buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

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buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby royeslough » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:31 pm

A new question for everyone.

I am building a layout for my son which will be stood against the wall when not in use, therefore everything needs to be securely fixed down.

I have just purchased some new buildings (Hornby derelict farm) to add to some plastic ones I already have from an old layout.

These new buildings are a moulded plaster construction which now gives the the problem of how to fix them down so they do not move/fall off when the board is stood on it's side.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby craw607 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:45 pm

I maybe wrong but I think the Hornby buildings are a resin material.
What about drilling a small hole then fix wire through it then through basboard and twist to secure it.
You then could have scnery round where the holes are drilled to hide them.
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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby poliss » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:58 pm

Try Copydex which is a latex based adhesive. Your local carpet shop may sell an unbranded variety cheaper.

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby noel » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:40 am

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You could also try Bath & Kitchen silicone grout & adhesive.

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby b308 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:24 am

Self tapper through the baseboard?

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:14 am

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby flying scotsman123 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:25 am

i know this isn't exactly what you asked for, but what i'm planning to do with my mew layout is to have small collections of buildings on their seperate board that gets taken off and stored under my bed when the layout goes against the wall
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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:55 am

If the board is going to be stored on end, some form of lift of pieces will be better. If you put the board upper face to the wall, buildings may get crushed. If you have it face out they are likely to get knocked. I would have anything above platform height removable.
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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:03 am

in that case perhaps a couple of dowels in the baseboard with matching holes in the base of the building or vice versa
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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby royeslough » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:28 pm

The buildings will not get crushed as I am putting a 12" backscene around the three edges of the board. This will create an open "box" protecting all the buildings etc. on the baseboard.

My current thinking is to glue small blocks into the interior corners of the building. Then to use a self tapper from below through the baseboard and into the block.
This is in addition to a seam of glue around the bottom edge of the building.

The removable section would be a good idea, but not on this particular layout.
I like the idea of using wire to fix down the building but am worried that drilling might fracture the resin/plaster, but might use this method for the plastic Hornby buildings I already have.

Thanks for the suggestions I will report on my results next week (a weekend building progam is planned)

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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby Forfarian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Try the hot glue guns, they work a treat.
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Re: buildings now in plaster- How to fix to baseboard?

Postby royeslough » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:28 pm

Here is the result.

I glued small blocks inside the buildings, drilled a pilot through the base board then screwed from beneath to hold down the building,
In addition I used clear no more nails along the edges.

The clear no more nails has proved wonderful stuff. I have used it to fix down the plastic buildings (no screws) and all the trees.
Within 20 secs the trees were fairly secure and after a few hours permanently fixed.

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