Winter 1970 - Page 28
T he track su b-base, usually %" or thicker wood, is coated with wh ite glue to accept the track's Homosote base boards.
, % '-thick Homosote (a cardboard-l ike wall board) is cut one-inch wider than the track's ties, then beveled on each top edge.
The Homosote can be held i n place by nai ls driven part way i n. When g l ue dries, remove the nails to keep nQise to a minimum.
The top of the Homosote must be sanded perfectly flat, to offset sl ight differences in th ick ness, before track is positioned.
A l i ne i s drawn to represent t h e centerl i ne of the track. The track is then spiked in place using HO spikes; needlenose pliers. 28/ 1 001 Model Railroading I deas
A metal stra ightedge is best to be sure flex-track is straight. Use a tramel , p ivoted at radius' center, to check a l l cu rves.