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I have some Piko platform sections that have no way of interlocking.

I was wondering about bonding them on Hardibacker, and this would sit on my subgrade.

Anyone use this in this application? The other option is a friend still has a cache of Johns Manville Transite, I know from work it will last, and I also know from work the problems posed by cutting it.
 

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If you score the transite you can cut way down on the dust. I remember cutting it with a skilsaw many years ago. The things you do when you are young?
 

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True. Also remember how Charles Small used Transite for his buildings back in the 1970s for the Lake George and Boulder. He complained about how it ate saw blades!

I have an LGB technical book from the 1980s that suggests using Eternitplatte (German trade name for cementaceous asbestos board like Transite) for track underlayment.........
 
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