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I am building (retrofitting) a railway crossing for my layout and need to grade up and then back down each side.

 

The grade will be gentle so a reasonable area will be filled.

 

What is the best / cheapest filler I can use, it must be strong and not brittle not flexible as I need to include the slot

 

Also something I can smooth out while malleable so I can minimise sanding

 

I have already considered auto bog but it is a bit expensive for the area I require.

 

Guessing the area is about 300-400mm each side of crossing and about 100-150mm wide.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Cheers Grant

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Maybe try using some 3mm MDF with the edge chamfered for the bulk, and bondo / bog / etc for the joins?

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Another vote for 3mm mdf.

Easily worked & sanded.


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Ordinarily I too would agree, but this is in my office with computers among other sensitive stuff, I'm hoping to get away from bulk sanding if at all possible.

I may create a model external to the track and then fit in on top or maybe layers of 600gsm card with a bog skim topping.


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