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Has anyone tried the Gaugemaster ballasted underlay? Is it better than the Peco stuff
 

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Yes and yes. I think its pretty good stuff and have put this on half of my N gauge set-up. Its definitely better than the Peco stuff for realism.

I will try and post a photo of it 'in action' if you like. I have it in use with Peco track (not finescale), with both concrete and wooden sleepers.
 

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It needs a very good shake first as the bits come off quite a lot once first unwrapprd. Once it's down it's very good.

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Here are a couple of pics:=





Yes, it does tend to shed a lot of ballast!

The pictures show basically the track layed on to the underlay and thats it - I have not added any extra ballast (yet!)
 

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I have tried a sample length of track (OO) to assess this stuff. I'm still not sure about the long term though.

If you do buy it, get the additional matching loose stuff too. This will fill in the gaps and will enable you to patch up any "bare bits" left by trimming/cutting or loose ballast falling off.
 

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QUOTE (Peter_Harvey @ 23 Jan 2007, 12:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I would be interested to hear if any one is using the OO version and what they think?

Pete

I have the 00 version which I have had down about a year or more on my "temp" layout in the living room!! Apart from the occasional bits that come off it is very good at insulation of the sound and looks good when it has bedded in.

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QUOTE (Oakydoke @ 23 Jan 2007, 11:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have tried a sample length of track (OO) to assess this stuff. I'm still not sure about the long term though.

If you do buy it, get the additional matching loose stuff too. This will fill in the gaps and will enable you to patch up any "bare bits" left by trimming/cutting or loose ballast falling off.

Yes, I agree with the purchase of the 'loose' stuff to go with it - I have some, but as you can probably see from the photo I haven't got around to applying it yet!

As I keep altering the layout I have not put any loose stuff down.
 
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