islandbridgejct Posted January 22, 2013 Author Share Posted January 22, 2013 Slow Train to Baltimore Well, after several months trying to make time available at a time of day that I could drill and saw without bothering the neighbours, I finally got my boards built over Christmas. Construction is sheets of clear polystyrene glazing held rigid with 20mm x 20mm x 2mm thick aluminium angle (all from Woodies – no connection, just another overcharged customer.) The idea is that all wood warps, so I need something that doesn’t. I posted this on rmweb to see if I got any helpful suggestions about ways to improve. The main recommendation was that I should have used 50mm, and the other comment was “I guess we’ll just have to wait and see”. Anyway, they’re together now, topped with a cheap bed roll (Army Bargains, off Capel St) and then 3mm cork sheet. It should work for sound deadening but I don’t know if the trains will stay on the track yet. I’ve measured it and I get a deflection of 1mm max on a 1.2m board, so I think I may be ok. Here are some pics. I’ve started laying track on it since these were taken. Alan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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