Great Layout Base

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by TrophyTrans207, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. TrophyTrans207

    TrophyTrans207 New Member

    announce1 announce1 Hello fellow yardbirds,
    My name is Tom I joined The Guage today ,and have been reading about base material.
    I drive a truck carrying mostly trade-shows & exhibits.I have an N layout 3'x7'x6'x3' L shape .several months ago I picked up a medical exhibit in DC going to San Francisco.
    In the dumster next to my loading dock were these 2 4x8x5/8 sheets of foam presentation board,they allowed me to dumpster dive for my new base material.Before my dumpter spelunking episode my layout was on a 2x4 frame and 3'x5' with luan screwed to it.
    To further describe this stuff it is backed with heavy black constuction paper,the presentation side has some type of foil backed paper.This stuff is very rigid and very light,
    1 sheet weighs maybe 10-12 lbs.I don't know where someone might find this stuff retail,but I think it works great.Ive read alot of good ideas and have seen some really realistic looking layout I look forward to talkin'trains.Thnx Tom
  2. Collyn

    Collyn Member

    bounce7bounce7Welcom to the gauge! I think I know what you are talking about, my dad had some for and exibit thing also. I could see that working
  3. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    welcome to The Gauge! haven't seen what you are talking about but it sounds like a winner...and the price was right!
  4. OnTrack

    OnTrack Member

    Last night i went to buy the foam base for my benchwork. Funny thing is, what I bought is exactly what you have just described. Like you said very rigid, and hald the price of the pink foam I was pricing, a tad heavier though. But it turned out nice once i had it on my benchwork i like it.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Welcome To The-Gauge.

    Enjoy Your Stay Here.:wave:
  6. KCS

    KCS Member

    Any picture to what this stuff looks like?
  7. TrophyTrans207

    TrophyTrans207 New Member

    Sorry KCS I dont have any pics right now when I get home (12/20 or 21) I will post them.10/4
  8. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Hello Tom and welcome.
    Like the others, I hope to see pics of your layout and progress.

    Enjoy your stay and have fun. :)

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