Future model railroad adhesive in there?

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Future model railroad adhesive in there?

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue May 24, 2016 2:05 pm

Future model railroad adhesive in there somewhere?
"The glue’s secret ingredients are tiny balls of sugar-coated proteins. These nanoparticles are highly uniform, allowing them to spread out and work their way into nooks and crannies of surfaces. Once the adhesive’s water evaporates, the nanoballs concentrate, and with the help of other materials, including calcium and pectin, the glue hardens. The research team thinks mimicking the approach could yield some new high-strength adhesives—"

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/ ... gest-glues
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Re: Future model railroad adhesive in there?

Postby Wenhaston » Tue May 24, 2016 2:09 pm

This could be very interesting...

I wonder how long it will take to develop and if it will be economical for our application?

I'm an O16.5er myself, but the more I look at this forum the more tempting a small O9 layout is!

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