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Cork Roadbed Turnout Underlays
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A Solid Foundation for your Model Railroad"
O Scale HO Scale TT/HOm N Scale Z or Nn3 Scale
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Pre-Cut and Beveled                                     

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Fits all Standard Turnouts 

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Compatible with all Popular Strip Cork Brands

Welcome new and repeat customers.  This website  has been updated to allow you to purchase cork switchpads right here. Package quantities can be chosen on the shopping cart page.

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 Z/Nn3

 Cork Roadbed 

2.4 mm thick (.093")

Here is a good comparison showing different ways to add roadbed and ballast to your Z scale track. Brown ballast matches the cork well.  If using a grey mix ballast (as above), use a flat latex paint closely matching the ballast and paint the cork first.  Avoid placing ballast under the moving points of the turnout.

 Z/Nn3  Cork Roadbed 

Product
#

Description

# Per Package

Pkg. 
Price

1005 Z Cork Single Track - 18" 5 6.50
2002 Z Cork Double Track - 18" 2 5.95
3001 Z Cork Straight Switch 1-LH & 1-RH 1 Pair 5.75
4001 Z Cork Curved Switch 1-LH & 1-RH 1 Pair 5.95
5001 Z Cork Double Slip Switch 1 4.75
6002 Z Cork Base - 5" x 7" 2 4.95
7002 Multi-track yard pad     2.6" x 12"
long edges are beveled.

2 7.50
1010 Catinary mast cork pad

10 4.95

INSTALLING YOUR CORK ROADBED

The cork roadbed can be nailed or glued down. Wood glue works well, and the cork can be taped down until the glue dries, 1-2 hours.  After locating the track centerline, locate your turnouts first and install the cork switch pads. Fill in between turnouts with strip cork.  

For Z scale modelers:
Locating the track centerline and cork edge is easily drawn using the Itty Bitty Lines "Radius Rule". (Scroll down to the bottom of this page.)

The double track strips can be split lengthwise for easier installing around a curve.  Single track roadbed is easily conformed to curves using glue and pins  or tape as described above.  It can also be cut lengthwise to help in installing, where one half is glued down first along the centerline.

To attach the track
most modelers use the Marklin track spike #8999.  They are small, so if there is  plywood or wood behind the cork you should pre-drill a small hole.  Glue also works but is also more permanent and harder to undo if the track needs to be adjusted.  Do not use glue under the turnouts, as some might get into the mechanism.

Itty Bitty Lines Z Scale Radius Rule:

bulletMeasures from 0 -180 scale feet
bulletRadius template includes pivot hole, with three holes located at the radii of pre-curved Marklin track
bulletReference line & ruler edge allow for location of roadbed strips
bulletRuler is transparent & includes vinyl storage case

 

Product#

Description

Price

R180

Z Scale Radius Rule Track & Roadbed Template

$14.95

N Scale  Roadbed Switchpads   

3 mm thick

(track painted for clarity)   

 

Product
#

Description

# Per Pkg.

 Pkg.
 Price

1340 N Cork RH Turnout, Fits #4 & #6  2 $4.25 
1341 N Cork LH Turnout, Fits #4 & #6  2 4.25
1345 N Cork RH Turnout, Fits #8  2 4.35
1346 N Cork LH Turnout, Fits #8  2 4.35
1342 N Cork 15 Degree Crossing 1 3.50
1343 N Cork 30 Degree Crossing 1 3.50
1344 N Cork WYE or 3-Way Turnout 1 3.50
1349 N Cork multi-track Yard Pads  3.5" x 12" 2 6.75

              

TT/HOm Cork Roadbed & Switchpads   

12mm track gauge

(Track painted for clarity)

Cork is 2.4 mm thick (.093")

 

Product 
#

Description

# Per Pkg.

Pkg.
 Price

 
1400 TT/HOm 18" single track 5 $7.95
14001BX TT/HOm 18" single track, box qty.  24 32.95
1401 TT/HOm RH Turnout 2 5.25
1402 TT/HOm LH Turnout 2 5.25
1403 TT/HOm RH curved turnout 1 3.75
1404 TT/HOm LH curved turnout 1 3.75
1405 TT/HOm 15 deg. crossing 1 3.75

HO Scale Cork Roadbed   Switchpads   

5 mm thick

(Track painted for clarity)

Product
#

Description

# Per Pkg

Pkg.
 Price

1500
HO Cork RH Turnout, Fits #4 & #6 

2

$6.25

1501 HO Cork LH Turnout, Fits #4 & #6    2 6.25
1502 HO Cork RH Turnout, Fits #8  2 7.10
1503 HO Cork LH Turnout, Fits #8  2 7.10
1504 HO Cork 12-1/2 Crossing 1 5.25
1505 HO Cork 25-30 Crossing 1 5.25
1506 HO Cork WYE Turnout 1 5.25
1507 HO Cork Pad RH Curved #6 Turnout  1 6.75
 
1508 HO Cork Pad LH  Curved #6 Turnout  1 6.75
1518 HO Cork Yard Pads - 6" x 18" 1 5.95

O Scale Cork
Roadbed
Switchpads

  5 mm thick

 

Product
#

Description

Qty/ Pkg. 

Pkg.Price

1600 O Cork RH small radius turnout 1 $6.95
1601 O Cork LH small radius turnout 1 6.95
1602 O Cork RH medium radius (54") turnout 1 7.25
1603 O Cork LH medium radius (54") turnout 1 7.25
1604 O Cork RH large radius turnout 1 8.75
1605 O cork LH large radius turnout 1 8.75
1606 O Cork 22.5 deg. crossing 1 7.25
1607 O Cork 45 deg. crossing 1 7.25
1608 O Cork Wye turnout 1 7.25

 


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