Easy curved roadbed with plastic lumber
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Author:  paulrace [ Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Easy curved roadbed with plastic lumber

Ohio architect Bill Logan came up with a way to make wide, graceful curves by using plastic lumber for your right-of-way instead of wood.

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Author:  majchrke1 [ Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Easy curved roadbed with plastic lumber

I am using HDPE lumber for my layout. The straight flat sections which will become a town and a yard are made of 1x4 HDPE lumber in a box type construction with a 1/8 HDPE sheet overlay. The one curved section I have built so far is from 1x4 HDPE lumber precurved to the diameter I wanted. All of this is is supported by PVC pipe legs that are sunk into the ground with concrete. The whole set up is very sturdy as I have had to crawl on it numerous times to work on my backdrops. I have many progress photos I can share if anyone is interested.

Ken Majchrzak

Author:  paulrace [ Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Easy curved roadbed with plastic lumber

Ken, pictures would be GREAT! Unfortunately, You'll have to reduce them to 800px wide to show up right on the forum. But I'd love to see how you're doing it. If you hit reply and don't see a menu for adding photos, click the "full editor" button.

Best of luck,


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