Source for thin foam padding

GregK Dec 14, 2007

  1. GregK

    GregK TrainBoard Member

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    I have a bunch of plastic storage containers, I think they were originally designed as storage for tackle. The compartments are perfect for my N scale rolling stock.

    BUT, I need to line each compartment with some type of foam padding, and I am having trouble finding a source for it. What I have found, was too thick (1/2") and I would like to find something more like 1/4" or even 1/8" in some cases.

    I would appreciate any help in locating a source.
     
  2. AB&CRRone

    AB&CRRone TrainBoard Supporter

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    Do a Google search for closed cell foam. Polyethylene is the type, I think. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong about polyethylene. You may have to look at many to find the right softness or flexibility.

    I bought 1/4" not too long ago but don't remember from whom.


    Ben
     
  3. SPsteam

    SPsteam TrainBoard Member

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    One option might be cheapo carpet padding at your local carpet store.
     
  4. AB&CRRone

    AB&CRRone TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just be sure the type of material won't leach the paint off the models or deteriorate and stick to the model like old Con-Cor inserts did.


    Ben
     
  5. onegreenturtle

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    you might try foam rubber weather stripping with the sticky on one side. it is about 1 1/2 to 2" wide.
     
  6. gregamer

    gregamer TrainBoard Supporter

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    Try a craft store. In my area, I know Joanne Fabrics has 1/8" (3mm) craft foam sheets, in a bunch of colors. I've also seen them at Michaels.

    Good luck
     

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