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Michael D
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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!


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Free is always good.

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

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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:


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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.



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Two inch foam is good laid flat ...

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



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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!


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Turning cold outside, its time again to get things going.

Now I have to clean off all the stuff I've sat on it!

I picked up a few back years of the Gazette and checked them out.

Since I'm retired now, I have all day to do things.

First, clean up the junk!!


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This is the good stuff.

If I had saw that it was white board, I would have kept driving!!




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