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Old 11-01-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:29 PM   #2
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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.
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Will do thank you.
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Should be OK but I would just use 12mm ply, no MDF or Sundeala.
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Should be OK but I would just use 12mm ply, no MDF or Sundeala.
why ply and no sundeala please?
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Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.
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Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.
Brilliant thanks, I will change my order, cheers.
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Stronger, less prone to warp and an ideal surface to lay track.
Would It be wise to upgrade the Ply to 18mm for strength?
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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!
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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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