Hornby R711

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Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:06 pm

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Has anyone ever built the Hornby R711 trakmat layout (with or without the trakmat) ? As everyone knows, I'm not looking for realism. A lot of forum members are better than me for that. All your comments, advices and criticisms will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Mountain » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:18 pm

I prefer the design seen on the 1978 and 1979 Hornby catalogues. That one you have shown will work fine, but I need a little something more interesting for me to work with. But like you say. If you like it, go for it, especially if you find it fun!

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:02 pm

Many thanks for your input Mountain. :D
Mountain wrote:I prefer the design seen on the 1978 and 1979 Hornby catalogues
Do you have some pics of these layouts ? They can give me a lot of ideas.
Mountain wrote:But like you say. If you like it, go for it, especially if you find it fun!
That the way I like all my layouts. :D

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Re: Hornby R711

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:34 pm

Thanks for the link. Very interesting.

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:54 pm

It's not really a "Hornby R711 trakmat" layout but it's very close. I have all the track sections and the points. I also have all the wood for the baseboard (1.40m x 0.80m). I can only run short trains and 0-4-0 locos. All your comments, advices and criticism will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby End2end » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:17 pm

Personally I'd change the lower points around and add another pair of points as shown in blue.
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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:03 am

Excellent idea. I buy it ! Fortunately, I had two right points in my box of track. This is the new track plan. Better than the first one (hope so).

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:06 am

For the record, I will use this very secret ballasting method that I found in this very impressive video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsYghZtr7Q&feature=emb_logo

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Re: Hornby R711

Postby Raboliot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:04 am

Unfortunately, my track plan doesn't work in the real world because the Peco and Fleischmann track sections don't work together. They don't have the same height. :( :( :(


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