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    Posted: 18 Oct 2016 at 1:55pm
Working in N scale everything is just that much smaller and more delicate than in the larger trains. I've tried various adhesives for attaching people to my layout - plastic cement, Elmer's glue and HobbyTac. What I have found works best (for me) is clear silicone adhesive.

My layout travels a lot to shows, in the back of a horse trailer. Sometimes it is a rough ride. The clear silicone adhesive stands up to the abuse.

Unlike cement, the figures stand upright immediately with silicone and it disappears when dry. If you need to move a figure later, the silicone can be removed from styrene with a fingernail without leaving a mark.

I also use it for holding structural pieces of polystyrene foam together.

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Gordon
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There is so-called figure glue, which is (as far as I can tell) a type of rubber cement.  It is removable, but holds items quite well.  I've used it not just for figures but also for loads in/on ope freight cars.  I'm not sure how it would hold up for transport.

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