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Pasting tables.

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Hi everyone,im moving on a little with my project and need some advice. I have the base ready to be built for the 00 layout, now im going to do the basic layout you get with the flying scotsman set the track mat set up,and was wondering about pasting tables as a way of fixing the base too, so that when i do extend,as it seems i can now iv looked closely at my attic space, I can get another pasting table to do this so the height is the same. My question is will the pasting table be ok for the job, taking into acount ill reinforce the legs and brace it too? Thanks.
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I found Steve's comment regarding foam insulation on a plywood box interesting. I use a method called domino construction developed by David Barrow, a well known American HO modeller . He builds boxes of either 2 feet x 4 feet or 18 inches x 4 feet. The sides are 3 1/2 inches high. Since I am in Canada, I use rough both sides pine plywood. I use 4'x8'x3/4" sheets. You can get one complete domino from one sheet of plywood, with a 2 foot piece left over.
All my track is glued (called Liquid Nails) on 1/2 inch extruded styrofoam insulation, again in 4x8 sheets, and cut to 2/4 sheets. I apply the Liquid Nails around the edge of the styrofoam (in case I wish to remove it later), and glue it to the plywood.
I am currently installing DCC to the dominos.
After I glued the styrofoam to the plywood, I read that you should not attach track directly to the styrofoam is it amplifies noise. The suggestion was to use cork roadbed on the styrofoam. I will run a test track and if it is too noisy, I will glue sheets of cork under the styrofoam.
I also made a test track by gluing track to a piece of 1foot x 4 feet styrofoam.
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Hi i do`nt know if any one is still reading this after so long but I used a pasting table when I built Capel End which appeared in the aug/sept Hornby mag (thats it at the top of the page as the header).My own experience is that the B&Q heavy duty table is stable enough but the MDF top sags in the middle of each half,you can put a cross brace in if you do`nt need to fold the legs back up. Hope this helps.
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