Splines, Cookie Cutter or Plywood
I am a newbie from New Zealand and currently constructing bench work. To date I have the bench work made from a grid of 3 x 1 at 12" centers. I am now pondering the roadbed ( I plan various elevations of track work) and looking at the options of:
2. Laying a sheet of 1/2" ply and then cookie cutting the roadbed, or
3. Laying 1/2" ply and building up the roadbed using extruded foam.
Having read many of the other posts in this forum, I quite like the idea of spines but the big negative appears to be - how do you lay out your track work over a bunch of big holes?
I also see that the most common type of spline appears to be a laminate of several pieces of 1/4" hardboard but I would guess that getting track pins into that material would be difficult at best. Has anyone thought of using Medium Density Fibre board (MDF) or as we call it here 'Customwood'. as this take track pins without too much effort.
Any thoughts or comments on the best system would be appreciated.
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