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I have a pack of Woodland Scenics HO gauge Trackbed. I purchased a roll of Hornby cork sheet for doing the points, etc., not realising that the Hornby cork is about half the thickness of the Trackbed, which will obviously lead to transition problems from one to the other.

Can anyone suggest a cork product that matches the Trackbed thickness? Particularly one that's available from a chain like Focus or Wickes?
 

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Why don't you buy closed cell foam sheet to match the woodland scenics roadbed? It works just fine and is easier to work with.

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Richard

I've just been online to Woodland's website and found ST1470 Trackbed sheets. I didn't see them in the shop when I bought the Trackbed strips. I don't think they're much more expensive than cork for what I need.

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*** You may well also be able to buy it locally in a store that sells rubber goods too - at much lower prices. just take in a bit of the roadbed and check the thickness as you buy it.

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For years I've used cork tiles bought from the local DIY shop. These are 30cm x 30cm square and about 3mm thick. The cork is not that cheap.

Recently I used some foam sheet because I ran out of cork and I'm amazed at how much quieter it is.

Obviously the foam is less-dense than the cork. It will deform if bruised though so you have to be relatively careful. I have 3mm foam bought in large sheets about 90cm x 150cm and they cost a couple of Euros a sheet. The DIY shop sells them as wall covering sheets. They come in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses. BTW, the 6mm sheets are great for making foamy RC planes.

The foam cuts much easier than the cork and I use 4cm wide strips as underlay. To use on curves, simply cut the strips 3/4 of the way though the width on the outer edge of the bend every 2cm.
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 22 Nov 2008, 17:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For years I've used cork tiles bought from the local DIY shop. These are 30cm x 30cm square and about 3mm thick. The cork is not that cheap.

Recently I used some foam sheet because I ran out of cork and I'm amazed at how much quieter it is.

Obviously the foam is less-dense than the cork. It will deform if bruised though so you have to be relatively careful. I have 3mm foam bought in large sheets about 90cm x 150cm and they cost a couple of Euros a sheet. The DIY shop sells them as wall covering sheets. They come in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses. BTW, the 6mm sheets are great for making foamy RC planes.

The foam cuts much easier than the cork and I use 4cm wide strips as underlay. To use on curves, simply cut the strips 3/4 of the way though the width on the outer edge of the bend every 2cm.

Hi Doug,
Which DIY shop is that?
 

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My local Gedimat (http://www.gedimat.fr/). I'm sure you can pick up these foam sheets from most places. Just look for wall insulation and decorating. They sell ranges of polystyrene mouldings and roof tiles in the same department.
 
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