Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Monday, 6 June 2011

Horsham model - 2

The yard area was topped with 12mm plywood, then track laying began. I started out using a foam underlay (as in photo), but as this was too difficult to ballast it was replaced with cork. Working on advice from modellers across the Tasman, the foam was attached to the boards with double sided tape. This is to help reduce noise transfer to the wood underneath. Unfortunately, if using a PVA glue/water mix to glue ballast in stead of a contact glue, the water weakened the tape and the foam just absorbed too much water so the ballast would not stick.

Main board showing laying of track for Horsham yard.

The main line is PECO code 83, while the sidings are PECO code 75 flexi-track, and turnouts are all electrofrog. All the track has been wired as live for DCC operation.

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