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    Tracklaying has begun.......or has it?

    This last Friday was an off-day for me, so I took advantage of it to start laying track on the Arthur Sub.


    • N scale cork roadbed- check
    • Glue for aforementioned roadbed- check
    • Flextrack, code 70 and 83- check
    • Turnouts- check
    • Rail joiners- uh oh.......



    Oh well, at least the cork is going down............................:mtongue:

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    Gee, this sounds like me about 6 months ago! I was wondering when my layout was ever going to get off the ground!
    Modeling Santa Fe circa the mid 50's on the La Junta Sub. and the C&S up clear creek circa 1900/1935

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    wondering why you are using N scale cork roadbed?
    or is this thread mistakenly in the HO scale forum?
    just caught my attention and thought I might be missing something.
    thanks!

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    Frisco, It's about time. Now don't stop.

    Gary, A interesting thought.

    I mix it up a bit but cork roadbed covers most of my mainline, secondary main and the yards. There is a bunch of us N Scalers that use Cork Road Bed. Just curious but what would make you think HO scalers are exclusive?

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    I'm modeling a secondary main line of the Frisco, most notably the Paris, Texas area. No six=asle road power here, so no reason to build heavy-duty track. Hence, the N scale cork roadbed- the track sits a little lower, and when I transition from the cork to the actual surface (pink foam), it'll be easier to do so.

    Rick- I've also used foam roadbed for layout construction, but I thought I'd go back to cork for this one. It's being fastened down with Liquid Nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarstowRick View Post
    Frisco, It's about time. Now don't stop.

    Gary, A interesting thought.

    I mix it up a bit but cork roadbed covers most of my mainline, secondary main and the yards. There is a bunch of us N Scalers that use Cork Road Bed. Just curious but what would make you think HO scalers are exclusive?

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    Reread Bob's original post. He specified n scale cork instead of HO scale.



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    Great to hear, Bob!
    I find that taking extra time with the roadbed preparation pays off in spades later. Get a long sanding block (8"+) and sand the roadbed prefectly flat. Knock off high spots, fill in low spots with spackle, or what have you. Also use the sander to knock off the rough cork edges for a more realistic ballast profile. In N scale, it's crucial to have a good, known flat roadbed to work from, to eliminate rough track. In HO, prolly less critical, but still valuable.

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    Uh. Umm. Oops.... Forgot something vital?. Oh well. Been there, done that. :tb-embarrassed:
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    Fortubately, I was able to place an order for said needed items from one of our advertisers this weekend, so construction will resume. And not a moment too soon- that soup ain't moving itself!

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    Glad to see you have something going. I'm sure the first pics are in the making...hint hint.

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