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After cutting the material to fit the location, glue it directly to the subgrade using white glue. The porous nature of the foam will wick up the glue and make a strong bond.

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Use a linoleum roller to gently press the material into the white glue. Pressing too hard will squeeze white glue through the foam and produce shiny spots.

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Several shades of gray chalk are brushed into the foam. Try to follow the vehicle paths with the chalk lines. Excess chalk will be difficult to remove, but can be disguised with a coat of black chalk. Tar seams can be added using a black Sharpie marking pen. Dont overdo this step unless you wish to simulate the need for a resurfacing job!

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With chalks, the darkness of the raw foam material is considerably toned down. The manufacturer has printed straight and curved lines on the foam. By using the blank reverse side, you can cut the foam to follow almost any roadway orientation and add your own striping.

AUGUST 2002

MODEL RAILROADING 29

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