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@Mynatt what kind of loctite do you mean? That's the brand name, they make loads of different kinds of glue for different purposes.
I'm in the process of making minifigure display stands and I attach 1x2 plates onto wood no problem with this and it holds very well.
Just make sure both surfaces are clean and no dust.
If I wanted something more permanent - I'd go for hot glue.
When I first saw one of these, I thought that someone did this as a home project... but several others have come up in recent years... and Norway did indeed nail the baseplates to a thicker piece of wood.
Here's a Norwegian 700/3 basic set of 1953-54 showing the nailed baseplate (gotta love some of those early parts colors!).
They've recently brought out a new version of Sugru too that apparently is safe for kids (the page I linked has a warning that Sugru is safe for kids one it's cured but that refers to the old formula).
Otherwise, I might try the carpet tape idea. I need something durable but not permanent. I’d hate to have to throw away $50 worth of baseplates when my son outgrows the table.