N gauge cork for HO

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jasbourre, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

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    I have read in last month's MR about using N gauge cork with a 1/4 inch spacer if you would like a lower roadbed.
    I'm wondering if anyone has tryed this. The other reason is because I have lots of N gauge cork left over.
  2. jetrock

    jetrock Member

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    I have, it works just fine for a low-profile roadbed. My experience is with Woodland Scenics foam rather than proper cork, but the width is about the same--it is just a smidge wider than HO scale track. If you're modeling a branch line or a bunch of spurs and want a way to simulate a minimal ballast profile, the N scale stuff is very handy.
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Maybe you could turn it upside down and install it that way. It should be wide enough without the added spacer. Even if it wasn't, your rail beds would still be well supported without the added hassle of a 1/4" filler.
  4. eightyeightfan1

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    I use the N scale cork on sidings and passing tracks. Never thought about the space as I usually fill it with ballast anyway.