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Old 04-06-2020, 05:08 PM
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my neglected 00 gauge loft layout is in for a revamp , main problem was foam track underlay (from the late 60's) although a good half was relaid foolishly with foam during the 1990's . Then as I approached with the vacuum it lifted the dust and underlay , I tried the PVA idea over the foam but decided there was only one cure ....



1 .. down the cutting foam underlay with PVA treatment



2 .. lifted underlay in the station area - the newer underlay is a pinky color , also will be relaid.



3 .. station through tracks with underlay lifted


to be continued ....
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:17 PM
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It looks like a lot of work, but I'm sure it will be a really nice job when it done.

I do wonder how you keep it all so clean and dust free, must be a full time job

I have a job to just keep the house and office clean, never mind all that track and bits and bobs.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:58 PM
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Yes, that old foam material just breaks up.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:02 PM
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hope none of the under lay is in the tunnel that would be a real pain to remove.

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Old 05-06-2020, 07:03 PM
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Yes, that old foam material just breaks up.
a letter to Peco in early 1990's just asking not complaining , and the reply was

basically dont use it - use Peco granite ballast , but it was easy to relay the foam , this time I'll try other methods .
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:05 PM
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and we have not seen him all day
blooming trains

love Lisa xxx
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:28 PM
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That's Men and their trains for you Miss Lisa, tell him the come watch the Real Air Force One with you, and take some time off
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:32 PM
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It looks like a lot of work, but I'm sure it will be a really nice job when it done.
I do wonder how you keep it all so clean and dust free, must be a full time job
Holly
Holly . once loose things have been removed (animals people buildings trains) and if the track ballast and scenics are glued down (usually PVA ) its quickie with the vacumm , all the buildings this time got taken downstairs and dusted outside with a paint brush as they are most card from the 1960's .




1 , Builteze / Superquick / Builderplus ? card kits .



2 , the war memorial is a chess king and the base is a margarine tub top .




3 , the Stonemasons Arms is a modified Airfix 2 bob kit from Woolworth's 1960's vintage .


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Old 05-06-2020, 07:58 PM
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The building's are fab Miss Lisa, can see how much work it all is.

The pub or inn looks like our Crown at Longtown, but would think Mr Track got to time right as all pubs and inn's are still in lock down, has Mr Track got a little more time in lock down, or is he at work again?
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:48 AM
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I get over the separate ballast problem by using Fleischmann track which I think is the best. A simple adjustment can be made to points as to whether to isolate the diverging track or not - that is if, like me, you are on analogue control.





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