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New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:27:32 AM »
Came across a new company to me anyway selling homasote based roadbed. It. Central and Western homasote roadbed was wonder if anyone has had any dealings with the company I should be in the market for some in the fairly near future thanks. Scott
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 02:40:12 PM »
Scott, 

Never heard of this company until now. I'm about 95% finished with my track laying but this looks good if you are still using homasote roadbed.

Here's the link.

https://www.cwhomaroad.com/ho-products

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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 03:00:13 PM »
I think I'm going to have to order some of that to give it a try.  Thanks for the heads up and the link!   :D
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 05:10:46 PM »
Nice!  I liked Homabed, although shipping times could be a bit uncertain. 


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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 09:43:51 AM »
Scott, 

Never heard of this company until now. I'm about 95% finished with my track laying but this looks good if you are still using homasote roadbed.

Here's the link.

https://www.cwhomaroad.com/ho-products

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I wonder if he bought out Cascade Rail Supply?   I love the stuff and better than DIY and the dust.
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 10:26:12 AM »
I was wondering the same thing product line is similar and he just added crossings that match the new ones being produced by Fast Tracks
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 04:23:45 PM »

Great stuff for holding down spikes, but a pain to make it yourself.

I bought some material from Homabed about 10 years ago and their product was fine, but delivery was a bit slow. Just checked and their website is no longer available.

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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 06:53:47 PM »
I was thinking about this:  given how similar the products are, I'd be surprised if this new company did NOT buy the tooling from Homabed.  Those diagonal cuts in the roadbed strikes me as distinctive and presumably done by some special tool...


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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 08:25:52 PM »
I also wonder if he bought out Cascade Rail Supply.  They are who I got my last order from years ago.  Thanks for the heads up if I ever need more.

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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 09:27:43 PM »
Good to know.  I bought some HomaBed and have used it in my layout.  But I've also used a utility knife to slice a taper on the side of Homasote I've sawed to shape myself.  Also works for making ditches in large flat areas.
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 10:26:58 AM »
I'm happy to hear that this stuff is again available.  I need to check my supply against my track plan to see if I have enough.  I use the thin homabed for my sidings as I use cork for the main line.
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 03:55:28 PM »
I just placed an order.  I'll let you know when it arrives.   :D

Now I have rails, spikes, homasote, homasote roadbed, ties and track laying tools.  All I need now is a plan and some bench work.   ;D
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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2021, 06:02:04 PM »
I just placed an order.  I'll let you know when it arrives.   :D

Now I have rails, spikes, homasote, homasote roadbed, ties and track laying tools.  All I need now is a plan and some bench work.   ;D


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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2021, 07:27:16 PM »
I saw a thread on the MRH forum about this product and shared with our NMRA Division President. He immediately ordered $400.00 worth and was impressed with the edges and that the product was dust free out of the box. He hasn't begun to lay track yet so can't speak to it's spiking ability.

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Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2021, 07:34:38 AM »
My (small) order arrived yesterday.  Looks good!  :)



I received an e-mail over the weekend that they had four or five large orders ahead of mine so I expected a bit of delay, which wouldn't have been any problem at all, but I still got it faster than I could have hoped for anyway.

Now I have rails, spikes, ties, tools, roadbed, sheets of homosote, lumber, a DCC system and trains.  All I need now is a decent track plan. The same thing I've been procrastinating on for years.   ::)
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