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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 04:55 am
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Michael M



Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
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My outdoor layout (35n2) has survived without any major problems so far.  I've been using flexible track and it seems to be okay.  I do paint my track and hit it with a UV protective spray, and it's buried in ballast (sand & dirt), so maybe that helps.  I use mortar instead of plaster for the scenery, and everything is glued down with Titebond III.

Some of the boards on my borax tipple come loose, but some super glue fixes that real quick.  Some signs on some of the buildings have faded, so those are slowly getting replaced.

I'm getting more selective in the materials and glues that I use knowing that the structures have to deal with Mother Nature.

Here in Southern California the temperatures are not too extreme so that helps.



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