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Offline Carlos  
#1 Posted : 01 January 2020 16:56:27(UTC)
Carlos

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Hi to all members and Happy New Year:


What's the best way to glue the Cork Roadbed and to be able to unglued and use it again. thank you and regards,

Carlos
Offline Chris6382chris  
#2 Posted : 01 January 2020 17:07:03(UTC)
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Hi Carlos. When I have used cork in the past, before I found Marklin M and then C Track I often found that the cork wasn't worth saving once making changes. Even when using white glue I still found the Cork didn't come up clean after using water.

Chris
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Offline Carlos  
#3 Posted : 01 January 2020 22:18:43(UTC)
Carlos

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Originally Posted by: Chris6382chris Go to Quoted Post
Hi Carlos. When I have used cork in the past, before I found Marklin M and then C Track I often found that the cork wasn't worth saving once making changes. Even when using white glue I still found the Cork didn't come up clean after using water.

Chris



Thank you Chris for your fast respond.

Regards,

Carlos
Offline jcrtrains  
#4 Posted : 01 January 2020 22:57:24(UTC)
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I nail down the cork. It can come up easily once nailed. However, I also ballast the cork and track with glue. Once that activity is complete, it will not come easily and it is better to start again.
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Offline PMPeter  
#5 Posted : 02 January 2020 00:58:44(UTC)
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I too nail down the cork and it comes up very easy when the nails are removed and in most cases can be reused. However, as previously mentioned, if it is ballasted it most likely is only good to be tossed once it is removed.

Peter
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#6 Posted : 02 January 2020 10:13:51(UTC)
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Don't glue the cork down. The track screws are enough to hold it in place.
Offline Carlos  
#7 Posted : 03 January 2020 03:00:19(UTC)
Carlos

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Originally Posted by: jcrtrains Go to Quoted Post
I nail down the cork. It can come up easily once nailed. However, I also ballast the cork and track with glue. Once that activity is complete, it will not come easily and it is better to start again.


Thank you all of you, but are you using the z scale nails?

Regards,

Carlos
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#8 Posted : 03 January 2020 03:26:48(UTC)
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Is this a Z Gauge question? If so, it is in the wrong part of the forum.
Offline jcrtrains  
#9 Posted : 03 January 2020 14:26:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Carlos Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: jcrtrains Go to Quoted Post
I nail down the cork. It can come up easily once nailed. However, I also ballast the cork and track with glue. Once that activity is complete, it will not come easily and it is better to start again.


Thank you all of you, but are you using the z scale nails?

Regards,

Carlos


I am doing this in HO. I use a thinner track nail for the cork.
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Offline David Dewar  
#10 Posted : 03 January 2020 23:36:15(UTC)
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Why not just put some glue at the edges of the cork bed. The track and buildings etc will hold the rest in place. If you want to use the cork again then just cut round the edges and remove them leaving the remainder available for use.
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
Offline fkowal  
#11 Posted : 06 January 2020 02:42:44(UTC)
fkowal

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Try Atlas No. 2540 HO & N track nails. They work well for me. They can be easily removed with a small set of pliers with out damaging the cork. The nails are black and blend in with the cork well.
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