Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

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Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby luckymucklebackit » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:33 am

https://www.theforthbridges.org/news/disused-tunnel-at-forth-road-bridge-made-safe/

Unlike modellers who usually use expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks to create scenery around their tunnels :-)

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Re: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:20 pm

Hi Jim,

I suppose you can't get a spray foam can large enough ?
Shows you never know whats under your feet ?

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Re: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 pm

Who'd have believed it, polystyrene! ... Brilliant, also easily removable too.

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Re: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:41 pm

I've seen descriptions of its use in re-building railway embankments, particularly where they have been cut through for new bridges. Using lightweight polystyrene between the sloped off ends of the original embankment and the new abutments, reduces the dead weight that has to be retained. I think a fair quantity of it went into the rebuilding of the notorious "Chicken Curve" slip at Winchcombe.
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Re: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:36 pm

They should have thought about using it at Blackpool North, I have
just been told the new platforms are sinking, restricting trains in and out
after 4 days since opening on Monday after electrification through to Preston :o

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Re: Real Life Use of Polystyrene Blocks for Scenery!

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:26 pm

Whoops, no doubt just after someone had carefully set all those little clearance indicators on the platform face.
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