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Old 2nd February 2013, 22:43   #21
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Thanks Franco.

Any hints, hmmm let's see.
Small pieces of foam can be glued with white glue but trying to glue two panels together is not a good idea. I used some "glue-everything" from Pattex. It was the only one that could hold two boards together and in addition to that I put long screws through the boards to help to keep pressure while glue was drying, well the screws are still in there i just let them in the foam. Cutting with hot wire or a simple knife is very easy and quiet.
But i used 13mm Multiplexboard under the foam to get something rigid and a base to glue the foam to it as the foam i can buy here is NEVER straight.
I used white glue between the wood and the foam as wood absorbs.

At some places I also used PU-Foam in a can.That thing really sticks to the pink foam and you also can "glue" pieces of the foam with the PU-foam.

I screwed the turnouts and motors on pieces of wood made a big hole under the motor to have access to it just in case of failure or any problem. I used Cobalt motors this time which are really great.

Good examples for layouts where foam was used are the "Silver creek reconstruction" from SimonC here on the AMR and www.arcadialogger.com that's Skip Luyks layout. I took these two as guidelines

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Old 3rd February 2013, 04:53   #22
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This new layout is over the top I will enjoy following along in your build and thank you for posting your new layout and for thinking about us Paul
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Old 6th February 2013, 11:18   #23
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Thanks Franco.

But i used 13mm Multiplexboard under the foam to get something rigid and a base to glue the foam to it as the foam i can buy here is NEVER straight.

Alain
That's quite strange to me as I used it (for its original purpose) and never had such problem. Maybe it depends on the thickness I used 5cms (more or less 2")
thick one and never noticed any bending. Which thickness did you use?
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Old 6th February 2013, 20:25   #24
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I also used the 5cm thickness. But always slightly bent. Only dimension to get here is the 60x120 cm. I know that there are of the dimensions of 240 cm length but not here in Luxemburg. Impossible to get here. And if, you leave the wallet at the store.

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Old 8th February 2013, 09:46   #25
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Happily I have a factory producing it at 200 m from home, so I can buy it (good 2nd choice) at stock price!
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Old 23rd November 2015, 10:11   #26
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Hi everybody,
I thought i'd share my latest creation I finished over the weekend. It is point-to-point 3,4m x 40 cm, build time about 3 months.

























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Very nice, indeed.
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Old 23rd November 2015, 22:54   #28
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Nice work, I like it very much. good job.
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Looks really good!
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Nice work indeed !
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