Monday, 13 August 2007
I'm intending to cover the baseboard surfaces in cork prior to laying the track. I'm going to use B&Q 4mm floor tiles as they're dirt cheap and should do the job fine. I'm also considering whether it might be worth, in the pursuit of quieter running, putting down a layer of polystyrene ceiling tiles (like these) before the cork - my thinking being that the polystyrene tiles would absorb much of the noise (a lot more than cork alone by my guess) while the cork would provide a surface on top of this firm enough to fix the track to yet still transfer running noise/vibration through to the cork. I don't know if this is overkill really though? I don't really have any experience of how noisy trains are on different surfaces but I'd rather over- than under-compensate.