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Hi,

Found this product that may be of use to others for building track on templates when you want to remove the template before laying the track on the layout :-

Double sided low tack tape

Available in 3 widths. Strong adhesive on one side to place face down on the template and low tack ( like a post-it note sticky bit ) on the other surface. Holds the sleepers/timbers in place while adding the chairs and rails but allows the completed track to easily peel off when complete. May even be suitable for re-using the template but not tried that yet.

Other suppliers may be available but I haven't seen any yet.

Rob


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Rob,

Any idea how thick this tape is? Wondering if one could use it the other way around, so remove both track and tape from the template then use the low tack side to lay it.

Nigel
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Nigel Brown wrote: Rob,

Any idea how thick this tape is? Wondering if one could use it the other way around, so remove both track and tape from the template then use the low tack side to lay it.

Nigel
Hi Nigel,

It is thin just like regular double sided tape if you have ever used that. I just took a piece of the low tack, removed the backing without sticking it to anything and folded it back on itself many times. Very roughly 12 layers gives a total of about 0.9mm in thickness. I said it was thin........HTH :)

It may have some slight 'squash' when pressed together like this but you get the idea. It isn't foam type tape by any means.

Rob

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Rob Manchester wrote: Nigel Brown wrote: Rob,

Any idea how thick this tape is? Wondering if one could use it the other way around, so remove both track and tape from the template then use the low tack side to lay it.

Nigel
Hi Nigel,

It is thin just like regular double sided tape if you have ever used that. I just took a piece of the low tack, removed the backing without sticking it to anything and folded it back on itself many times. Very roughly 12 layers gives a total of about 0.9mm in thickness. I said it was thin........HTH :)

It may have some slight 'squash' when pressed together like this but you get the idea. It isn't foam type tape by any means.

Rob
Interesting. What I tend to do is lay regular double-sided tape along the template with the backing-paper underneath and still on, and fix it at the ends (beyond the template) with magic tape. Cutting the ends of the double-sided tape then enables me to lift the complete track assembly off the template, after which I can remove the backing tape and carefully lay it where I want it. This does have a couple of disadvantages:
(1) because the tape is only fixed at the ends, there's potential for it to shift in the middle, and
(2) you have to be very careful when laying it because moving it if you get it wrong is difficult.

In practice, neither of these is too much of a problem if care is used. But this stuff sounds as though it could make life easier.

Nigel

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Nigel,

Sounds like you need to splash out on a roll. My plan from now on is to use this tape to build chunks of track at the workbench and then remove it from the template and transfer to the layout. Copydex or similar would then be used to fix it down.

I was also thinking that you could use this tape to make the common crossings first using the upside down method on a reversed template with n/s or brass strips to keep the alignment. Maybe I will try that too soon.

Rob


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