You're up to 53 now. And I'm sure that in the last hour, at least some of those 19 people declined to answer because of the attitude conveyed by your last post. And you managed to wait a whole 4 hours before you got snarky. You need to be patient. People may have viewed your post thinking you were going to recommend a product, or that you were having trouble or something with a given brand or application (because the words "Contact Cement" leaves open a wide range of possibilities). And, certainly, many of those people may be visitors not members and can't reply.Out of 34 people seeing this post, I assume you all attach your roadbed and track in a different manner. Open to other suggestions. Thank you.
I don't know why you would assume that from the absence of responses. People use whatever works, if they have it handy, if it is otherwise available, and if it's cost-effective. I've seen people claim to use yellow glue, PVA, DAP Alex Plus, Liquid Nails for Projects, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Mod Podge or other gloss/matte medium. If you have contact cement, sure, why not. You'll need a lot more than would be found in your typical $5 tube of it. DAP would cover about 20 times the length for the same price. It's what I use, the clear stuff. I goes on white, but dries a very light clear yellow colour. Stays somewhat flexible, too, which allows the tracks to squirm a wee bit when the roadbed and supporting structure contracts and expands due to changes in humidity and temperature.Out of 34 people seeing this post, I assume you all attach your roadbed and track in a different manner. Open to other suggestions. Thank you.
Unless, of course, you're using an extruded foam subroadbed.no glue just screws through ties to base. easier if you have to change something.
Weldwood didn't stick cork? That's very surprising. Perhaps cork is too porous. I use weldwood to apply veneers all the time. It works great.Thank you all. This is all very helpful. I tried DAP Weldwood: it did not stick cork to plywood but did stick plastic ties to cork. I tried Gorilla Glue in the caulk tube and it stuck it all. I have Liquid Nails in the caulk tube but haven't tried it yet.
Magic's comment above notwithstanding, no would not have recommended the use of nails. Especially in my case, foam roadbed to an extruded foam base isn't a good mix with nails. Too many chances for things to work loose and move.I read through all the responses and no one suggested common old nails cork to plywood however I understand the topic was about using some sort of contact cement so it's understandable. Another alternative - I have used Atlas track nails on all my layouts to fix track to cork and cork to plywood and been satisfied with the results. Easy to apply, move if necessary and without the mess of adhesives.
What is a good contact cement for attaching cork roadbed to plywood and then attaching track to the roadbed?
Thank you all in advance.
When I use contact cement I use on Weldwood Original. to work well on wood and cork it takes to coats, letting each dry thoroughly.
Most of the cork I put down, however, I just glued down with Tighbond II Wood Glue.