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Offline keithbythe sea

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Foam board backscene
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:09:53 pm »
Hi all. A search of the forum has brawn a blank for my specific question so hope posting a new thread will help me and others.

The time has come to put a backscene onto Sonmel. As a starter I am planning a simple painted sky. Foam board would seem to offer a good solution, light, rigid, easy to work with, relatively cheap.

The question is: does anyone have any experience of using standard emulsion paints on 5mm foam board? Does it warp when wetted by the paint?

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Keith

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Re: Foam board backscene
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 02:15:10 pm »
I used 5mm foam board to build a whole t-gauge layout baseboard to backscene all painted with household paint with no noticeable problems.
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Re: Foam board backscene
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 03:59:33 pm »
I'llbe using foam board but instead of painting, I'm no artist, I'll be using printed backscenes; Gaugemaster do quite a few in various sizes to suit different scales, the Faller ones they stock are somewhat pricey, but the Gaugemaster range are affordable.  There are also some downloadable ones but ideally you need a printer that can print on "banner paper" 3 or 4 feet long.

http://windward.f1p.co.uk/download/pages/Backscenes.html

These are intended for 00, but can be scaled down to N with an image editor.
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Re: Foam board backscene
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 04:24:26 pm »
I believe Peco do a range of N gauge back scenes as well.
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Re: Foam board backscene
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 05:02:12 pm »
Why foamboard, do you want it a specific thickness?

It will take all water based paint, emulsion and acrylics as it is paper faced.

However as it is a paper/foam/paper sandwich it will bow, it will probably arrive bowed!

Why not use ordinary mounting board or any card medium although that will bow as well.
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