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QUOTE (simonj @ 23 Sep 2007, 20:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi, I was looking at th Woodland Scenics Subterrain system today in a local model shop and wondered if anybody has tried it? It looks easy, basically preformed polystyrene blocks/ramps/supports which interlock, then adjusted with a hot knife before covering with plaster soaked linen/cloth.


I have used two bits from their range:

- the shallowest incline for a small height difference
- the flexible trackbed stuff to provide a base for my track

I have found both of these to be very useful products. The incline saved a lot of faffing, whilst the flexible trackbed stuff took a day which could have been several days with cork underlay.

It's pricey though, so for the rest of my layout I used extruded polystyrene insulation boards. This is different frome the white expanded polystyrene - much denser, easier to shape and stronger. It's used for roof insulation and got mine off a branch of Sheffield Insulations, a wholesalers.

I used plaster cloth / bandadge to cover it all, but found that buying a pack of a dozen rolls of a medical supplier (same stuff as used for platser casts) was a _lot_ cheaper than the model / art shop packaging! There are several medical suppliers on the web that do mail order.

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