DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
- 25 Oct 2009
Bachmann must use some heavy duty solvent glue because most Emily coaches I've seen, the glue that holds the glazing has distorted the outside walls and shiny paintwork where the glue blobs are.I have been struggling to remove the glazing out of mine. Theres a lot of glue holding them on along the sides. Perhaps I should be brave but dont want to crack them unless I can help it. Your Claribels look very tidy!!
Just looked at that thread - thanks for the link! Annie/Claribel have morphed into a variety of different guises it seems!
I have an extra Claribel to make into a Henrietta for Toby. I'm just holding off just in case Bachmann come out with one but I doubt it considering the way the large scale market is now.Just looked at that thread - thanks for the link! Annie/Claribel have morphed into a variety of different guises it seems!
Same here. I bought a Claribel the same tie I bought my Toby. Originally I was going to do a whole rake of cars from one of the Rev's original stories "Toby's Vintage Train". I may still... we shall see... Currently a dismantled Claribel sits on a shelf; roof badly repainted, glazings removed, and holes drilled for new handrails.I have an extra Claribel to make into a Henrietta for Toby. I'm just holding off just in case Bachmann come out with one but I doubt it considering the way the large scale market is now.
It probably does if in contact for any period of time. I'm talking about the priming fluid or thinners. You don't want to get any on the visible parts at all but if it does and you wipe it off real quick within a second or two it won't blemish things to the point of not being able to polish out. The stuff can run everywhere that's why just a minute amount via syringe only to the stubborn glue joins which are all below the windows anyway. A scraper blade prying the window a little to create a gap to poke the syringe and once the glue softens with pressure they hopefully pop off. The thin top glue line on the Thomas/Emily coaches can be easily parted with a sharp craft knife first.<Mild thread-drift warning!>
I was under the impression, that any glue which would 'fog' glazing, even if sparingly used. would tend to have the remains of the solvent (?) migrate, over time, into the visible part of the window? - Or have I got this wrong??