- Dec 1, 2013View Source
Lee, I will check. I am starting on my staging track and have done only about a foot. I use flex track on Homabed over a spline built up from 3/16" x 1" masonite. I radius the track using your tools, of course!
How is the model of Lobato/ Cascade?
(I think it is sanded).
Leadville in Sn3
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Looking good! Depending on the adjacent soil some old roadbeds can get a bit muddy.
I am curious as to whether you used just a sanded grout or a poly-blend sanded grout for some ability to withstand flexing.
If it’s only the grout and sand, I’d be interested in two other things.
1) Has the sand & grout mix increased the noise level of your benchwork after the ballast is dry? (looks like you’re using homasote & spline)
2) If there are no polymers mixed in with the ballast to minimize cracking, I’d be interested in how durable it is to cracking & flaking on top of the homasote? I’ve had my share of grout & tile problems without adding my railroad to the mix.
My experience has been that the ballast fixed with stuff that flexes tends to be a little bit quieter than just using white glue & water.
Mineral Point & Pacific R.R.