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Old 28-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #11
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Talking Laying track on cork

Hi HD. Been away and just read your post. I laid my track eighteen months ago - the first track I'd ever laid. I laid it straight onto my baseboard (9mm ply). This ensured that I got it absolutely flat - doubly important as I used insulfrog points. Up to now I have had no problems whatsoever. Yes there is some noise, but as other members pointed out, once the track is ballasted you get noise even if you've used cork. I'd keep it simple and lay straight to the baseboard and concentrate my efforts on precision if I was you. Hope this is helpful.
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Old 28-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #12
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I have used foam underlay as an experiment. If you lay it directly on the baseboard it reduces noise considerably. A noticeable benefit is it reduces the effect of track noise drowning out the sound from TTS locos.
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Old 28-08-2017, 05:50 PM   #13
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I have used foam underlay as an experiment. If you lay it directly on the baseboard it reduces noise considerably. A noticeable benefit is it reduces the effect of track noise drowning out the sound from TTS locos.
I agree Peco foam underlay does reduce noise considerably. The disadvantage of it is the track tends to float and can lead to distortion of points because they are not held down nice and firmly to the base board. I first used Peco foam in the 1970s so have given it a good old tryout. Over the years it also discolors in sun light and can decompose and start to fall to bits as well in sun light as well...................john.
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