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Has anyone used this?
« on: May 21, 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
Wondered if anyone had tried this foam board on top of their baseboards for creating terrain
https://www.elementshop.co.uk/prowarm-xps-premium-insulation-board-20mm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuraf7M7F6QIVhPdRCh21bA06EAQYDiABEgJcM_D_BwE

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Re: Has anyone used this?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 08:14:00 PM »
Wondered if anyone had tried this foam board on top of their baseboards for creating terrain

Yes, I have - or something similar, Kingspan 75mm thick IIRC.

It worked well, although it did make a bit of mess when carving it - not as bad as the expanded polystyrene packaging stuff through.


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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
I find it more economical to scavenge a bit of polystyrene packing from a skip, or pop round a builders merchants and ask if they have a broken sheet they were going to chuck away  :D    I get no problems with polystyrene "nobbles" and related mess, I cut the stuff using an old but sharp kitchen knife.   PVA works fine to stick it.

What ever I use tends not to be "on top of a baseboard", but used instead of a baseboard surface, on an open top frame with the ply surface only for track bed and under roads and buildings.
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Re: Has anyone used this?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 09:13:01 PM »
I use the 1 inch thick version for my baseboards.

It's very easy to work with and it doesn't crumble like styrofoam.

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 09:32:51 PM »
Now *THAT* looks VERY interesting. I've been carving up some of t'other half's old exhibition photos on foam core board but that's only about 3 or 5mm thick.. This stuff looks perfect!   :thankyousign:
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Re: Has anyone used this?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 08:14:18 PM »
i used some thing similar - green pressed fibreboard  as board covering - it leaked green fur everywhere ( into Locos etc) so I covered it with a green version of this from Homebase.


you can carve cableways, and it is great for sound deadening.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 11:48:10 PM »
Hmmm - website with an 0800 number and  no physical address??  Ah... in fact there is a physical address buried deep in the Ts&Cs but it takes a bit of finding.  Why do people build websites that seem to deliberately sap your confidence?

Anyway - I've ordered a sheet of 20mm from the orignal website (which at least has a geographic phone number) and I'll let you know what it's like.
 
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Re: Has anyone used this?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:13:28 AM »
Hmmm - website with an 0800 number and  no physical address??  Ah... in fact there is a physical address buried deep in the Ts&Cs but it takes a bit of finding.  Why do people build websites that seem to deliberately sap your confidence?

Anyway - I've ordered a sheet of 20mm from the orignal website (which at least has a geographic phone number) and I'll let you know what it's like.
 

Thanks Mike, be interested to see how you get on with it. I did wonder if it was worth investing in a hot wire cutter to sculpt this sort of stuff rather than hacking away with a collection of knives

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Re: Has anyone used this?
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 03:49:46 PM »
Thanks Mike, be interested to see how you get on with it. I did wonder if it was worth investing in a hot wire cutter to sculpt this sort of stuff rather than hacking away with a collection of knives

Hi,

You don't need a hot wire cutter, just a long, sharp, non-serrated blade. XPS doesn't crumble when you cut it. Whatever you do DON'T use a serrated blade.
Over here they sell suitable knives along with the XPS at hardware stores.

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