Working with Foam Core

There has been a lot of conversation in the forums about using Gator Foam, Foam Board, Insulation Foam and the pros and cons of each for layouts. I decided to break out my old Bakersville Layout and see how it was holding up. I started Bakersville two years ago as an On30 test…

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Traverser

Building a Traverser

The design for the layout included the need for a traverser so trains appear to go somewhere. I am hoping to stage up to three trains for a mix of operations. To build the traverser, I used 1/4″ underlayment (thin smooth plywood) as the bottom. This was placed directly on the frame…

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New Historical Information Becomes Available

In November I was contacted by Richard Kuenneke, Media Producer of Oakview Road Media, Carbondale, Illinois and the writer-director of an award winning documentary about the Mound City National Cemetery about my work on the Mound City 1862 layout. Richard has done research on Mound City, Cairo and the Ironclads built there…

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