Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What Lies Beneath

As model railroaders, we spend a lot of time fussing about what goes on top of the layout—the trains, the track, buildings, scenery, ballast, etc.

We might spend less time worrying about what lies beneath us, on the floor.

At least, that was true for me. The floor in my layout room is painted concrete, covered with leftover carpet pieces and throw rugs. Basically, anything that ceased to be useful in the upstairs part of the house.

But all that changed recently when my wife as at a dollar store and found interlocking foam for floors at $3 for a 2 x 2 piece.

This a huge saving from the foam floor mats one finds at home renovation stores. Here in Canada they run $30 for a 4 x 4 piece.

She grabbed a bunch and brought them home. Out went the old throw rugs and scrap carpet pieces and down went the foam floor mats—in a pleasing design, I might add (all her work).

So now I have a very comfortable floor to walk on (and keep me warm in winter). And not only that, it looks great, too.

Now I just have to do something to fix those saggy curtains . . . .

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