Blue foam or foam blues?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by sd80mac, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. sd80mac

    sd80mac New Member

    We are all familiar with the 2" blue foam we curently use in layout construction. It is very dense and very sturdy and makes for pretty solid and lightweight benchwork. My question is what wrong with using the 2" white "beadboard" foam?

    Aside from the obvious (less density and somewhat harder to shape), given proper support, more specifically under trackwork, would not white foam work just as well as blue or pink foam?
  2. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi SDmac-80

    The big difference with the white form board is it makes a big mess all over your working area plus most of the room your working in. For the difference in price I know you will be much happier using the pink or blue board. Hope this answers your question. :) Ron
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Also, from my personal experience, the white foam isn't as good at deadening the sound. In fact, in the experiments I made with it, the sound was actually worse. I also found it harder to paint.
  4. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    White board is bead-type board. It is really messy to use and doesn't hold roadbed well, unless you use the self-adhesive type. It will also melt if you use any kind of spray paint on it.

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