Risers are generally used with Incline/Decline Starters to create varying grades on your layout. Risers are easily flexed to form curves and work on plywood or foam bases. To install, pin in place with Foam Nails and attach with Foam Tack Glue™ or Low Temp Foam Glue Gun and Glue Sticks.
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See a brief demonstration of the products available in the SubTerrain Lightweight Layout System and the advantages of using the foam System instead of plywood for a layout base.
Learn how to build a model railroad layout in five easy steps with the revolutionary SubTerrain Lightweight Layout System.
Learn to bevel, widen, narrow and bank Risers and Inclines to fir the tracking and road requirements of your layout.
See how-to add a building and road to an existing layout.
Short demonstration on using Risers and Incline Sets to connect multiple levels on layouts.
See how to build an overpass on a layout with Risers.
See how to install an under-the-table switch machine when using Risers and Inclines/Declines.
-Model making product. Not a toy! Not suitable for children under 14 years!
-Produit pour le modélisme. Pas un jouet! Pas adapté aux enfants de moins de 14 ans!
-Producto para modelismo. No es un juguete! No adecuado para niños menores de 14 años!
-Modellbauartikel. Kein Spielzeug! Nicht geeigent für Kinder unter 14!
CAUTION: Cutting tools recommended. Use with care.
When modeling in O scale, Inclines and Risers need to be placed side-by-side to double their width.
Risers and Inclines are 2 1/2" wide. You will need to install 2 sets side-by-side for any scale double track.
Cut out a section of Riser where the under table switches will be located. Use 1/4" piece of Foam Sheet, Masonite or plywood to bridge the gap. Notch each end of the Riser to accomodate thickness of material. Material should be level with Riser. Glue into place and mount the switch.
The tightest turn Risers provide is 9”.
No, you do not need to use Risers under Inclines, but using both allows you to increase the elevation of the track throughout the layout to create lower surrounding areas easily, such as creek beds and ravines. For further information and instruction about using Risers and Inclines, watch the how-to videos on our website and consider purchasing the SubTerrain® Manual.
Our SubTerrain® Lightweight Layout System is made of a high-density foam material that can withstand a lot of weight. It's designed for this application.
The "n" stands for narrow. On30 describes the modeling of narrow gauge railways, using O scale trains with narrow tracks that run on HO gauge track. For your On30, you can use SubTerrain Risers and Track-Bed.
Both adhesives work equally well. Foam Tack Glue is high tack white glue and works well as a contact cement. Low Temp Foam Glue bonds instantly and works well for a quicker installation.
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