Posts Tagged ‘model trains’

Model Trains, Slot Cars & More: Maintain Electrical Connections with Rail Zip

January 17th, 2013
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Rail Zip is a great product for cleaning and maintaining smooth tracks for trains and slot cars.  It is a highly concentrated track cleaner and corrosion inhibitor that can be used anywhere you find electrical connections, plugs and fuses.  It penetrates through corrosion and restores electrical conductivity while eliminating any arching or sparking.  A little bit of Rail Zip goes a long way.  Check out this awesome video by model train expert, Mike Fifer, for excellent tips for track maintenance!

Note:  Rail Zip is also a great product for maintaining outdoor light fixtures.  Use it anywhere you have the potential for electrical contact and corrosion problems. 

[Video Credit:  You Tube]

Model Mania

March 3rd, 2011
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 [Video Credit:  Hoggamadog on You Tube ]

In an age where computers, televisions, ipads, ipods, and extreme technology seem to rule it is interesting to note how many hobbyists are still hard at work building scale models in their spare time.  We hear from all kinds of model builders, including scale model builders, who use our glues and cyanoacrylates to recreate accurate model replicas of airplanes, trains, cars, trucks, buildings, dioramas, ships, wargames (real and fictional) and more.

These niche markets attract hundreds and thousands of creative people who, along with assembling model kits and designing their own models, usually spend many, many hours researching the history, life and times, surrounding the models they build.  We think these people are amazing.  Preserving history is so important and these crafters are helping ensure that the images from our past can be viewed and recalled with accuracy for generations to come.  

Our company has a deep and wide connection with these creative producers.  Here’s a quote from the About Us page on the Super Glue Corporation website:  “From our humble roots producing hobby airplane kits, Super Glue Corporation/Pacer Technology has grown exponentially over the last four decades to become the worldwide leader in the manufacture of high grade bonding agents.”  Our premium brand cyanoacrylate product, Zap(R), seems to be a preferred adhesive product of model builders (note the bottle of Zap A Gap sitting on the work table for the ship in the video above).  We take our role in this model mania very seriously and our research and development team works hand in hand with hobbyists to continue to create the best products possible to meet the specific needs of the people using our products.

If you are a hobbyist specializing in model making we want to hear from you!  Your challenges are our challenges!  Share your stories with us and you may win free sample products!

Model Train Enthusiasts Get CREATIVE

October 20th, 2010
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We LOVE this video entitled “Train Ride On Track Lighting”.  Don’t let anyone ever tell you there’s no room to set up your model train! 🙂  According to a note on the video “the plexiglass ties were attached with super glue“.

Check it out and hope you enjoy the ride like we did!

[Video Credit:  Train Ride On Track Lighting You Tube]