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Yesterday I bought some new curves for the model railroad to begin the process of incorporating the double track mainline. But as it turns out, things are a tight fit and I have track that is practically hovering over the edge. If I have derailments like I’ve had before, one of these cars are going to fall off the edge of the table and shatter. So I need something to keep them from going sky diving towards concrete floor. I was thinking about a long line of toothpicks since I don’t have the kind of money for the see through barriers that some professionals have on their layouts. My layout so far is an L shape using Bachmann ez track and a small piece of wood held in by you guessed it, toothpicks. I need some help quick. Thank you.
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Make that section a deep cut in a hill. Actually does not need to be much deeper than half the car height. It would look a little more realistic that just using clear plastic. You could also use the plastinc from cheap "sale" signs that hardware stores sell, would not be clear, so would need a spray coat of something. The signs are flexible so the will bend. You should be able to score them and then break them like glass.
That is a good idea, I will have to scrape together some extra foam from somewhere but I might have to do this
 

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I agree with Old Hobo on the temporary cardboard idea. And to add to Oil Valley’s suggestion about it,, Go around back and do some “dumpster diving” at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, etc. Better yet, a major Appliance store. There you will find large pieces of cardboard and boxes. Like, 32”x 42” at least. Can cut some nice long strips from those. Will probably see/find some bits of free wood to be used on your layout as well.
When it comes to spray painting said strips, buy the cheap 99 cnt per can stuff. “Just remember to paint it before attach it. “Ask me how I know-lol”

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I forgot to mention it but the first thing I did after making the post was pinning some cardboard to the foam, so far it’s been good. I think the main issue is just open space with no barriers is what is causing me to feel so worried about it as the derailments I’ve had so far have been minor.
 
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