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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: foam underlay??
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2012, 08:51:38 AM »
Hi Tom,

I used commercial grade rubber. Please see
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6094.30

The intention is to trim the rubber away where I don't need it and then loose ballast in the normal way. The rubber does deaden the noise that usually emanates from Sundeala :thumbsup:

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Re: foam underlay??
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 09:04:27 PM »
Sadly we cant use the foam underlay here in Oz, it gets a bacteria in it caused by humidity then falls apart in a million crumbs

It does that eventually in the UK too
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Re: foam underlay??
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 10:29:26 PM »
I was wondering if anybody has had any experience of using aquarium sand rather than granite/stone chippings for ballast?
If so is it held in place with diluted PVA?

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Re: foam underlay??
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2012, 06:59:11 AM »
I've used Aquarium sand for making a beach and stuck it down with Scenic cement. The stuff I used was very fine though and there is a risk that it might get sucked into the innards of the trains and cause serious damage if it was used as ballast.
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