Re: Freight Cars vs Glue

Mike Brock <brockm@...>

Tim O'Connor writes:

I know we're just getting started, but I hope (as Dick Harley implied)
that we can eliminate very general, generic modeling questions and try
to stick to the relevant matter of freight cars.
"The discussion about GLUE has been covered in virtually every mailing list
since the beginning of time
and I hope that now that's it come up and been discussed, that that is the
last we'll see of it here...
As I said in my comments pertaining to the objectives of the STMFC, I don't
expect this forum to be quiet. At the same time, the description that I laid
out includes...."....and various techniques of building models of them.
Emphasis is to be placed on the study of the prototype with a goal of
producing models of them with as great a degree of accuracy as possible."

While I hope that we will see a strong emphasis placed by this group on the
study of the prototype, I also hope that we will see as much emphasis placed
on techniques of modeling these things. While we have, indeed, discussed
various glues, there are new glues becoming available. There is, in fact, a
newly developed glue that apparently will, for the first time, allow details
such as those produced by Detail Associates to be easily attached to
styrene. So, given that, I do not believe we should look with askance at
discussions about subjects that have been discussed before. As someone had
to have said sometime before..."It's how much, isn't it?"

If you like, I can compile a list of adhesives from those that have been
suggested today and over the years, and put a FAQ entry into the files
A very good idea. Thanks.

For that matter, perhaps Tom Madden may want to share his wonderful
treatise on casting resins with us, as a preventative measure!
Another very good idea.

Mike Brock
STMFC Moderator

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