Rob C's Album: Horseshoe & Cottonwood R.R.

Progress shots on the HOn3 Horseshoe and Cottonwood layout. This multi-deck layout models part of the Carson and Colorado and the fictional H&C line that is modeled after the Bodie & Benton, a wild ride through the Sierra Nevada mountains to boom towns circa 1911.

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Hidden five track train storage yard is mostly done. The reverse loop is at the right.
8 comments
  • Rob C
    Rob C Graham, it's camper tape, which is very sound deadening and spongy. You can't hear the roadbed at all with it. I usually spike right through it. But you can glue and paint it just fine too. Much easier to work with than cork and better sound propertie...  more
    September 20, 2015 - 1 likes this
  • Andy Jackson
    Andy Jackson To me nothing looks worse than seeing 1/4" cork in yards & industry spurs. Going to be using 2" Styrofoam for my modules so will get some camper tape to put under tracks. But like the real LAJ MAX authorized speed is 10 MPH so probably won't...  more
    September 20, 2015
  • Rob C
    Rob C Awesome, Andy. I too decided to drop the line down to just the plywood in a few places as the spurs would not have been raised as you say. In other places it was just easier to lay extra dirt to hide that the spur was higher than the surrounding scenery...  more
    September 20, 2015 - 1 likes this
  • Graham Stokes
    Graham Stokes Thanks, Rob. I had never heard of camper tape until now. Will check it out. I bought cork-after years of copying an MMR and spiking directly to spruce plywood roadbed profile. Hmmm camper tape. I do not ant to hear the wood's drum!
    September 20, 2015