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    Default N Scale People: How to glue to sidewalk, etc.

    What do I use to glue these ittle bitty people to a sidewalk, park, etc?

    Thank you.

    P.S. White glue didn't work. No adhesive.

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    CA glue. Or if you think to move them, this one. Personally i did not like, my diorama is one movable, not fixed, and things tent to fly fast.
    https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscen...show/item/A198
    I LIKE TO WORK WITH BIG SHIP ENGINES BUT I SPEND MY FREE TIME AROUND N SCALE TRAIN MODELS.

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    Thanks. Somehow ( i know not how) I found an old thread and will try aileenes tacky glue or museum wax.

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    Here's the one from the nscale.net way-back-when machine:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?22206-What-is-the-best-glue-for-holding-N-scale-people-in-place


    And in post #25 from this thread, our late Senior Moderator Brian C, adds this piece of sage advice:

    Add your figures (if you will be using them) as you are constructing the area. DO NOT WAIT and add them after the fact. If you do, you will be making life so much more difficult for yourself! Just one of the things I have learned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotrain64 View Post
    Here's the one from the nscale.net way-back-when machine:
    Yup that's one I found. Think I googled.....

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    Hi JKeenan0407,

    Clear silicone caulk. If bumped the people will spring back, or come loose without damage.

    It's tacky enough to hold position while drying and can be cut with hobby knife if you ever need to reposition the people.
    Happy Modeling

    Bruce

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    I've been using white glue for 20 years. No problems so far.

    -Mark

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    In the UK we have a product called Anitas' Tacky Glue, it comes with a fine tipped applicator and dries clear, appears to be some kind of concentrated PVA. Once applied I leave for 10-15s then put the item in place, works pretty well but I might not use it on an exhibition layout that gets moved around a lot. Having said that, I stuck these 3d printed aircon units to the front of the building and the figures with the stuff and, despite knocking it over several times, nothing has moved
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    I use Lexel clear silicone adhesive. As @BruceNscale said, it has a certain resilience. I travel with my layout quite a bit and probably have $300 worth of population. Travel vibration rarely dislodges figures.

    The adhesive grips immediately, but you can adjust the position and posture of your figures for a minute or two. If I want to move a figure, the silicone leaves no trace, can be scraped off the shoes or bum of the figure, and no damage to feet or legs.

    Not just any clear silicone adhesive works. I was using a different brand, but they stopped producing it in 10 oz tubes, so I explored a LOT of brands before finding the Lexel.
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