David_Myers ® 3471 Waterbury Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Gatorfoam is a unique, strong, laminated panel with a core of extruded polystyrene and a face made of resin impregnated wood fiber veneer commonly known as Luxell. It is an interior, exterior panel, great for structural and all model usage. It can be cut with a variety of woodworking tools, Xacto or matt knife. It accepts all types of paints, stains and adhesives. It comes in
various thicknesses in 4 x 8 and
5 x 10 foot sheets.
When using outdoors care must be taken to protect the edges against ultraviolet light. Gatorfoam is the perfect choice for module building and all around modeling techniques.
Gatorfoam is a registered product of 3A Composites, USA.
Greetings and welcome to Modeling with Gatorfoam. I've visited a few blogs on using Gatorfoam for modeling and still surprised at the number of folks still not sure of Gatorfoam and all its great uses. Several people are hesitant to contact me for tech info! PLEASE...that's why I'm here! E-mail me or call me with your questions and I'll be VERY happy to answer them. Interested in using Gatorfoam as a sub-roadbed? That's the subject of the "Gatorfoam Project of the Month"(Year?). We go into detail about using GF as your sub-roadbed. Take a minute and check it out. Also, I'd like to thank Art Fahie and the gang at Bar Mills models for plugging Gatorfoam in their Cundy Village video. Thanks guys!
Remember we're here to provide you with any "Gator-Aid" you need. Stay tuned and Thanks! Dave
Welcome new visitors and also those of you who know I don’t change my site that often! Good news! I have a new webmaster now. Many of you know Dave Griswold, my faithful Gatorfoam salesman from the various train shows we attended. He’s graciously taking on the task of updating my website, (to give me more time to build models!) Thank you Dave G!
We just got back from the NER NMRA Convention in Syracuse, NY. I used the photos above in my “Getting the Most from Your Gatorfoam!” clinics and I got to thinking it might be a good opening shot for this update. One of the most popular uses for Gatorfoam is model bases. This allows you to build your model structure, start to finish right on your workbench and then “plug” it right into your layout. Remove it to clean, repaint and even change out your structures if you want. There will be a series of these shots going from empty space to completed model coming your way soon. Thanks and stay tuned! Happy Modeling! Gator Dave
Gatorfoam does contain some Formaldehide. Please use caution when cutting and handling. MSDS sheets are available on request.