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Old 02-04-2018, 06:38 PM   #21
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I can vouch for the sound deadening ability of Woodland Scenics track bed. It is black without the ballast effect of the Peco foam or the track shaped recesses but on the plus side it isn't supposed to suffer the degradation issues that afflict some other foams.
Hi I am not fan of sound deadening track underlay but after reading your post Bazil I had a read and looked at some vids about it and if it is as good as it looks it is a great improvement of anything I have tried in the past.
Your recommendation is a good one to try at least. John
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:21 PM   #22
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You have got too little clearance at sides and back of the baseboard.
In relation to the walls?

If that is what you mean, there's much more space than the impression given by the photo. I have run a class 47 round all parts of the track under its own power and it didn't collide with anything or derail anywhere on its travels.

I have also push tested some wagons & long coaches (can't attach to the 47 as it has Kadee couplers which the rest don't have) - again clearances are all good.

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Points are best situated near the operator!
What isn't clear in the image is that all points have been fitted with motors. See attached image of one close up. Whilst there is clearance to allow the motors to throw the points, the carpet tile material seems to do a good job of hiding them!

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If you use carpet it is a good idea to cover it with something such as a trakmat because tiny fibres can get drawn into the loco's mechanism.
That is something I've considered (I did mention my own concern on this very matter in my second post on the first page). I will closely monitor the condition of wheels on all of the rolling stock, but I do have some faith in the carpet tiles I've used as the material is not particularly fluffy and I didn't end up with much in the way of frayed ends or such like when I cut them to shape. I hope I don't get proved wrong!
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:26 PM   #23
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Im afraid you will be proved wrong. Your locos will slowly fill with fibres.
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Im afraid you will be proved wrong. Your locos will slowly fill with fibres.
Saved me from saying it.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:30 PM   #25
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Can you spray it grey. Then nice looking ballast!


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Old 02-04-2018, 10:40 PM   #26
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I will closely monitor the condition of wheels on all of the rolling stock,
Not just the wheels, the fibres get right up inside and wrap themselves around axles and gears. I don't know what model of class 47 you have.

On old Hornby stuff with ringfields it is easier to sort as they are fairly simple to get at everything and rebuild it and not too expensive to replace if it all goes Pete Tong, but its still a pain you can avoid. I'm not sure about the modern sealed Hornby motors as I don't have one, but being sealed I don't think it will be easy to remove the fibres if they get up in the motor.
If you have modern all wheel drive locos with gear towers on the bogies they will get attracted up there stick in the lubrication grease and cause havoc. Taking one of those gear towers apart is fiddly, putting them back together more so and getting it wrong expensive.

I only say this so if you decide to continue to take the risk, you know what the risk is, but it is your decision.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:06 PM   #27
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Ok, warnings noted.

So given that I'm adament I want to stick with what I've done so far - the 47 travels much more quietly now and even does the clickety clack noise if I've got a less than perfect join - I don't want to undo anything & go back to pure track pinned to ply (even if the carpet tiles are giving little sound deadening advantage)......

The 47 is a weathered Hornby model. Having popped the top off, I've found the decoder is a hard wired addition so assume its an older model (I bought it at a toy fair).

Anyway, the bonus of using the screws is the track can be lifted much more easily than when it was pinned with the tiny Hornby nails. So if I lift the track and do something with the carpet tiles, what do you think will be the best way of "sealing" it?

Paint? Glue? Sticky back plastic? Something else?

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I think, as 4VEP suggested, a barrier of some kind (like the trakmat which is really just a big sheet of glossy paper) glued over it. If you want a glue to, in effect, encapsulate the fibres then I'm not sure but perhaps a latex glue like Copydex?
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Depending how you fixed them, you could try them fluffy side down.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #30
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Actually, as Nige is using a loop pile carpet there is very little shedding of fibre like you get with cut pile because the pile comprises continuous filament so a quick run around with the vacuum cleaner nozzle once a month will probably suffice.......HB
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