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.
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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"
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.
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