We meet all types of modelers at train shows and
conventions. Many ideas I've used were given to me
by other craftsmen. Here we will showcase photos and
comments of other talented modelers on how they use Gatorfoam. If you've used Gatorfoam in a unique way
please let us know.
"I received my order today. It's amazing how strong it is!
Jim Oakleaf, Williamsburg, VA
"We like using 1/2" thick black Gatorfoam for our projects...our dioramas are all
extremely stable as the product is designed for outdoor use and doesn't warp...
& weighs next to nothing!" Art Fahie, Bar Mills Models
"Dave, many thanks for your support & great product. I could not have built this
layout without it." Howard Zane, Columbia, MD
This is a granite quarry I've started on my layout. The back pieces are 3/16" thick Gatorfoam built in smaller "box" shapes and attached with Phenoseal Latex Adhesive caulking. Later they will be covered with dental stone, (similar to Hydrocal but stronger), simulated to look like granite. The whole assembly is mounted to a 1/2" thick base. I remove the whole thing, carry to my workbench and work on it. After I'm finished, I carry it back and set it down into place. Eventually the stonework will blend into the upper areas of cut granite for a seamless presentation. Look for it at a show sometime. Dave
"In six years of train shows there have been no issues with the Gatorboard modules. It is lightweight but incredibly strong. Unlike foam core, Gatorboard doesn't warp or curl. It also seems impervious to water and moisture too"
Walt Muren, Four County Society of Model Engineers, Frederick, MD
"I'm still recommending your Gatorfoam to all my customers. I love the way it
works for diorama bases." Jeff Grove, Carolina Craftsman Kits