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Hi,

The last year/year and a half my children (12/10/7) have been busy building a Scalextric set up with a winter theme, like this:




The last few Month my youngest have been asking more and more frequently when we can make a permanent train layout and scenery with the Hornby train he got last Christmas
, and finally a Month back I gave in and started the project
(after all, who can say no to your kids when they ask nicely
and dad quite enjoy doing this together with them) The "only" demand the children had was the following: Rugby pitch, golf course, farm, pub, village, station and rolling hills, and that is after I negotiated away the cricket pitch and the caravan parc
We have tried to do most of the scenery to the right scale, but I am afraid we had to scale down the golf course and the rugby pitch on this occasion


First thing was to build a base board, and as you can see from the pic, we have gone for a bulk std Hornby layout:


The plan is to have the rolling hills in the left and right hand back corner, which will also incorporate a dummy tunnel. Front left will be the farm area, while the front right will be a few holes of golf. In the middle we will have the rugby pitch, the pub, the station and a few houses


first attempt on train scenery:


I must say that working with 1/76 is incredible small compared to 1/32, so I am afraid my first hill might look a bit like a mountain



Rugby pitch and players in place:


3 hole golf course in progress:




Tunnel dummy in place:


Finally, an overview:


I hope you enjoyed this, and if you want more I will only be glad to keep updating this as we go along


Tips, hints and corrective ideas are more than welcome!

Thanks, Per
 

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Per,
thanks for the photos, looks a good layout. However the point is not did we (forum members) enjoy this, but did your kids? Enjoyment is the reason we all get into the hobby, for me it has been since the age of four. Yet I have never considered a golf course or a rugby pitch on any of my layouts, thanks for the inspiration!

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby and I look forward to seeing more pics.

regards

Clive
 

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QUOTE (clive hayward @ 1 Nov 2008, 21:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Per,
thanks for the photos, looks a good layout. However the point is not did we (forum members) enjoy this, but did your kids? Enjoyment is the reason we all get into the hobby, for me it has been since the age of four. Yet I have never considered a golf course or a rugby pitch on any of my layouts, thanks for the inspiration!

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby and I look forward to seeing more pics.

regards

Clive

Clive,
Thanks for your positive comments, and the answer to your question is YES they love it
Both the building, the scenery and most importantly playing with the set
Both the Scalextric and the Hornby sets are made to be used, not just fancy scenery and art! As long as they and their friends play properly with the lay outs, and something should happen to break, we can always fix it again!
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Hi Per, I've seen your slot track on SlotForum. Look forward to seeing more of your train layout here.

I get my kids as interested as possible in the trains and layout. Figures and dioramas do help. My kids get to position the various characters wherever they want them.

Where do your figures come from?
 

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Welcome to MRF - be sure to enjoy the forum & the hobby.

Looks like a lot of pleasure so far - look forward to seeing further progress.
 

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Welcome to the forum Per, and an impressive introduction

QUOTE (perthor @ 1 Nov 2008, 21:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Finally, an overview:


Hmm - looks remarkably like my working surroundings (you should see the mess that Brian and I can accumulate). Looks like a fun start to the hobby.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 3 Nov 2008, 17:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Welcome to the forum Per, and an impressive introduction

Hmm - looks remarkably like my working surroundings (you should see the mess that Brian and I can accumulate). Looks like a fun start to the hobby.

Regards

Hi Per
I have to say the scalextric looks great in the snow scene very well done. Your layout for the kids (and you i'm sure!) is looking very good to, I love the idea of a golf course it fills those awkward corners on layouts very well indeed. I hope you keep adding to this forum with pictures.

If i can make one suggestion about your photos some are a bit out of focus, If you can try either using the macro facility or holding the camera in a tripod or sitting it on a flat surface the photos should come out in better focus. Please take this advice in the freindly manner
that it was given and i hope you enjoy the forum as much as i do.

Kind regards
Paul
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 1 Nov 2008, 22:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Per, I've seen your slot track on SlotForum. Look forward to seeing more of your train layout here.

I get my kids as interested as possible in the trains and layout. Figures and dioramas do help. My kids get to position the various characters wherever they want them.

Where do your figures come from?

