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I am about to build my train table (4 x 8) and I'm not sure of my next step.

Do I lay the track/ballast directly to the wooden surface or can I add a layer of styrofoam (not sure what thickness I would use) and lay the track on this.

The styrofoam or other material would be used so I can add some contour to the topography. Perhaps stream bed, culverts things of that nature. Major landscaping such as hills would be added separately. Any suggestions for a better material are welcome or telling me this si a bad idea are OK to.

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Let me suggest you check out tankist's thread on the layout he's currently building:

He's also a good person for answering questions and offering advice, as you progress. Good luck on your layout!
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