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Interesting plan, Tupper Lake & Faust Junction

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Posted by railandsail on Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:50 PM

No Homasote in Florida that I know of, and I am not attracted to the dustness of it. Have been investigating some vinyl flooring materials, but slowly come back to cork.

Don't need any such roadbed under the yard, nor the helix.

As for the full size planning paper I am finding it very helpful to be able to do this with templates and pencils, and working over a 'drafting table' as opposed to the raised shelf level of the actual layout itself,...easier to move and shift things around.

I've already found a few problem areas with my original 'living room mock-up plan', and made a few other changes/additions. And now I am not so concerned about how I transfer my mock-up plans to the real benchwork,...I will have it on a piece of paper I can simply lay down on the plywood benchwork.

I'm actually enjoying this full size mock-up of the track plan. I don't have to worry about getting the 'scale dwgs' just right, or some of the subtle details as I have it recorded FULL SCALE.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, December 06, 2018 10:36 PM

railandsail
No Homasote in Florida that I know of, and I am not attracted to the dustness of it.

Without wishing to hijack the thread, I think that the supposed problems with Homasote dust are way over stated. We cut a dozen sheets of it, most of them into cookie cutter strips, for our new club layout and there was very little dust at all. The trick is which blade you use. The newer blades that are ground to a taper do not have a set to the teeth and they cut very cleanly and quickly. They slice the material as opposed to ripping it like a blade with set teeth does.

That's ultimately a moot point if you can't get the stuff to begin with.

Dave

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