I think I broke it - what glue to use?

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  1. Fusion

    Fusion New Member

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    I purchased two of these N 17,600 Gallon Tank Cars and as I picked one up the ladder popped off :curse: I noticed there are little pin holes for the ladder to attach too. The ladder does stay on it's own but I'm afraid that it will fall off and get lost. I assume these are glued at the factory. What type of glue should I use?

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    A couple of dabs of CA adhesive, or styrene cement should fix it up fine!
  3. Fusion

    Fusion New Member

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    Thanks. Now is this common in the train modelling world, or is this my back luck? :cry:
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, I agree with Drew. Whatever you use, just use it sparingly or you'll find yourself trying to clean up the residue that seeps out.
  5. astrowolf67

    astrowolf67 New Member

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    I'd suggest putting a drop of CA for plastics on a piece of wax paper, using the tip of a pin or fine needle, dip it in the CA, and then put it in the holes. All you need is just enough to "wet" the inside surface of the holes. Put the ladder in place and let it dry. If you use too much, you'll have residue to clean up, and might end up with the whitening around the attachment points.