Anything but Homosote! The ceiling tiles are basically Homosote so you can
use them if so desired. The problems that I have is that all of that stuff
is very sensitive to humidity and eventually degrades a lot over time.
I don't know how sensitive you are to the quiet noise of a train running but
I find that running the trains on solid spline roadbed is just loud enough
to let me know that the train is running but not loud enough to interfere
with the sound system in some of my locos. I'll also note that I reduce the
sound level of the sound system as most are too loud for me.
If you really want to have insulation, find some Upsom board which is more
of a thick (1/4" thick) cardboard that can be cut with a knife or such and
will retain its shape and size a lot better.
Losing weight is easy! If you ever want to lose weight, eat and drink less.
Works evevery time it is tried!
Why not get an old ping-pong table top. This comes in two sections 5'x 4.5' each,
giving a nice 5' by 9' layout. The one I have is 1/2" thick and is made of a
pressed wood fibre material(like fibre-board). Add 6 to 8 legs, paint the top and
you are in business. I set mine on my dad's old work beach which makes wiring up
things a bit of a pain as I have to go through the top and then the work bench. I
was in a hurry and the work-bench was there, so I got back into the train
(HO). One day I'll make a proper bench.
I'm using the "Terrain for Trains" pre-formed Timber Ridge layout. This is made
from styrene and has the hills, rocks, places for buildings, raods and track
outline built in. It measures 5' x 8' giving me 1 foot at the end for the control
panel. I wonder if anyone on this list has used pre-formed layout for HO or the N
scale one? If so your experiences with this or similar products would be