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    Default Affixing PC board ties to cork roadbed?

    Does anyone know what to use to glue down pc board ties to cork roadbed? My Clear Silicon II Caulk does not seem to be doing the trick... I want these ties to be bulletproof!

    I'm laying Atlas Code 55 flextrack, and it would be nice to find out what people are using that works well, both for the Atlas C55 plastic ties and the PC board ties.

    I've heard gorilla glue is decent for affixing ties to plywood board, but I'm unsure if this works for the cork roadbed.
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    I've used Gorilla Glue for this. I was using it on the ends of sections where I didn't want the track to move during disassembly and reassembly, similar to FreeMoN module ends.

    I would recommend using wood instead of cork in this area because cork just isn't very strong. Also don't use too much because the Gorilla Glue tends to foam up and can rise above the ties as it cures. Try it on some test sections to get the hang of it before using it on a visible part of your layout.

    For the ME Code 55 track, I've very happy using latex caulk.
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    I have used contact cement on some of my track and have used CA on some of it both worked good for me.
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    I wouldn't use SILICONE CAULK. Like Tim R said use LATEX CAULK. I have used latex caulk for a long time. Don't know about using contact cement, Gorilla glue and CA I want my track work to be able to be taken up if need be. I can move/take up track with latex caulk, but the GLUES would be almost permanent. I would experiment and see what solution works best for you.
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