wall barrier needed for edge of board

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kinning
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wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby kinning » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:06 pm

I have a good length of track running close to the edge of my boad. I am looking some sort of protection so the loco's dont end up on the floor. Can some one point me in the right direction.

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby AlanBrady » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:25 pm

I've seen some layout at exhibitions that use perspex along the from edge. It's something that I'll look into for my (eventual) layout. I don't know where you'd get it or how much you'd expect to pay though.

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby poliss » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Acrylic or styrene sheet. You get it from your local DIY shop. The acrylic is best because it doesn't yellow under lights, but it's more expensive. Acrylic sheet 4'x2' £40.00. Styrene sheet 4'x2' £12.00 approx.

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby Roger (RJ) » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:27 pm

For a cheap alternative you could use hardboard (Masonite in the US) or thin plywood.

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:30 pm

3.6mm plywood would do the job, and costs a lot less.

(Roger's reply was posted whilst I was composing!)

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:02 pm

3.6mm ply. Cover it with brickpaper. Cut some buttresses from thick card, cover them in brickpaper and stick them on, then some capping stones stuck on the top. Make it look like it's supposed to be there.
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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby kinning » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:05 pm

cheers guys. Have a few ideas for this. Ordered foam wall from ebay. Will try that if not brick paper. were would I get that!

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:10 pm

kinning wrote:cheers guys. Have a few ideas for this. Ordered foam wall from ebay. Will try that if not brick paper. were would I get that!


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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:01 pm

I recall from somewhere that you're in Belfast? If so you could always try the Belfast Model Shop if you don't fancy the self-download method.

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Re: wall barrier needed for edge of board

Postby gg8tcw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:38 pm

I'm liking the plywood idea, especially covered in the brick paper. Thanks for the tip! :)


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