Few model railway questions have such an absolute answer as this.
If, like many railway modellers, you build paper card kits from Metcalfe and others you may be wondering what the best glue for assembling them is.
I’d never really thought about it to be honest. I’d always just stuck with the obvious: good old PVA white glue.
This stuff has so many uses on and around a layout I hadn’t considered there might be another, better, option.
That was until this very question was asked on on the Model Railway Engineer Builders community.
Of the 20 replies offering suggestions no less than recommended Roket Card Glue.
I’ve not come across this particular glue before so I investigated.
It’s less stringy the UHU, faster setting than standard white glue but stays tacky for long enough to allow slight repositioning of the card and the 79 reviews from around the web are very positive.
- “probably the best glue of its kind”,
- “the best card glue I have ever tried”, and
- “brought this item for use on metcalfe models and it works perfectly”
Say it all. In fact, the only slight negative comment was its price. It’s slightly more than some other glues but having used it on a few kits I’m now convinced it’s worth the slight extra.
So if you’ve downloaded some free paper card kits, picked up the free one given away recently on a model railway magazine or have purchased a kit from Metcalfe or Superquick get yourself some Roket Card Glue (or on this link if you’re building a model railroad in America).
I’d love to hear if you agree.
Photo, William Doran of a Metcalfe paper card kit. Reproduced here by kind permission.
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