Its taken longer than I imagined but I am close to topping off the bench work and finally laying down the track.
I have 5/8 plywood as the table top, and had planned to use a layer of 1”foam on top. The tracks will sit on a corkbed, that rests on the foam.
Watching some older videos of Norm Charbonneaus incredible layout, I noticed that he had just plywood as the tabletop, with cork under the tracks.
A rookie mistake I made is that my tabletop is 49” tall. I’m 6-3” so it’s not the end of the world but Im not seeking to make it taller yet with the foam.
If I have cork as roadbed, are there any (non scenery) related drawbacks to going without the foam?
thanks to all of you here. I learn so much from this forum and am appreciative for the insights shared.