Remember Chris’ superb layout pics?
Well he’s got in touch with a ‘how to’.
Thank you Chris!
“Hi here is a tip, how to lay out you base, from frame 2 the gravel felt.
The pic’s will show how i layout mine out so it is easy pin your track also not having to go and by rolls of underlay from a model shop.
First i make up the frame to the size i need, once done i use 6mm M.D.F for the strength and less chance of the base sinking with any weight on top, then i use 6mm flooring mat witch is a soft and ideal for track pin’s, this will act as your underlay as well as it will also soften the sound of the train running round.
When this is all done i will use a roofing felt to cover were the track is being placed, make sure the felt has a stone look to it, you can then heat the felt to stick down, but with the smell i tend
not to do this i stick with P.V.A lot’s off.
It take’s about 24 hour’s to have a good drying but when done your ready to lay and pin your track.
As you will see in one off the pictures i am do a extension on a layout for some one using the method that i have said about. ”
A big thanks to Chris – really liked that tip. And as his pictures show, it looks great.