Regular reader Ed recently contacted me with an unusual question so I thought I’d throw it out to the Model Railway Engineer community.
Here’s Ed question:
“Does it make a difference if you keep your layout sheeted up?
I have an old sheet over mine when not in use but it is such a pain to take on and off, sometimes catching small components, but I am sure I read somewhere this helps prevent track oxidisation.”
Pictures of his layout, covered and uncovered, can be seen above and below.
I suggested that for indoor layouts, such as those in a spare room, it’s not worth doing. If a layout is in a shed or exposed area however than it could be worth doing.
What do you think?
Do you keep yours covered?
I’ll throw this out to the Model Railway Engineer Builder’s community too and update this with any comments so come back soon if this is something that you also do.