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justintime2001 11-01-2018 05:18 PM

New Baseboard Advice Please.
 
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I plan to build an 8' x 4' baseboard with 12mm MDF topped with 9mm Sundeala board. The board will be supported by 2"x1" braced as in the jpeg. The layout will be in a well sealed garage and I intend to seal the board from damp. Is this sufficient or overkill. All advice appreciated thank you.

Footplate1947 11-01-2018 05:29 PM

Have look at Newcomer's guide to Model Railways by Brian Lambert ....



All will be relieved, it is the best read for anybody starting in the hobby.

Walkingthedog 11-01-2018 05:30 PM

Should be OK but I would just use 12mm ply, no MDF or Sundeala.

justintime2001 11-01-2018 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Footplate1947 (Post 146623)
Have look at Newcomer's guide to Model Railways by Brian Lambert ....



All will be relieved, it is the best read for anybody starting in the hobby.

Will do thank you.

justintime2001 11-01-2018 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkingthedog (Post 146624)
Should be OK but I would just use 12mm ply, no MDF or Sundeala.

why ply and no sundeala please?

Walkingthedog 11-01-2018 05:44 PM

Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.

justintime2001 11-01-2018 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkingthedog (Post 146629)
Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.

Brilliant thanks, I will change my order, cheers.

justintime2001 11-01-2018 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkingthedog (Post 146629)
Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.

Would It be wise to upgrade the Ply to 18mm for strength?

Flashbang 11-01-2018 06:03 PM

I agree with WTD. 12mm plywood on a strong 2 x 1 subframe will be ideal. You can even use 9mm ply!
Do remember that with 8 x 4 you will need to be able to access all four sides. You can't reach across almost 4 feet to reach track or a derailed train!

justintime2001 11-01-2018 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Flashbang (Post 146633)
I agree with WTD. 12mm plywood on a strong 2 x 1 subframe will be ideal. You can even use 9mm ply!
Do remember that with 8 x 4 you will need to be able to access all four sides. You can't reach across almost 4 feet to reach track or a derailed train!

I am lucky to have a double garage so I will be able to access the board from at least 3 sides. I'll never get the car in there but I can live with that lol.


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