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Offline applor  
#1 Posted : 02 August 2010 08:54:46(UTC)
applor

Australia   
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Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Hello everyone!

So I've got a 3-stall engine shed which has the walls erected but no roof. I want to expand it with some more engine sheds so I need to remove one of the walls.

What is the best way to do it?

Thanks!
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 02 August 2010 10:26:41(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hi Eric,
Having bashed many plastic kits and plastic buildings, the best way is to simply prise them apart. Very often, if the glue was used sparingly, it will make a surpprisingly clean break along the original divides.

You can always soften the joint first with some of the wife's or daughter's nail polish remover, or some liquid plastic glue, or solvent like acetone.

regards
Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail HO (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail OO (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge - Live Steam 90mm (3.1/2 inch) gauge.
Offline David Dewar  
#3 Posted : 02 August 2010 13:15:14(UTC)
David Dewar

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Location: Scotland
As Kimball says you can usually just prise it apart. I have also used a Dremel with the cutting disc attached.

dave
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
Offline obxbill  
#4 Posted : 03 August 2010 02:50:42(UTC)
obxbill

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Location: manteo, nc
I have found that if you stick them in the freezer for a bit, the glue joint will break easier. I've used this for dismantling old car models.

Bill
Marklin HO and Z also Hornby 00 and US 2-rail
Offline muzza  
#5 Posted : 03 August 2010 06:22:05(UTC)
muzza

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obxbill wrote:
I have found that if you stick them in the freezer for a bit, the glue joint will break easier. I've used this for dismantling old car models.

Bill


Good simple tip Bill . ThanksThumpUp

Murray
Offline applor  
#6 Posted : 03 August 2010 09:42:45(UTC)
applor

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Posts: 1,539
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Thanks for the advice!
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
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