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Thread: setting up layout on foamcore board how to?

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    setting up layout on foamcore board how to?

    ok so i have an HO scale AFX slot car layout that im setting up for my nephew for a birthday surprise gift. i have some RMAX foam insulation board from home depot the foam board will be sitting on a sturdy heavy duty folding table. i would go with plywood, but this setup needs to be easy to more or store when not in use as space is limited. my question is whats the best way to secure the track to the foam board i was thinking wood glue since its very thick and tacky what do you guys think?

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    Wood glue is too brittle. Try Silicone caulk instead. Lay the track down and 'dot' the sides of the track to the board to locate it. Add more in places for strength. If you want, you can use the 'Peel 'n Seal' removable caulk instead for easier clean up and removal.
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    Liquid Nails works also. That is what I use on my Model Train Layout. It’s not necessary to glue the entire length of track; just kind of tack it down. Also just to mention that the Foam board should be strong enough for HO Scale Track/cars

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    liquid nails dries brittle. Silicone has some give to it and is removed with a sharp knife. Silicone 'Peal 'n Seal' is a removable silicone and makes teardown and revision even easier.
    l.d. kelley, M.A. Ramcatlarry@aol.com

    50 year pin 1959-2009
    Racing slot cars in America
    USRA 2009 member 0028, 2017 #404
    IRRA, ISRA/USA, Hardbodies 1/24 & 1/32
    retired raceway owner(for now)
    Omni/Cidex service center

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    Cool I’ll have to give that a try. I just purchased one of those four lanes international sets. I’ll tack it down with Silicone

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