Lay out Track-Bed™ in one piece. Accommodate tight curves by separating the Track-Bed into two narrow strips along the slit that runs lengthwise. Lay the two pieces seperately, butting them snuggly in the middle. Do this by first drawing a center line for your track. Lay each half strip of Track-Bed on either side along this center line.
We recommend using Foam Tack Glue to attach Track-Bed and Track to a layout.
There are different application methods for attaching Track-Bed to your layout depending on the base material.
Plaster surfaces: Spread a thin, even layer of Foam Tack Glue where Track-Bed will be installed. Lay Track-Bed and pin in place with Foam Nails to secure while drying. Work in two to three-foot sections. This application method also allows the modeler to make adjustments while installing Track-Bed.
A permanent application method for plaster and other surfaces: Use the Contact Gluing Method. Apply Foam Tack Glue to both contact surfaces. Let dry until clear and tacky (maximum working time is 1 hour), and then press Track-Bed in place. Installation of Track-Bed has to be precise, because glue will bond instantly. Place Track-Bed in manageable sections.
For both application methods, we recommend sanding the top and bottom surface of Track-Bed with 120-grit sandpaper before installation.
To attach your track to the Track-Bed, spread a thin, even layer of Foam Tack Glue on top of the Track-Bed. Place pieces of track on glue and pin in place with Foam Nails to secure while drying.
We do not manufacture plastic screws and have never tested their usage. This is how we recommend you attach track to your Track-Bed.We recommend using Foam Tack Glue. Sand surface of Track-Bed with 120-grit sandpaper, then spread a thin layer of glue over the Track-Bed surface and install track. Pin in place with Foam Nails while drying.