RichardBrighton
Here's our latest newsletter all about our Track Bed - but what do you use on your layout?

https://www.dccconcepts.com/news/ 
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MalcT
[QUOTE username=RichardBrighton userid=5911380 postid=1310770144]Here's our latest newsletter all about our Track Bed - but what do you use on your layout?
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This was my choice when deciding what to use, I liked the idea of the chamfered edges, great or when it comes to laying the ballast. A very good product!!  Easy to lay, the central scoring on the underside made it really simple to use on curves but at a full length I found it difficult to fix so I cut into approx 200mm lengths, laid the inner piece then cut the outer piece to suit the same length. I found the Woodlands Scenics Foam Tack Glue (which i used for my risers/inclines) to be very good for fixing this track bed down, allowing some movement before setting. I also purchased some of the 600 x 300mm track bed sheets which I've used in my shunting and docks area so it keeps the base the same level. This was ideal when it came to fitting my SS Surface motors.

Malc
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newbryford
MalcT wrote:
Here's our latest newsletter all about our Track Bed - but what do you use on your layout?
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This was my choice when deciding what to use, I liked the idea of the chamfered edges, great or when it comes to laying the ballast. A very good product!!  Easy to lay, the central scoring on the underside made it really simple to use on curves but at a full length I found it difficult to fix so I cut into approx 200mm lengths, laid the inner piece then cut the outer piece to suit the same length. I found the Woodlands Scenics Foam Tack Glue (which i used for my risers/inclines) to be very good for fixing this track bed down, allowing some movement before setting. I also purchased some of the 600 x 300mm track bed sheets which I've used in my shunting and docks area so it keeps the base the same level. This was ideal when it came to fitting my SS Surface motors.

Malc


White PVA glue works very well on the trackbed if you spread it very thinly on both surfaces - a paintbrush is ideal - and then leave it a minute or two before laying the trackbed.


For weighing it down, I have a number of pieces of 12mm MDF just larger than a housebrick. The MDF is laid on top of the trackbed and a suitable weight (a housebrick.....) is placed on top.

It's quite possible to lay curves of about 30" radius without cutting it down the middle. WHen cut down the middle into thinner strips, then 18" radius is easy to lay.
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Peter Herzl
I used EvoStik and did not have to weight it down as it stuck very quickly even on curves. I agree with MalcT that the central split is very helpful for curves but I used the full length without cutting down to 200mm. The track was then stuck to the bed with Copydex which fixes well but allows the track to be removed at a later date or if a mistake has been made. I recommend Track Bed.
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Bunkerbarge
I use cork, also with a chamfered edge and also split down the middle.  I actually even split it for the straights so that I can A) Stagger the joints and B) Work to a pencil line drawn down the centre line of the track.  I lay the far side down first up to the line and then, when the glue has dried, push the nearside up against it.
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jcm@gwr
Just seen this thread and thought that might be interesting.
But when I open the newsletter link, all it gives me is a list of places you are attending?
Am I being thick, does the newsletter have a time limit, or do I have to register?
Jeff
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RichardBrighton
jcm@gwr wrote:
Just seen this thread and thought that might be interesting.
But when I open the newsletter link, all it gives me is a list of places you are attending?
Am I being thick, does the newsletter have a time limit, or do I have to register?


Hello Jeff,
That link shows the latest newsletter, there is a link on that page to the archive where you will find all our past publications.
I hope this helps...
Richard 
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jcm@gwr
Thank you Richard,

I saw that link to 'past publications', but I didn't expect to find the latest newsletter in the archives,
which are marked past publications.
Especially when your post said 'Here's our latest newsletter', just a bit confusing, for someone new
to the forum (and it's quirks!)

Jeff
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RichardBrighton
Hello Jeff

Sorry this has taken a long time to respond. We send a newsletter about once a fortnight, so the latest newsletter in February (when Mick mentioned it) wouldn't be the latest newsletter in March. 

I will re-word the link at the top of each newsletter, however, to link through to the appropriate newsletter on the website rather than just the "NEWS" page - this should eliminate this issue going forwards - thanks for drawing my attention to it :-)

Kind regards
Richard
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jcm@gwr
Hello Richard,

That should make it easier to find, for us newbies!

Thanks, Jeff
Jeff
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