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1/2" Plywood vs 3/4" Plywood?

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:57 PM

kenben
reach is not an issue. There is a center open area that I "could" place a pop-out area for scenery in the future. But everythign is within a 2ʻ reach

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:37 PM

UNCLEBUTCH

 

 
kenben
reach is not an issue. There is a center open area that I "could" place a pop-out area for scenery in the future. But everythign is within a 2ʻ reach

 

 

Well OK, I do remember reading that early on. I would still use 3/4" plywood.

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Posted by kenben on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:35 PM

OK, my Home Depot does not carry the 2" 4ʻx8ʻ extruded blue/pink foamboard. Who else carries this?

And one last question... Elmerʻs Yellow or White Wood Glue? For benchwork? For laying down cork roadbed?

Thanks.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:12 PM

Always Elmer’s Carpenter’s glue for frame work!
 
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:26 PM

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But "They" do make 1-inch plywood.

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Drat! It is only available in-store, and not sold in South Florida.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:29 PM

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OK, my Home Depot does not carry the 2" 4ʻx8ʻ extruded blue/pink foamboard. Who else carries this?

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Menard's in Indiana has it.

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I brought back a whole truck full of two inch foam and Homasote to Florida last year.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:01 PM

kenben

OK, my Home Depot does not carry the 2" 4ʻx8ʻ extruded blue/pink foamboard. Who else carries this?

And one last question... Elmerʻs Yellow or White Wood Glue? For benchwork? For laying down cork roadbed?

Thanks.

 

Titebond.......

And Homabed/Cascade Rail Supply not cork.

https://cascaderailsupply.com/

And nail it down with a brad nailer.....to the 3/4" plywood.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:14 AM

UNCLEBUTCH

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Easy, when I climb a short step ladder, put down a protective mat and lean on the layout, a large percentage of my 200lbs is now supported by the benchwork

Well OK, but I and I"M sure others have never needed to use the layout as scaffolding.....

Sheldon's not the only modeller climbing on his layout.  I spent some time lounging on the upper level at the far end of this aisle...

I needed to paint the normally unseen back side of the rails on a wide curve up there, just in case I one day decide to place a camera, facing the aisle, for a photo or two.
Construction is 5/8" plywood atop a grid of 1"x2" and 1"x4".  The layout there is 38" deep, and I weigh nowhere near 200lbs.

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Posted by carl425 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:01 AM

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Titebond.......

I, II or III?

I have the right to remain silent.  By posting here I have given up that right and accept that anything I say can and will be used as evidence to critique me.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:06 AM

carl425

 

 
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Titebond.......

 

I, II or III?

 

Well, III of course.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:17 AM

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OK, my Home Depot does not carry the 2" 4ʻx8ʻ extruded blue/pink foamboard. Who else carries this?

It's not available in the south east, south west, parts or maybe all of California.

In previous threads, one would have to special order, more than you can possibly use.  Local insulation firms may have it, but want a huge mark up, compared to what it is sold for in the North.

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:31 AM

kenben
OK, my Home Depot does not carry the 2" 4ʻx8ʻ extruded blue/pink foamboard. Who else carries this? And one last question... Elmerʻs Yellow or White Wood Glue? For benchwork? For laying down cork roadbed?

 Sorry but your on your own asto where to find the foam. I use mostly scrapes, I find for free. I can tell you , you don't need 2in, its better but 1or even 3/4 works also. I resided the house 2 yrs ago, used 3/4 pink as added insulation,under the siding, I have enough odds and ends to last me till after the funeral.

 The yellow glue as said to be water proof,other then that its the same as white. I didn't use any glue on the bench work,and have no issue. I think any wood glue would work.

 AS for road bed and track. Any ole cheap laytex caulk. Just a thin smear is enuff. And its removeble if needed.

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:46 PM

 HD and Lowes in my area all have extruded foam. But no 4x8 sheets, it's all 2x8. Just use 2 of them for a 4x8 layout, or consider alternative shapes that give you more layout area in the same foootprint.

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