I understand Sundeala is a brand name. Is there a generic name or an
equivalent board that may be more readily available?
MDF is very similar, probably the same thing.
All (well, OK,most) DIY stores keep it in stock.
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If you can face the overwhelming flash on the site :-), try
<http://www.sundeala.co.uk>. You could email/ring them for local stockists.
> Can anyone recommend a supplier of Sundeala board near Chorley in
> I want it for a model railway baseboard for my grandson.
> Some model shops have it in 1200 x 600 sheets
That must be Hobbyboard, it only comes in 1200x600 sheets, the Pinboard
comes in 2400x1200 sheets.
Quick look at their site, seems to be made from recycled newspaper and is
'pinable', so maybe its softer than MDF? Never heard of it before.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
Haven't seen Sundeala for a long time but its certainly a lot softer than
MDF and often used for pinboards etc.
Lasttime I wanted some I settled for a generic "insulation board" from
Travis Perkins. Slightly rough surface, white painted on one side and
softer than Sundeala but it did the job.
The Sundeala web site has quite a long list of suppliers
I recall that one of the qualities appreciated by model railway fans was the
quiet running it gave the trains.
It's actually LDF or "pinboard". Berry's in Leyland stock it in nice big
Mick (Working in a M$-free zone!)
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It was all demolished a while ago and the site now has a selection of flats
and the Sunbury Travelodge. Presumably they still have a factory somewhere.
> Not sure where/if they make it now...
IIRC the website says it's made from recycled newspaper. I recently go a
few sheets off ebay - two** of which now sit behind my son's dartboard,
protecting the wall.
**why can I _never_ get such things to align. I measure to the mm, then the
drill decides to wander :-(
>**why can I _never_ get such things to align. I measure to the mm, then the
>drill decides to wander :-(
You should try Imperial measurements - the drill never ever wanders.
Foot, pint and pound are perfectly sound.
Try knocking a nail in the spot before you lift the drill. Then drill on
the spot and it stops it wondering.
No it isn't.