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Roadbed Questions

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Roadbed Questions
Posted by techguy57 on Friday, September 12, 2003 6:53 PM
Has anyone tried AMI's Instant Roadbed? If so can you let me know any positives/drawbacks. I'm getting back in to Model railroads after about 13 years so I'm finding a lot has changed. Any help would be appreciated.

MWV
techguy "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck forever." - Anonymous
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Roadbed Questions
Posted by techguy57 on Friday, September 12, 2003 6:53 PM
Has anyone tried AMI's Instant Roadbed? If so can you let me know any positives/drawbacks. I'm getting back in to Model railroads after about 13 years so I'm finding a lot has changed. Any help would be appreciated.

MWV
techguy "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck forever." - Anonymous
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Posted by OhioRailroader on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:02 PM
I used it once on my 1st N scale layout many years ago. After a while though, my track started lifting off and then the roadbed. But then it might have been something I did, lol. I was 12 at the time, lol. It works nice, but is a bit low in height. Just make sure your surface is clean. And get the black if you use it, they grey was usually way too light. But that's up to you of course.
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Posted by OhioRailroader on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:02 PM
I used it once on my 1st N scale layout many years ago. After a while though, my track started lifting off and then the roadbed. But then it might have been something I did, lol. I was 12 at the time, lol. It works nice, but is a bit low in height. Just make sure your surface is clean. And get the black if you use it, they grey was usually way too light. But that's up to you of course.
John McManaman Ohio Valley Free-mo Website - http://www.trainweb.org/ohiovalleyfreemo Ohio Valley Free-mo Forum - http://ovfm.ipbfree.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:12 PM
This question is thoroughly answered in a previous thread:

http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6705

I have been pleased with the material, which I initially decided to use based on other decisions regarding layout contruction. I do not rely on it, however, to hold my ballast in place.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 7:12 PM
This question is thoroughly answered in a previous thread:

http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6705

I have been pleased with the material, which I initially decided to use based on other decisions regarding layout contruction. I do not rely on it, however, to hold my ballast in place.

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