Hi Doug
The rugby players (you get cricket and football players as well) are subbuteo board game players 1/76 scale from the sixties that I bought on ebay, and just cut the base off
Not quite sure what the collectors thinks about that
The golf players are preizer, as is the animals. While most of the "fill in" people are oo scale figures bought on ebay, although it says Australia, I guess it is China. I bought two sets, one is perfect, while the one with only 25 figures are way out of scale, or it has to become a place with very long people


The slotcar layout is not quite yet there, but give me a few Month and that should be finished


Thanks for your kind comments, Per
PS: Update will follow, but I seem to spend more time abroad on business than home for time beeing
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 2 Nov 2008, 08:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Welcome to MRF - be sure to enjoy the forum & the hobby.

Looks like a lot of pleasure so far - look forward to seeing further progress.

Brian
Thanks for your good welcome wish! Yepp it is a great pleasure and fun for all of us, and some great time are spent with the kids when I am home and not abroad running a large multinational company unit. Updates will follow during the weekend I hope

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QUOTE (madon37s @ 4 Nov 2008, 08:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Per
I have to say the scalextric looks great in the snow scene very well done. Your layout for the kids (and you i'm sure!) is looking very good to, I love the idea of a golf course it fills those awkward corners on layouts very well indeed. I hope you keep adding to this forum with pictures.

If i can make one suggestion about your photos some are a bit out of focus, If you can try either using the macro facility or holding the camera in a tripod or sitting it on a flat surface the photos should come out in better focus. Please take this advice in the freindly manner
that it was given and i hope you enjoy the forum as much as i do.

Kind regards
Paul


Brian/Paul

Thanks for your encouragement, and your kind tip about the photos. Not to be defensiv, but some of them are meant to be like this, but I also have to add that I just bought a cannon eos 1000d and I am struggeliong a bit to get used to it (as u can c!), but I am sure that with a bit of practice I will get there.

We enjoyed building the Scalextric,and we thorougly enjoy playijng with it, even if I am incapable to beat my kids in the races
Still have a bit of scenery to finish, and a bit of scenery to change. I am sure that you all (as I do) get better with practise, and therefor wants to improve the scenery.

I must however say that I have learnt a lot from various slot car links, but also a lot from the railway links on how to build scenery and to get ideas. Some of the more specialised scenery on the slotcar track are borrowed and transfered from train sceneries.

Lets see when I get home if I cant get some "more" focused pictures to show the progress
on the last corner and to complete the golf course with bushes, growth and a pond!

Per
 

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QUOTE (eddscott @ 4 Nov 2008, 11:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thats a cracking scalextric track. You've done well in 18 months or so.

Mines been about 4 years in the making and its far far from finished.

Tried to link to my slot forum gallery without success but heres a couple of mine.





They are quite close as most of it is still white plaster


Edd,
Cracking shots from the slotcar side of your hobby! Well done! If you can add pictures on this forum you can do it on the slotforum as well, exact the same process! What type of car is in your picture? I love the look of that
Thanks for you encouragement!
Per
PS! How did you make the stones/mountains in the pictures?
 

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If your on slot forum you may be able to look in my Gallery but I'm not sure.

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?...=13949&st=0

The stones and mountains are plaster cloth over chickenwire. I used polystyrene ceiling tiles to flush fit the track (its the same height) and ceiling tiles plaster to hold it in place, I also used this on the plaster cloth and roughed it up a bit. Took for ages to dry and labour intensive so probably not the best way to do it. I then dry brushed the rocks - I learnt drybrushing from painting Warhammer 40K minatures. I know many will say its not right as stone isn't black and grey but it'll do for my needs and I quite like it.

This was my last post re the construction. As you can see it was 2006 and theres still alot of scenery left to do. I lost interest because being the only chap in the family makes for lonely racing


My intention is that once my railway construction is at the stage where scenery is required, I'll go back and finish the slot track. The slot track won't be too detailed mainly due to crashing cars sailing through anything even remotely fragile! But it will give me the experience of scenic modelling so I can do a more detailed job on the railway.

And when I'm finished we'll probably move! LOL
 

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QUOTE (eddscott @ 5 Nov 2008, 09:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If your on slot forum you may be able to look in my Gallery but I'm not sure.

