Saturday 15 March 2014

Gatorfoam Roadways

A finished bridge built from Gatorfoam. This is one of Dave Myers displays found at his booth.
During last fall's Expo Don Janes and I stopped by to visit with Dave Myers of Gatorfoam, and to pick up a large sheet of Gatorfoam which Dave cut in half for us...we got a better deal on splitting a large sheet and once cut would fit  nicely in Don's car. Dave discussed with us how one can use the foam as a roadway bridge. I questioned him on the finish. Dave pulled out a can of Sand Stone made by American Accents that he recommends using for roadways such as on the bridge seen above. The Gatorfoam is first cut with a hobby knife to resemble cracks and expansion joints. After painting some weathering chalks finish off the roadway....kind of a neat idea...George Dutka

Don holds a can of Sand Stone the product that Dave uses on his Gatorfoam roadways. Dave had a nice article published in the May 2005 issue of Model Railroader.

1 comment:

  1. that's actually very cool! thanks don for sharing your tips.