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Roadbed choice and noise dampening

Everyone should be aware by now that laying track directly on top of Extruded (XPS) Foam creates a “drum effect”. Over at the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum there had been some great threads (Foam Drum, Foam Drum II) about this issue, some good science behind it, and possible solutions to minimizing the effect.

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PECO “Creating a Model Railway” Instruction DVD video

A two part video from a PECO Instruction DVD circa 2000, with good advice for anyone entering the hobby.

Dated by timeless information covering the whole process from scale selection, layout design, benchwork construction, laying trackwork, wiring, scenery as well as operating.

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