Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Laying Bitumen Roadbed

The next step was to install the the turnout assembly. It needed to come down a bit into the foam, so that the turnout track and the new track will end up at the same level. After some work with a saw, a utility knife and some sanding paper I arrived at this.

 
 
The turnout assembly in place.
 
 
With the turnout finally where it belongs, and the track at the correct level, I proceeded by cutting bitumen mats into strips, the width of a tie (I wrote about the bitumen mats in a previous post). The bitumen is self-adhesive and it stuck fine to the foam.
 





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