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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 12:10 am
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Mark C
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Is paver base safe to use as ground cover on a layout? I won't be using it as ballast. I saw some paver base in a nice red color that would be great for look I need. Any help on this is very much appreciated.
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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 02:31 am
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Howdy Mark..what is paver base? Is it a powder or like maybe tile grout? Clue me in, I might be interested in it. However, watch out for a uniform "ground" color, Mother Nature uses all sorts of colors in one place.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 03:02 am
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Hi Woodie.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_384156-11106-R1PBS38L_0__?productId=3687322&Ntt=paver+base&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dpaver%2Bbase&facetInfo=

Here's a link to a similar product. I got a bag in red color. Its a mix of sand and small rocks. Its normal use is to level ground to lay paving stones for a patio or walkway. I posted on another site and got a couple responses. I saw pictures of it in a layout and it works great. Its very cheap considering how much it can cover for one 50 lb. bag. Only thing I was worried about is it magnetic at all. Even though I am not planning to use it as ballast on my layout. I like the reddish color of the product.
I just took a trip to the Grand Canyon. I really like Mountain scenery leading up to the canyon with tall pine trees, junipers, and beautiful rock faces. I want to mimic that in a way. I will be using the paver base as well as other things to add to the scenery. Trees, structures, etc..
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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 03:22 am
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Thanks Mark...I will drop by Lowe's and check it out. I'm always looking for scenery materials, most of mine come from the alley behind the house.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 03:44 am
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Your welcome Woodie! I just got the chopper and I am trying to make cuts with 1/4" pieces and no luck. I wonder if its the wrong type of wood? Am I suppose to soften the wood ahead of time?
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