Glue them in place or ...

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  2. ten87

    ten87 TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by virtual-bird:
    OK... you have your nice kit beaten to hell look nothing like they were designed to anymore, finished and painted...when mounting them on the layout how do you mount them? Glue them in place or ...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    If you're talking about structures, I either CA them in place so I can do scenery right up to the edges. Or, if I need/want it removeable, I put finishing nails in the layout at the inside corners of the structure so that the building won't vibrate out of place, yet I can still pick it up when I want to.

    I don't like to glue tall things like power poles, radio towers, etc., because they always get in the way when I'm doing something else, and because of the height they break really easy. On those, I try to have a pin or post extend below the layout top so all I have to do is drill a hole to mount it. When I want to get it out of the way, I just pick it off the layout.

    Ed Harrison
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If I don't want to permanently fix a structure to the layout, I glue thin balsa round the building right up to the walls, so the ground cover can be right up to the walls, and look 'set in' instead of sitting on top. But the building can still be removed, for fitting interior, lighting, etc.

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