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Old 03-01-2014, 12:34 PM   #81
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Im a fan of Liquid Nails for all my model train board gluing needs.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #82
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Im a fan of Liquid Nails for all my model train board gluing needs.
Including the track to cork roadbeds?
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #83
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I am thinking of building a HO layout in the garage. It can get hot in there during the summer months (89-93 degrees F during the day ~ dry California heat). Can this have a devastating effect on the set regarding electrical, track expansion, etc.?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:57 AM   #84
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Yes; heat kinks.
How cold does it get in the Winter time?

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:32 PM   #85
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Including the track to cork roadbeds?
Yes, including the track to the cork.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #86
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Our club has homasote as the bed, and I believe they are regretting it. It's so sensitive to temperature and humidity. We had an Ops night last night at the club so I went early (for traffic purposes, I live in the DC area) and ran my M1 around the whole layout with no issues at all. Then, when everyone showed up the temperature rose. Wow, what a difference. All the turnouts and switches caused us all sorts of problems. When I build my layout later this year I'm going to be using treated plywood and foam to minimize those effects.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #87
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I am new to the site.
Not quite sure how to post a new thread, however I would like to gather opinions on bench height. I know there's lots of opinions but most seem to be opting for very high, armpit height track bench heights?
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #88
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I am new to the site.
Not quite sure how to post a new thread, however I would like to gather opinions on bench height. I know there's lots of opinions but most seem to be opting for very high, armpit height track bench heights?
I takes a lot more wood to put the track level at arm pit level; to stablize it as well as get it to the higher levels. It's really all based upon who ya want to be able to access it. For some, its set down low so the kiddies can play with the trains. For others, it's set higher so tired old knees and backs don't have to bend so far to check wheels, couplers and car numbers.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #89
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Remember that higher also means the reach is less so that you have to allow for that in the width of the layout.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:03 PM   #90
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Thanks for reply guys. I have gone from as low as 34" up to 47" and I just can't seem to settle on this one.
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