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Kiwibarge
post 27 May 2020, 09:52
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Hi

I am using a mix of Peco Setrack and Streamline 100 for a new layout. I intended to use DCC underlay but it is not feasible to ship it to NZ at sensible cost. Given we have a hot humid climate can anyone recommend an alternative (I understand Hornby and Peco underlays have a pretty short life).

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Babz
post 27 May 2020, 11:54
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Yes i can Woodland Scenics is fantastic underlay and does Not Deteriorate like others. I am using Profi Fleischmann Track and wanted to dampen the noise on the Baseboards. From a study by someone else who i came across it turned to be the best. I am sticking it to the track with Copydex fantastic as well. Because if you make a mistake because of its rubbery nature it comes of both track and underlay.
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Kiwibarge
post 29 May 2020, 01:54
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Thanks - what about Gaugemaster?
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post 29 May 2020, 07:14
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Hi Kiwibridge if you want longevity with your underlay then IMHO the only one is Woodland Scenics. I understand the Gaugemaster is a sponge so drys out and crumbles.
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Julian2011
post 29 May 2020, 08:28
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The Gaugemaster is a firm sponge, but does not have the same properties as the earlier sponge underlay, from Hornby etc. It is UV resistant and doesn't crumble. It is a reboxed version of the Noch underlay. It also has the indents for the sleepers, which allow the tracks to be set into the ballast applied to the foam, rather than on top like most other methods.

For what it may be worth, a quote from the Noch information on the Underlay -" Moltopren insulates against electricity, it is close to indestructable and resitant against oils, greases, petrol, as well as glues containing thinners. It also dampens the noises of running locomotives and wagons and your layouts' noise level is reduced significantly."

My shunting game has spent the last 9 years exposed to the sun, in the conservatory and is no different to when laid.

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