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Posted - 07/05/2019 :  7:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recently realized that I've never built a structure using any of George's metal walls (Swackhammer's, Seawall's, Chippy Hollow, etc). I purchased RailroadKits.com Harbor Fish Market walls and thought I'd reproduce this simple structure.

My first question is how did George glue these together?
My second, how did you do it?

I've got some ideas but I figure it's good to tap into a know resource.

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  10:07:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not built these kits but, I do build a lot or white metal kits in ON30. I have found the best way to fix the parts is low temp solder. Go to youtube and search "soldering white metal kits". You can also use 5 minute epoxy or thick super glue.

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  10:13:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rich,

I checked out the instructions in my Swackhammer's kit by George, and he stated he would recommend using super glue, but because of the weight, a 2-part, 5 minute epoxy, would be better to use.

When I constructed the tribute model I made for Chester and Frederic', I used two metal walls as a base for the red shed on my diorama. I purchased the metal walls from Railroad kits.

Below is the glue I used for metal joinery, made by Testors for metal and wood models.

Since my two walls were the only ones showing on the "basement" section, I also glued them to a small block of wood (hidden from view), for stability, especially at the corner where they would be joined. I hope this helps.


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Jim Mooney
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  6:07:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
5 min epoxy...no other...

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  8:17:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the responses Lars, Rich and Jim.

The soldering seems like a nice idea but I'm a pretty sloppy at soldering.

Interesting that George recommended using super glue.

Looks a quick setting 2-part epoxy wins. I'm going to pick up something called KwickWeld. Sets pretty quickly and can be worked.

I do like the idea of bracing. I found some 1/4" square pieces of sugar pine in the bin that should do the trick.

The Testor's looks interesting. Maybe I'll use that for the bracing.



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Glen Haasdyk

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  10:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never built a FSM kit but I have built several Woodland scenics metal kits and I've assembled all the walls with 5 minute epoxy. I did assemble a WS grader kit with CA but it fell apart after a few years. I find the weight of a cast metal structure works against itself unless you use a pretty strong adhesive with decent shear strength.

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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  12:43:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just another thought.

Having used Gorilla Glue a couple of times I find it pretty robust in it's binding qualities. Just don't even think about moving it once it's bonded. Any good contact cement I would think would work well too. Walthers Goo as an example but not the only one.

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