Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Scenery > Foam Scenery ... Best Way To Lay It ?

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Foam Scenery ... Best Way To Lay It ?
 Moderated by: .
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 03:55 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Michael D
Registered


Joined: Mon Dec 22nd, 2014
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 25
Status: 
Offline
It's that time again.

The foam board is laid for the base.

I've pretty much had my track plan in my head what I want to do.


Using 2 inch foam, is it best for hills and such, to lay it flat, or stand on edge and build it up.

Laying down I'll still need to build it up.


I decided to go with foam because I found several sheets of it that had blown off of a truck.

Free is good!

Suggestions please!


Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 06:50 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1268
Status: 
Offline
Free is always good.

That's why I scour the Home Depot parking lot for bits and pieces.



____________________
Michael
-------
Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 10:03 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Steven B
Registered


Joined: Thu Aug 13th, 2015
Location: Virginia USA
Posts: 410
Status: 
Offline
Hi Michael.   :wave:

I lay it flat and use an old steak knife and rasp to shape it. 
Hot cutting foam can be really hazardous inside. 

Using the knife and rasp is a mess and difficult to clean up (static electricity),
but I find that I have more control over the shape and use a shop vac. 
Dumping it is difficult, but I put the hole thing in a garbage bag and upend it.

I use latex liquid nails and skewers to hold it together for a couple of days until dry.  :slow:




____________________
Steven B.
Humboldt & Toiyabe Rwy
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 10:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1268
Status: 
Offline
I use a coat of cheap latex paint to seal the cut edges. 

If you're not going to be doing scenery for a while just paint the whole thing.





____________________
Michael
-------
Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 13th, 2019 06:37 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Warren G
Registered


Joined: Mon Sep 28th, 2015
Location: Yorkton, Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 10
Status: 
Offline
Two inch foam is good laid flat ...

Color doesn't matter, unless it's the poor bead board [white] style.





____________________
Regards, Warren
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 13th, 2019 08:09 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Lee B
Registered


Joined: Tue Dec 9th, 2014
Location: The Pacific NW, By Way Of The Deep South, USA
Posts: 1039
Status: 
Offline
Steven B wrote:
Hot cutting foam can be really hazardous inside. 


I found that out after I'd done so.

I used a hot wire cutter on mine, but I blew away from myself constantly, just in case.
I didn't do a great deal of it, but all of it was indoors with no open windows.

I've read conflicting things on heating insulation foam since then.
I just hope it doesn't mess up what health I have later on!




____________________
-Lee

http://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53587910@N05/sets/72157668176638961
Back To Top


 Current time is 04:55 am

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Scenery > Foam Scenery ... Best Way To Lay It ?
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems