Phase 1 complete, roll on Phase 2
- 23 Feb 2018
Please post photographs John. It will be interesting to see. I welcome any sort of visual information because, what is the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" especially for some one who doesn't read very well.Sarah,
If you want a cleaner alternative, I've been using very small screws to reconnect the rail where the tie plates have broken on my sleepers (almost all of my track is second hand, so there's some repairs to be done!). If you're interested in going that route, let me know! I'll get the information together and snap a photo or two for you!
I have some of this but it is quite old and whilst not rock-hard it isn't very pliable either. Does a member know whether it is possible to rejuvenate it, please?
Some years ago I spoke to the son of the inventor of this product, he now markets the stuff, he said that it does not need to be rejuvenated and should still be able to be used, even if, as you say, it had gone stiff, can't say that I had much luck with the old stuff and just replaced it with newI have some of this but it is quite old and whilst not rock-hard it isn't very pliable either. Does a member know whether it is possible to rejuvenate it, please?
Aha Green.Sorry to by picky, Dave, but the blue and yellow stuff isn't Milliput - it's generally known as "Greenstuff", for the fairly obvious reason that it is, as you say, green when uniformly mixed.
Milliput is also an epoxy putty, but comes in grey and yellowish sticks, or in colour variations for other grades (there is a "silver-grey" ultrafine grade).
"Greenstuff" was originally a plumber's putty, but was discovered by modellers and especially figure sculptors a long while ago and is one of the favourite modelling materials for a lot of the very best model figure designers.
Sarah if the sleeper in question is between 2 sleepers, still attached to the rail and is only cosmetic then drill a hole in it and bend a piece of stiff wire (8 gauge fencing wire if available) into a staple shape or tent peg shape and push that into the ground to hold it in place, If its anything like the ones I used it will be still there in 10 years time and a bugger to get up when you have to get it out (been there done that just recently) as it will rust and bond to the soil no glue involved just a bit of paint to hide it.I have a variety of adhesives including "super-glue", contact adhesive and I recently bought some new 2 part epoxy glue similar to that well known brand.
The beauty about 2-part epoxy glue is that it dries hard unlike, I have found contact adhesive, which always seem to be tacky.
Does any member, please, know of a one-part epoxy type glue instead of the usual two part?
It is for gluing sleepers to rail where they have become detached.
Sorry that took so long, Sarah! I was too lazy to walk outside in the rain so I repaired a different switch instead. Note the screw on the last tie. I took a photo of the screw packaging too. However, for this I used a shorter screw, I think its a 5/16".Please post photographs John. It will be interesting to see. I welcome any sort of visual information because, what is the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" especially for some one who doesn't read very well.