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#1 johnofwessex

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 18:20

I am looking at using 3mm cork underlay under Peco Streamline Code 100 Flexible Track

 

Can/how do you curve it - I am looking at 3-4 foot radius curves.

 

I note that there is a 'flexible' cork underlay produced by Proses

 

Also any recommendations as to suppliers/width - its a single track line and/or thickness


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 19:27

I am looking at using 3mm cork underlay under Peco Streamline Code 100 Flexible Track

 

Can/how do you curve it - I am looking at 3-4 foot radius curves.

 

I note that there is a 'flexible' cork underlay produced by Proses

 

Also any recommendations as to suppliers/width - its a single track line and/or thickness

Cut slight 'v's on the inside of the curve; about 2/3 of the width. Do a couple of test pieces to get the 'v's as you need them. Not sure how far apart they would need to be.

C & L do some nicely chamfered lengths but it is quite expensive. Cheltenham Model Centre do rolls as do lots of other shops. Some people use cork tiles.

 

Phil


Edited by Mallard60022, 11 October 2018 - 19:29 .


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 22:04

I lay 2 parallel pieces, both 20mm wide, for a 40mm wide track base. For curves, I cut halfway through each strip at about 5cm intervals, the cut edge goes on the outside of the curve. My cork is 2.5mm I think. Picture tomorrow.

Edited by NittenDormer, 11 October 2018 - 22:05 .

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#4 sagaguy

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 22:09

Try here,company has been trading for years.

 

                     http://www.charlesca.../model-railway/

                  

 

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#5 Mallard60022

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:58

I lay 2 parallel pieces, both 20mm wide, for a 40mm wide track base. For curves, I cut halfway through each strip at about 5cm intervals, the cut edge goes on the outside of the curve. My cork is 2.5mm I think. Picture tomorrow.

The easiest way. if ballasting is to be used of course.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 19:40

Picture found. This curve is also getting super-duper action. Damn you auto correct! Super-elevation. 20181004_124735.jpg

Edited by NittenDormer, 12 October 2018 - 19:42 .