Re:Roadbed solution from Jeffery
- Hi Dale,
Yes there is a reason. I tend to use flex track rather than
sectional pieces for greater savings, easier curves and fewer
joints. If you weather flex track before laying it, there's a good
chance that it won't be as flexible as it once was :-(
And if you can flex it, the movement of the molded spikes will
remove the weathering along the bottom rail edge leaving
reflective shiney silver spots.
If you weather sectional track before laying it, try to avoid getting
paint near or into the joiner or receiving rail end. Paint in the
joint will not help conductivity and may cause headaches later.
You're going to have to touch up the joints later anyway.
Just my approach to the joy of weathering track.
--- In z_scale@y..., Dale Halterman <dnhalt@m...> wrote:
> I noted in Jeffery"s speed course he mentioned weathering the
> after it was layed and ballasted. It seems to me it would be
> to paint the track before laying it. Is there a reson for waiting
> later todo it? Dale