Tagged With "felt"

Topic

Conrail Annual Report, Rules, Regulations and a Rare GP40 Felt Patch

Waverly 5 Yard ·
* CONRAIL July 1968 Safety Rules (S7-C) 48 pages Includes the Rare M.O.W> Reference Card with the 5 Railroads * CONRAIL Hazardous Material Regulations, January 1, 1977, 95 pages 4 page fold-out in the back, many tables and charts. Binder is Mint * CONRAIL Safety Rules Effective July 1978 * CONRAIL First Quarter Report 1987, MINT * CONRAIL 1987 Annual Report, with Addendum Letter from CEO in the original mailing Envelope. Very high quality paper & color * CONRAIL Felt Patch, Unused...
Topic

Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Khayden93 ·
Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt? for a ground cover mat on a layout. I'm using Lionel tubular track for my small layout,   *Update- I think I will be using felt my one question is what kind of felt it the best to use for a layout?
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

ncng ·
I personally love felt on classic Lionel tubular and American Flyer classic layouts! ncng
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Wood ·
I began with felt and have enjoyed it over the years. Lately, I have been upgrading with ballasting my tracks and open areas. I left the felt on and it covered nicely and blends well. I would encourage you to put a layer of masonite or foam underneath the felt.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Lee Willis ·
I would go with felt. It has a more classic feel. It is also thinner and finer of surface and that helps the modeling a bit.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

jim pastorius ·
I put a small(3' x 6') piece of green indoor/outdoor carpet on my old layout as a test. Sort of liked the looks of it and the foam backing. I was thinking of covering all of my new layout with it. I like the rougher surface look of the carpet.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Moonman ·
JoAnn Fabrics has two grades that are 60" wide and sold by the yard. The craft felt is the least expensive and is on sale from time to time. It is polyester. The good stuff is thicker, has some natural fibers in it and is 2x the cost. I use 3M 77 Spray adhesive around the edges and fit the felt with a little tension and trim the edges with a utility knife or box cutter with a fresh blade when dry. The outdoor carpet will have a rubber backing for some sound absorption. Tough to find the...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

dkdkrd ·
Just to offer a different perspective/idea at the risk of being disruptive... We built a 5x8 portable layout for a local organization. Knowing it would be viewed closely, maybe even jostled as kids crowded around it, we used a looped pile I/O green carpet for the base. Besides looking great, it allowed us to put pads of the hooked Velcro tape on the bottom of layout items such as trees, buildings, people, telephone poles, signs....pretty much anything that might not tolerate an occasional...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

DMASSO ·
We use felt on our portable modules and the kids under the main layout, table. All built by forum member Eddiem whose home layout is all felt.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Former Member ·
I found a carpet product at Lowes that had the perfect size pile in a two tone green shading that mimics grass very well. I will post photos later as soon as I get my computer back from the repair shop.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Former Member ·
Here is a sample of the carpet I referred to above. Please click on this photo to get an enlarged view.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

sinclair ·
I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector: Here is a sample of the carpet I referred to above. Please click on this photo to get an enlarged view. Is the road painted on the carpet?
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

jim pastorius ·
I wentto a local Home Depot and bought 3 sheets of Homosote for y layout. Pricey but I just plan to cover it with the tight loop indoor/outdoor carpet. Home Depot has it in 12' widths which is nice because my layout is 12' square with an open space hear the middle. Really not too expensive. The trial piece I had I just stapled the edges down real good.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

SJC ·
Originally Posted by sinclair: I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out. I personally despise that plastic astroturf stuff. It looks terrible, falls apart, "flakes" come off, etc. I've used a very fine green out/in carpet and my current layout uses grey in/out carpet. I prefer the grey. I think it looks cleaner, a bit brighter, neater etc.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Former Member ·
No, the road is made up of black asphalt roofing shingles. For those who want a realistic asphalt road, this is a good solution. The carpet is butted up against the curbing. I hope this helps.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Wood: I began with felt and have enjoyed it over the years. Lately, I have been upgrading with ballasting my tracks and open areas. I left the felt on and it covered nicely and blends well. I would encourage you to put a layer of masonite or foam underneath the felt. Looks great nice work
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

sinclair ·
Originally Posted by SJC: Originally Posted by sinclair: I used the plastic green astro turf type outdoor carpet for a FasTrack layout I did. I really like how it came out. I personally despise that plastic astroturf stuff. It looks terrible, falls apart, "flakes" come off, etc. I've used a very fine green out/in carpet and my current layout uses grey in/out carpet. I prefer the grey. I think it looks cleaner, a bit brighter, neater etc. Mine has stood up to being moved twice, rolling out...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Popi ·
BLUE, indoor outdoor. but Ive also used Grey/brown indoor outdoor which looked pretty cool.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

