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Best glue for scenery
on March 26, 2012
This is a great glue for model scenery. We use it for model trains, gluing anything from ballast on the track to sand, dirt, grass, etc. It works great, dries with matte finish and hardly leaves any trace. It's water soluble and cleans up and washes easily.
It is a runny glue, not to be confused with Scenic Glue, 8oz from Woodland Scenics. Scenic Glue is thick and used to clue model trees or posts in place. Scenic Cement is runny, dispenses easily and penetrates porous material intended to be glued very well.
One trick that helps in applying Scenic Cement for gluing material like track ballast is to dampen the material with plain rubbing alcohol first before applying Scenic Cement. Wetting it with alcohol first helps Scenic Cement get through the material even better. It makes a lot of difference. We use a simple medicine dropper to apply both alcohol and Scenic Cement. For laying down ballast on an N-scale track, dropper is sufficient. We prefer to use the dropper even for larger areas rather than a spray bottle as the spraying can move your material, such as grass out of place.
As mentioned earlier, the glue is quite runny and takes some time to dry. Plus when you're gluing ballast, grass or any other scenery material it's good to soak it well. So don't expect it to be dry in minutes. We typically leave it alone overnight. But when it dries it has matte finish and is rock solid.