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?...=13949&st=0

The stones and mountains are plaster cloth over chickenwire. I used polystyrene ceiling tiles to flush fit the track (its the same height) and ceiling tiles plaster to hold it in place, I also used this on the plaster cloth and roughed it up a bit. Took for ages to dry and labour intensive so probably not the best way to do it. I then dry brushed the rocks - I learnt drybrushing from painting Warhammer 40K minatures. I know many will say its not right as stone isn't black and grey but it'll do for my needs and I quite like it.

This was my last post re the construction. As you can see it was 2006 and theres still alot of scenery left to do. I lost interest because being the only chap in the family makes for lonely racing


My intention is that once my railway construction is at the stage where scenery is required, I'll go back and finish the slot track. The slot track won't be too detailed mainly due to crashing cars sailing through anything even remotely fragile! But it will give me the experience of scenic modelling so I can do a more detailed job on the railway.

And when I'm finished we'll probably move! LOL


Hi eddscott
Great picture of your car am i right in saying it is a Honda NSX!.
I thought the stones look very good and add a grest depth to the race track. When can we expect some pictures of the railway.

Kind regrds
Paul
 

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Cheers Paul. Yes its an NSX.

Sadly I only have a few cars these days. When I lost interest in the slotcars, I sold them all to pay for modifications to my real car. Wish I hadn't now.

Only pics I have of the railway are in my blog. I may attempt a bit of ballasting on the lines going down the back wall because I may not be able to reach them properly once the station and TMD tables are built.

have to say the pic in your sig looks great - very realistic. Do you have any more of the layout?

Apologies to the OP for going off topic.
 

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QUOTE (eddscott @ 5 Nov 2008, 10:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Apologies to the OP for going off topic.


I shouldn't worry about it - it's a forum speciality!"

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QUOTE (eddscott @ 5 Nov 2008, 10:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Cheers Paul. Yes its an NSX.

Sadly I only have a few cars these days. When I lost interest in the slotcars, I sold them all to pay for modifications to my real car. Wish I hadn't now.

Only pics I have of the railway are in my blog. I may attempt a bit of ballasting on the lines going down the back wall because I may not be able to reach them properly once the station and TMD tables are built.

have to say the pic in your sig looks great - very realistic. Do you have any more of the layout?

Apologies to the OP for going off topic.


Hi eddscott
Thankyou for your very kind words.

I still have my Audi Quattro from scalextric (the rubber band is broke so only 2wd at the mo!). I have a Ford Mondeo in ics livery (I owned a the same shape mondeo so had to have the model one! I also have a R/C 1/10th car of it aswell).

Yes i do have a few pictures of my old layout taken with my digi camera. Here are a few to give you an idea of what i did. By the way please take a look at my topic in this section named "my layout in the shed " and please give me some feedback! I will be uploading even more pictures of it in a few days time.













Please let me know what you think of these! Please remember if you want to add comments about "my layout in the shed" please do it on that topic that way i will know you have left them.
Many thanks again

Very best regards
Paul
 

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Thought it was better to get this back on track!

Just a few pics to update on the scenery, more major changes to come later in the weekend!

The dead end tunnel:






Rugby pitch with the kiosk and the changing facilities in the background:


Thats all folks, thanks for looking!
Per
 

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QUOTE (perthor @ 7 Nov 2008, 22:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thought it was better to get this back on track!

Just a few pics to update on the scenery, more major changes to come later in the weekend!

The dead end tunnel:






Rugby pitch with the kiosk and the changing facilities in the background:


Thats all folks, thanks for looking!
Per
It's looking really good. The dead end tunnel is very nice with the rock face and the green flock. I have about 48 sheep to put on my layout some time!.
Please keep us posted on your progress be assured i will be watching out for more pictures, By the way the new pictures are a great improvement


Kind regards
Paul
 

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QUOTE (madon37s @ 8 Nov 2008, 09:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's looking really good. The dead end tunnel is very nice with the rock face and the green flock. I have about 48 sheep to put on my layout some time!.
Please keep us posted on your progress be assured i will be watching out for more pictures, By the way the new pictures are a great improvement


Kind regards
Paul

Paul, Thanks for your encouragement!

Hi all,
I need some inspiration to what I should do with the space between the two tracks by the golf course and tunnel. All around the rest of the tracks I have put gravell, shrubs, grass, weeds, etc. I just fancy something different! I have enclosed another pick of parts of the area. All help and ideas will be apreciated!

Thanks, Per
 
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