I am working on plans for German prototype railway The size is going to
be 40 in. wide and 8 ft. long. I have been debating about the type of
roadbed to use. I found the recent inquiry about Homosote interesting.
Since the layout will be in a basement in the midwest it will be
subjected to considerable moisture in the summer even though we have a
dehumidifirer. Will painting the Homosote be sufficient to stop
I would also like to hear from anyone with experience using AMI roadbed.
It looks like it would be a fast way to lay and ballast track, however I
was not inpressed with the looks of a sample I saw at Bob's booth at a
train show. Perhaps the fact it had been piked up and handeled many
times had something to do with it.
In Ed's reply he mentioned Repubic handlaid switches. I have not heard
of them and would like some information. Dale Halterman