Hills and tunnels - best material.

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Re: Hills and tunnels - best material.

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Post by Mr Bones » Wed May 08, 2019 9:26 pm

I actually asked at a building site and took loads out of a skip for free, might be worth a try. It was mainly off cuts as the larger sheets were taken, but that's all I wanted.

I think B&Q do the stuff Steve mentioned above (Jablite board) if it's the same stuff?
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Post by brian1951 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:29 pm

As Steve i to had many lift out sections built with celotex.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed May 08, 2019 9:52 pm

Lots of 'scraps, end up in skips. I’ll see if my son has any.
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Post by Steve M » Wed May 08, 2019 10:41 pm

Mr Bones wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:26 pm
I think B&Q do the stuff Steve mentioned above (Jablite board) if it's the same stuff?
That’s the stuff!

I will claim my earlier use of the word Jablac was because I harecently painted some car parts with JAPLAC - or as Brian said the other day it’s something to do with my age.

I’m starting to see a trend. :o
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Post by brian1951 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:45 pm

No comment :lol:

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Post by Steve M » Wed May 08, 2019 10:51 pm

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Post by bulleidboy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:25 pm

The old tunnel/hill has now gone - portals and support walls - cut off. If I used polystyrene again, and purchased a "hot-wire" knife from wherever, does the wire/knife seal the poly. as you cut, therefore eliminating the poly balls everywhere? It's by far the cheapest option, the Kingspan type material looks good, but I don't really need and 8x4 sheet, and although advertised in smaller sizes nobody seems to carry them. I have a new Scenecraft Tunnel Portal coming 44-292 - looks nice - stone and brick.
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Post by Steve M » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm

Barry, I recall Wickes sell smaller sheets of Kingspan type stuff (never used it myself though).
You will know from my previous comments that imho the best stuff was the pink insulation they used to sell but I now use a grey polystyrene from B&Q - I got the name wrong last time but I think it’s called Jablite or something similar.
I cut it with a hot wire which does indeed seal the cut edges. Quite easy to take thin slivers off until you get it the way you want it. I also cover the whole lot with plaster bandage to seal it further.
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Post by bulleidboy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks Steve - I did ask at my local B&Q about the Jablite(?), which they knew of, but said it would have to be special order, unless I went to Reading B&Q (huge place) where they would stock it. At least the old tunnel/hill has gone, so I am motivated to get the space filled. Barry
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Post by Steve M » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm

Sounds like you are getting impatient- did you learn that from me? :D
Surprised your local didn't have it in stock though.
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