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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2013 06:22 pm
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W C Greene



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Alwin, here's another plan. Coat the bottom of the rails with PLIOBOND or GOO (contact cement) and let it dry. Then while using some track gauges to hold the rails in gauge, carefully run a hot soldering iron on the top of the rails. This will soften the glue and then when it cools (almost instantly), the rails will be held in place. If there is a gauge problem or expansion occurs, just do this operation again. I suggest trying it first with scrap rail on scrap wood/ties to get it down. How old is this idea? It was being used in the early 1960's to hold code 40 rail down in HOn3 since spikes at the time were too big. An old idea that works well and may help you here.

Woodie



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