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    Default Attaching Micro/Trains Flatcar Weathered Decks

    Recently came across Micro/trains Flatcar Weathered Decks at my LHS. At first I thought they were paper stickers but upon closer exam they are actually wooden without any adhesive. Has anyone tried them and if so, how did you attack the deck to the car? I picked up the ones for Bulkhead flats.
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    Almost picked these up myself.
    There are no directions?

    I saw a HO Exact Rail video using CA glue.
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    I used a thin layer of Aleene's Tacky glue. I also used small clamps to hold them in place while the glue dried. For the record, with the tacky glue, you can slide a thin exacto blade between the car and the deck and pop them off if need be.

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    I finally got around to trying this out. MRLDave's suggestion seems to be working. I even had to pry one end piece off when I found it had set crooked. No damage and another thin coat of Aleene's Tacky Glue and we are set. Jugtown Modeler-> No directions included nor could I find anything on their web site. Here are some photos of the end results. I set similar car next to it for comparison. The one problem I found is that the edges are a lighter color, looking like fresh wood. I tried using a pencil to color the edge at it seems to work. In the photos, I only used the pencil on the top of the end on the left. All others are untreated. The last photo shows the car with a load. Obviously, I have not done any other weathering to this car yet. All in all, I like them for the bulkhead flats. I am not sure if I will use them for other flats. These would be a good idea for gondolas. Cheers. Maurice
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    I purchased a set of these when they first came out, and they are self-adhesive. Just peal off the backing. I did need to sand down one of the loads for the car, to reduce the chance of wearing off the finish when the load is removed or loaded. They look nice.

    I'm sorry. I just checked them and I used double stick tape to put them on. I was thinking of another brand.
    Last edited by djdano; 10th Feb 2023 at 09:50 AM. Reason: Mistake

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