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by scenicsRme
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: FOAM
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: FOAM

That's the beauty of using the latex caulk as an adhesive for track laying to foam or roadbed. You only need a thin layer of the caulk, run a small bead down the track centerline and spread it by dragging an appropriate size putty knife or plastic scraper (hint: old credit cards make good scrapers a...
by scenicsRme
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Making mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Making mountains

I think of mountains as being taller, more angular and jagged, mostly rocky cliffs with the peaks above the treeline. Hills are more weathered, therefore rounded with more soil and vegetation covering. How tall depends on how much room you have, they can potentially extend up thru the ceiling and do...
by scenicsRme
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: FOAM
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: FOAM

1. Plywood over an open structure makes an excellent acoustic amplifier, so running several trains with track mounted directly to the plywood can get surprisingly loud even without sound effects. The foam acts as a sound barrier quieting the layout down to the sounds you want to hear. 2. Even a larg...
by scenicsRme
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: Laying track help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: Laying track help needed

Please Everyone: When you post a new topic or question start it off with a statement as to what scale you are working in. That way the answers and comments will be more specific and meaningful. In their eagerness to help, many naturally assume that you are working in the scale and methods they are,...
by scenicsRme
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: N scale too small??
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: N scale too small??

I've got you beat by 4 years, and I'm building a large elaborate new N scale layout at this moment. Depends on what you mean by "work on" and how dexterous you are. Eye's aren't a problem, there are plenty of good vision aids out there. It's the hands that make a difference. You really don...