Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Technical > How Loud Is Your Layout???

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

How Loud Is Your Layout???
 Moderated by: oztrainz Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2016 11:42 am
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6133
Status: 
Offline
The hot rod people sell ''heat and noise barrier'' which works great----I have it inside the hood panels on one of my cars, but it sure isn't cheap. Summitracing.com sells part #THE14620,  36''X60''  $53.97. They have several others, some heat and noise suppression, but without doing a bunch of cackle-lateing I think that that one is the cheapest per square ft. I bought mine from them years ago, Good company. Another of Herbies hobbies from years ago.

Herb



____________________
Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
Back To Top

 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2016 09:53 pm
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Bob D
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Portsmouth, USA
Posts: 579
Status: 
Offline
Thanks fellas :2t: I was thinking some foam rubber with some of those pointy things that look like an egg crate would do the trick, but maybe an auto audio type place may have something too.

Bob



____________________
BobD
O-SCALE BPRC
Back To Top

 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2016 10:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
Kitbash0n30
Registered


Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2012
Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
Posts: 589
Status: 
Offline
My layout wasn't loud at all, until I made skirting from a remnant bolt of golf pants fabric.



____________________
See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 13th, 2016 02:54 am
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
Bob D
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Portsmouth, USA
Posts: 579
Status: 
Offline
Must got it from John Daly :cb: ;)

Bob



____________________
BobD
O-SCALE BPRC
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2016 05:42 am
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
George W
Registered


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: California USA
Posts: 369
Status: 
Offline
Just had a crazy idea on this Track Noise subject that I I'm going to do a little testing on.

As some of you know Woodland Scenics sells "Super Mat" a sound suppressing mat. It's 12 x 24 X 3/16 foam sheet at a cost of $ 7.99 a sheet.
Kinda pricy at $ 78.00 if you need to cover say 26 X 60 as I do.

Well, I was watching the wife workingout the other morning and it occurred to me .... YOGA MAT !

Sizes and prices vary, but one I found is 26 X 71 X 1/4 that's $ 29.00.

I'll be doing testing with her mat and will report any interesting results



____________________
George W.
"Well that didn't work"
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2016 06:00 pm
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1757
Status: 
Offline
'I'll be doing testing with her mat and will report any interesting results'

If George suddenly stops posting.... Jose.



____________________
Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2016 09:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
17th Post
2foot6
Registered


Joined: Sun Oct 20th, 2013
Location: MELBOURNE, VICTORIA ,DOWN UNDER, Australia
Posts: 194
Status: 
Offline
When I started building my new layout (it's now 26 years old)I decided not to glue the ballast due to the noise it created.Well I'm glad I did that as I have very little noise from the track.I was a bit concerned that ballast would get into the mechs and gears,but this has not happened.I guess my layout is like the prototype,they don't glue their ballast do they ,and when was the last time you heard of ballast being in the workings of a diesel? Peter.



____________________
I ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE I EXPIRE.
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 02:01 am
  PMQuoteReply
18th Post
George W
Registered


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: California USA
Posts: 369
Status: 
Offline
pipopak wrote:
'I'll be doing testing with her mat and will report any interesting results'

If George suddenly stops posting.... Jose.


Lol, the risk is real 💀



____________________
George W.
"Well that didn't work"
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 02:14 am
  PMQuoteReply
19th Post
George W
Registered


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: California USA
Posts: 369
Status: 
Offline
So for those interested I ran my experiments on sound reduction. Running an assortment of tossed together setups starting with traditional plywood and cork roadbed and moving on to newer ideas.

Results: A reduction from the 70 / 80 db range down to a sub 60 range and low 50's and slow speeds. That's pretty much base line room noise.

The video is a bit long as I take sound readings at assorted speeds and on assorted materials.

Hope people find this useful.

http://youtu.be/gTe8xj7WGXQ



____________________
George W.
"Well that didn't work"
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jan 28th, 2016 09:03 am
  PMQuoteReply
20th Post
Kitbash0n30
Registered


Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2012
Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
Posts: 589
Status: 
Offline
Interesting. So is the one on the track cleaner cars.



____________________
See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
Back To Top


 Current time is 07:31 am
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Technical > How Loud Is Your Layout???
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems