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Re: The NPPX - A ‘Beer Can’ layout on a shelf
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2021, 10:34:46 PM »
BTW @robert3985 is that cork roadbed?    It looks a bit different to me than the regular Midwest stuff.

Thx again,

@ednadolski  Both my Echo Yard and the Park City Yard are built on sheet cork (as @wazzou guessed) that I found at my local Home Depot way back when.  Before ballasting, I'll cut away some of it from between tracks to duplicate the not-so-even ballasting and drainage of the real yard and also make the temporary contour of the edges of it blend better into the ground profile when scenicking starts.

I'm a big fan of the P:87 heel blocks in Code 55, but I haven't built a Code 40 turnout and used them yet....they may not allow proper flange clearance using the lower rail...we'll find out before the end of the year when I start building the three Code 40 turnouts I need for the Devil's Slide Station and the Ideal Concrete Plant Spur.