Woodland Scenic Risers

virtual-bird Jan 17, 2004

  1. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    Well I went to local shop and this is what he sells, looks the goods, easy etc..

    Now, question Im not sure on, glue foam to board in right place, cork to that, then track to that..
    right?


    What about on corners, how do you stop the cork from moving until it dries? Then the track, how do you stop that? thumbtacks, and nails enough?

    thanks
    bruce
     
  2. Bama Red

    Bama Red TrainBoard Member

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    Bruce -
    Yes, you have things in the correct order. I use Woodland Scenics track nails or foam nails, I forget what they call them, but they are straight pins with a small "T" top and are about 2" long. These work great for holding your foam in place until it dries and then for holding your cork to the foam when you glue it down. I think they are also available at fabric and sewing shops and may be called "T pins".

    I use plain old yellow carpenter's glue for gluing the cork roadbed to the board and cheap white glue to glue the track to the foam. Hope this answers your questions.
     
  3. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    Woodland Scenics calls them foam nails. I have found they have a lot of uses, including those mentioned above.
     
  4. Hoss

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    I used the risers on the layout I just dismantled. Aside from being very expensive, they worked very well. I just used 8 penny finishing nails to hold the foam in place while the wood glue dried, then I used thumbtacks to hold the cork on the riser while it dried......and, well, I never actually got the track laying stage. :(
     
  5. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's a shot of my N scale Foamrail module, currently under construction.
    I'm using the Woodland Scenics 2% stater set and 1/2" risers on my module. Mine rises 1" in 4 feet.
    Here, risers are temporarily tacked in place with nails, at base of riser. I used Latex Liquid Nails for Projects to glue my risers in place.
    Used wood glue to glue cork roadbed in place once risers were dry.

    [​IMG]

    You can see more photos of my module construction in my RailImages gallery.
     
  6. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    Well they are on the board, white glue doesnt work too well with it, but shop told me it would..

    So anyway, its now down and isnt moving, looks good, and worked so much easier than the timber one I used last time, that was a **tch!

    thanks people for advice, appreciated.
     
  7. Hoss

    Hoss TrainBoard Member

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    I use wood glue for anything I want stuck to wood. It sticks to just about anything and won't mess it up....and it doesn't let go. For foam to foam applications (like when you're stacking those risers) I've had pretty good luck with white glue.

    I wanted the majority of my track on this new layout to be elevated. The cost of using WS risers would have been very expensive and would have therefore really slowed down my progress (because I could only buy a little at a time). I opted to go the cookie cutter method and use wood risers to raise the plywood subroadbed. This actually seems to have smoother transitions than the WS risers did and I don't regret the decision one bit.
     
  8. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    I broke a few bits of foam back off the board, 3 days later, it was still wet inside... The outside .5mm was dry and stuck, the rest wasnt!

    As for cookie cutter, yea thought about that later.. :(
     
  9. Hoss

    Hoss TrainBoard Member

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    That's interesting. I never tried pulling off anything I used white glue on so I just assumed it was dry in there. I KNOW the wood glue will dry.
     

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