Basebaord material

Tim Hale

Basebaord material

Postby Tim Hale » Sun May 09, 2010 2:13 pm

In the past I have always used birch faced 6mm topped with 3mm cork tiles, recently on two v.large boards I reduced* the size to 3mm with disastrous results as I had to install so much bracing that the weight saving was negated.

The next layout will be a micro 1,2mx.75m 'puppet theatre' to replace the quarry layout with something less cumbersome, but what materials are recommended? 6mm top with similar material for the structure?

*I need to be careful of weight.


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Re: Basebaord material

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sun May 09, 2010 2:46 pm

For a layout of that size you might like to look at use of foam material, see Balcombe

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Re: Basebaord material

Postby nigelcliffe » Sun May 09, 2010 3:56 pm

Edward Sissling built a 2mm layout using thin foamboard; its a one-piece baseboard not dissimilar in size to the one proposed.

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