1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

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1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Sat May 16, 2009 9:09 am

Her is the start of my attempt to knock up the Hornby track mat layout that came with the DCC mixed goods set, all the track has been bought and laid out. Next I marked round all the track in pencil with the intention of spraying where the track sits with grey paint (to help with making the ballast look convincing when it starts to fall off). I have decided to use the ballast - wallpaper paste mix method, I hope this will work!
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Sat May 16, 2009 9:10 am

Acky190 wrote:Her is the start of my attempt to knock up the Hornby track mat layout that came with the DCC mixed goods set, all the track has been bought and laid out. Next I marked round all the track in pencil with the intention of spraying where the track sits with grey paint (to help with making the ballast look convincing when it starts to fall off). I have decided to use the ballast - wallpaper paste mix method, I hope this will work!

Before someone mentions it, yes that is a Dutch numberplate on the car, we are based over here for the next 2 1/2 years!
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby ChrisWV10 » Sat May 16, 2009 12:49 pm

This looks vaguely familiar :wink: Tho' I'm just stretching my trackmat out by 2'6".

Have you DCC'd the pacer? And if so...
How many decoders does it need? Is it 1 each end?
How easy/fiddly was it?

(That sounds quite abrupt but it's not meant to be!)

Be interesting to see what you make of the trackmat. There's a couple of 'mat based layouts on here in progress.

Cheers!

C.

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby sapper_k » Sat May 16, 2009 5:21 pm

a good start keep up the good work,

Acky190 wrote: we are based over here for the next 2 1/2 years

whys that?
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Sat May 16, 2009 8:11 pm

sapper_k wrote:a good start keep up the good work,

Acky190 wrote: we are based over here for the next 2 1/2 years

whys that?

I work at the the NATO HQ in Brunssum!
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby hobby boy » Sat May 16, 2009 8:45 pm

Snap!! I have the mixed goods set too :D
Great start on the layout! Much better i can do!
How big is the layout though :?

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby itsmee13 » Sat May 16, 2009 9:27 pm

looking good m8
Oh well we all make mistakes as the hedge hog said to the hair brush

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby outcastjack » Sun May 17, 2009 10:07 am

you have a usable garage! I am so jelous!!!

looks good btw
Above all its a Rover.

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby hobby boy » Sun May 17, 2009 9:03 pm

i've got my layout in a usable garage!
I have this engine like the picture :) GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank
Check out Andrew's layout Hookstoke Junction UPDATED! Should do more work as it's now the Easter Holidays :) After the holdiays are over, my layout won't get updated much Age = 15

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:03 pm

After much thought I decided to rethunk the Trackmat layout as a personal touch is always needed, also if I want to run the 155 & HST I have DCC'd for the layout then a little more track space is required. The only downside to this was the realisation that I would now need more buildings to make my "market town". Any comments please!!
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I did have re-railers on both sidings but then decided to remove them!
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby hobby boy » Wed May 20, 2009 4:44 pm

That design is much better then the hornby one!
I know that the track mat is small but they did do another one that was a much better layout.

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Graymee » Wed May 20, 2009 9:08 pm

Hi Acky,

You did exactly the same as me and ditched the trackmat! There are some good layouts on here using it but as you say "the personal touch" is always better. :D

Is your baseboard 6x4?

One thing I have learned is not to pin anything down or finalise your trackplan for a while, it took me ages to settle on the final plan. really glad i didn't rush in. :shock:

Looking good so far

Cheers

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Thu May 21, 2009 6:37 pm

Graymee wrote:Hi Acky,

You did exactly the same as me and ditched the trackmat! There are some good layouts on here using it but as you say "the personal touch" is always better. :D

Is your baseboard 6x4?

One thing I have learned is not to pin anything down or finalise your trackplan for a while, it took me ages to settle on the final plan. really glad i didn't rush in. :shock:

Looking good so far

Cheers

Graeme

Yeah the board is 5'11" x 4', I just decided that the Hornby trackmat would be easy to follow but not "mine" if you know what I mean. Just waiting to get stuck in now, need to start testing the entire track with my DCC'd HST after using staples for the points instead of the Hornby items which was a tip I was given by someone on here!!!
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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby hobby boy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:54 am

hi acky190
when will this thread be updated again? I do like watching the progress of layouts

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Re: 1st attempt @ Hornby trackmat layout!

Postby Acky190 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:50 am

Hi all,
Unfortunately due to a new baby arriving I have not had chance to do much more to the layout and have even toyed with the idea of selling up, I have still so much more to do and have just managed to get the Pacer and HST DCC'd. The Super Sprinter is nearly done and then all DMU's etc will be finished! Will try to keep the thread updated, wait out!
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