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Right then, the baseboard is set up, and now the track can go down. The only trouble is the noise.
I tried putting cork down forst, but when I pin down the track, the noise is transferered via the pin to the baseboard. Running Trains is therefor very very loud. Any Ideas here ???

P.s. I was using Fleischmann Track ( As I live in the Fatherland ) but all of the new Thomas range just don't like it !! So I am selling it all and reverting back to good old Hornby ( I have loads of Tri-ang stuff, so thats why I need the Hornby stuff....)

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When you have the track exactly where you want it glue it with either a PVA glue & remove the track pins after the glue has dried - this will cure your problem of noise.

ER-Decor make an excellent PVA/latex based glue that is even better than standard PVA for noise suppression (its ether Decorail or Decorbal- can't remember which !).

You can remove the track later with either PVA or ER-Decor by gently soaking & the track should come up without damage for later re-use.

I'm surprised that you are having problems with the FLM track - is it Profi ? As an aside if you want to sell it we are looking for some more (send me a PM if you are interested.)

Hpe that this helps.
 

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I had the Fleischman Profi track at first, but my TRI-ANG Locos did not like it ( height of rails / Wheel flanges not compatible ) So I flogged that again asap. Then I tried the FLM Modell Track, but Thomas & Friends just don't like it !!!
So I dug up my old Hornby track, and problems solved !!!!!

But Great Idea with the glueing. I'll try that when I have painted the cork grey.
I have decided not to ballast. I just want a simple layout....
 

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QUOTE (dooferdog @ 28 Feb 2007, 20:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What happens next when you add ballast and PVA and let it all dry to a brick-hard consistency?

If you're really concerned about noise transmission you can use a latex based PVC to hold the ballast down - it won't stop all of it, but it will stop a lot. (See my ealier post about the ER-Decor adhesives - I'll check up on which is which).
 
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