TrainsRMe ·
I've never used either felt or indoor/outdoor carpet. It seems to me the carpet might deaden sound better. Is that correct? Carpet padding covered my last layout, with electricians' wire ties securing the track, and it was good at sound deadening, and could easily be painted black for roads. Another great thing was that Marx telephone poles with those wide plastic bases could be simply installed by slitting the padding and sliding the base under. Great when you bumped into poles too. The...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

handyandy ·
I used fleece blanket throws I find on sale at Wal-Mart around Christmas time. The main layout uses a couple of olive colored ones. The portable layout uses a bright green one. Kinda looks like felt, but "fluffier" and the olive color looks pretty good as ground cover.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Dan Padova ·
I stopped by Home Depot today to look for some I/O carpet. All I could find was the Astro-turf stuff. Looks like golf tee grass. I'm not keen on it. Many years ago an indoor/outdoor carpet was made that looked more like felt. Some brands had a foam backing while others did not. I would like to know where to find this type of I/O carpet.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

NJCJOE ·
I like indoor/outdoor carpeting myself. Mine was special ordered through Home depot.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

ChiloquinRuss ·
" However, the padding was a pain to drill through" Just get a piece of metal tubing (3/8 in dia worked for me) and use as a punch to make a hole for the drill to get to the table and not the pad / carpet. Russ
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Dan Padova ·
Reminds me of when I was an apprentice carpenter. I had to install some hardware on a door to an office. Part of the hardware installation involved involved drilling through newly laid carpeting. As soon as the drill bit hit the carpet pile, a line appeared all the way across the floor. You would guess correctly that my boss wasn't a happy camper that day. By the way, I kept my job.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Dan Padova ·
I like the pile in that carpet, Joe. What did you ask for at Home Depot. I also like the pile on the carpet.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

challenger3980 ·
Sorry SJC, but I personally disagree with you on the green astro turf. I used it on a Halloween layout, and to ME, it looks much better than the grey in your pic. The green makes the yard areas look much more like yards than the grey ever could, I don't want my whole layout looking concreted over. I am Glad that you are Happy with your choice, but on my layout, I think the green looks just as clean, Bright and much neater than the grey. I wont say that I " despise" the grey, but for MY...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

NJCJOE ·
My carpet is regular indoor/outdoor carpet that Home Depot carries. I special ordered it because they didn't carry that color in stock. I can drill through this carpet with no issues at all.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

jim pastorius ·
I like in/out carpeting. I use gray to simulate ballast and in the engine yard plus use green. If I redid my layout I would also use brown in places. It is easy to work with, clean and helps dampen the sound. I can hear the wheels clattering on the rails.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Pine Creek Railroad ·
Khayden, Being pretty much old school I still use the old grass type inside/outside carpet with some old block style acoustical tile under it to deaden the sound on my 1st level, works real well in our formal living room at Christmas time. However the larger game room/office layout had no carpet or tile and I actually liked it better, simply stained green and painted in different areas for roads and snow, it was super easy to work on. I actually liked hearing my trains run on all the...
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

ogaugeguy ·
I'd suggest carpeting as its more forgiving of dust, pet hairs, lint , etc. which is generally less noticeable among carpet pile than on flat felt.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

Dan Padova ·
I just checked out carpet tiles on Ebay. Looks promising for price, ease of installation and low pile.
Reply

Re: Indoor outdoor carpeting or felt

cjack ·
I got my In/Out carpet from Lowes. I think 12 feet wide, any length. I got the grey. It has been a good choice for me, kind of matches the slightly lighter Fastrack and any hole I poke in it is easily made invisible by scruffing the pile around the hole or cut. If I cut for a flat cable, I cut along the carpet lines and the cut disappears. I have Sievers bench work with two foot centers, 1/4 inch pegboard over that, and then the carpet. I weigh about 185 and walk on it when I need to. When I...
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×