Hey david is "Gatorfoam" something that is sprayed on the Tenn Vols football team everytime they play Florida, Go Gators, and "How 'Bout Them Dawgs"
--- On Sat, 7/7/12, david.davidksmith <david@...> wrote:
From: david.davidksmith <david@...>
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Layout base
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012, 6:09 PM
Tom, thank you for that vote of confidence, but please let's not make this a popularity contest. This is "thread drift" and it's headed in a bad direction. I'm not a moderator here, but I'd like for this to stay on topic before it starts getting negative.
Just as it is for scenery, there are countless ways to make a layout base. My preference is to avoid wood because it is dimensionally unstable (and kind of heavy for portable layouts), but that's mostly due to the environment; if you're in Arizona, wood is perfectly fine.
Of all the methods I've tried (which is quite a darned few), I'm hooked on Gatorfoam. But there are alternatives, and each modeler must seek out what works best for them.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Thomas Creighton Sr <bigtrain6@...> wrote:
> Hi: Knowing the quality of Karen's work I would agree that if she thinks that of
> David's I vote with her! Go forward and meet those challenges! tom Creighton Sr
> From: david.davidksmith <david@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Sat, July 7, 2012 11:07:42 AM
> Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Layout base
> Please cut Karin a little slack. I often remind her there are far better
> modelers than myself, but enthusiasm can sometimes get a friend a little carried
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rvn20012000" <rvn20012000@> wrote:
> > Wow Karin!
> > I don't remember voting David K. Smith the "standard of excellence today"...did
> >I miss something?? I'll agree that David does excellent work but I don't believe
> >he should be considered the standard. I've seen a lot of excellent work by a lot
> >of different people. I've tried all of the different methods described in the
> >responses and they all work well. I use the technique that best fits the
> >situation. The original question was about layout bases. I believe that plywood
> >or a hollow-core door would be the sturdiest layout base but I use 2" rigid foam
> >recessed 1" inside a wood frame with 1" extending out to the edge of the frame
> >for my modules and it's worked very well for me.
> > Thom Welsch
> > > Wow Kevin, you are the first person I have ever heard of that would so
> > > boldly put down, in any way, the techniques that David K Smith uses for
> > > model railroading. Pretty gutsy since he is considered the standard of
> > > excellence today.
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