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I was wondering what materials the experienced track builders out there might use to raise the base to the level of the track ?

I want to do this in localised areas only (eg, a pit straight, paddock area, borders, bases for trees and buildings) rather than the whole of the exposed base board.

I have started using 10mm thick balsa and sanding down to 8mm (Sport track thickness), sealing with PVA and then painting and applying scatter. There is just something about the balsa though that I dont like. It just looks too temporary and obviously not be very durable.

I was hoping someone might have a better option/solution to offer ?

Thanks in advance for any advice
 

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Hi John,

Thanks for the reply.....my Scaley borders have already had the "JohnP cool track border" makeover and I am very pleased with them. Actually, that is another reason that I am not keen on my attempts in balsa...they dont look quite right when put up against the plastic borders.....could well be me just not doing a good enough job with the balsa of course!!!!

Thanks also for the link to your website and regarding your suggestion to visit the members layouts section, I just remembered...didnt Nuro do something with rubber matting or something like that ?. I guess I should go and have a look


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Thanks for the replies so far, they are all very helpful.

Agree with Alan about those rumble strips, they look great but might be too realistic for my amateurish driving skills


I am interested in the ceiling tiles and cork tiles mentioned by JohnP and Aberstone so plan to nip down Focus this week and have a closer look. The fact that they are square will be of more help for building my Pit/Paddock area as the balsa I am using comes in (roughly) 4" strips.



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